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Help after crash

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jjuanetg, May 29, 2016.

  1. jjuanetg

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    Hi guys,

    Had my first crash yesterday and broke a few parts around the camera (gimbal seems fine).

    Went to pick it up and saw some smoke coming from the disconnected camera cables so I shut the drone off immediately. Looked closer and the cables were starting to melt.

    I also see a red light at the bottom of the drone which I don't recall seeing before.

    I'm attaching a few pictures. Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
     

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  2. DroneDestination

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  3. jjuanetg

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    Thanks! Question, will I need to open the shell for the repair or are the cables connected on the outside?
     
  4. alokbhargava

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    I don't think you need to open the shell but you might be required to open VPS cover.

    Gimbal is a delicate part and it may require careful realignment after such a crash.
     
  5. flyNfrank

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    How did the crash happen?
     
  6. jjuanetg

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    Sorry just checked on this thread. 15 to 20 ft un the air a small branch hit the propeller and the Drone hit the ground.
     
  7. Vertigo

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    Cables dont melt for no reason. They melt because there is a short circuit somewhere. Sure you can replace the cables, but if that short is still there, they will just melt again. I tend to want to fix everything myself, but in this case, Id send it to a specialist and brace for a hefty price tag as most likely at least some PCBs will be toast..