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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by tlrlc, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. tlrlc

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    Apparently u can't stop return to home when battery is low so my p3 advanced went up when I pushed down. Long story short it fell from maybe 15 feet to pavement.
    Body looks fine but camera bracket broke with cable.
    Can I buy the parts and replace myself or do I send it somewhere and where?
    Please help I wanna save my drone
     
  2. tlrlc

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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1447625016.794241.jpg heres a pic to help you help me
     
  3. msinger

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    You can find replacement parts here. At the minimum, you're going to need the gimbal yaw arm and gimbal ribbon cable.

    If you're looking for someone to repair it for you, then try Hani.
     
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  4. III% Streve

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    Does she still fly ok? You might want to put it through a test flight, safely, to ensure there isnt any more damage internally.
     
  5. droneshop

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    Do you have multiple flight modes enabled and did you toggle the paf switch to take over from rth
     
  6. III% Streve

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    I don't think WHY this happened is in question.
     
  7. tlrlc

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    ok upon further investigation one of the landing gears is tweaked so that could be replaced but otherwise it fly's fine.
    as far as multiple flight mode... i don't know what that is.. I'm a newbie, i had beginner mode off and what happen was the battery was at critical level and it was returning to home.
    it wanted to go up and that meant tree branches -did not end well. i tried to move it down but it kept climbing.
    so can i replace the cables and gimbal yaw arm myself or do i need to send it out ?
     
  8. III% Streve

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    It isnt a hard fix. Other than parts and a few tools the only thing you need is patience!! Rebuilding the entire bird is VERY simple! Just not easy. Take you time and make sure you dont forget what screw goes where. You wont have that much issue with your task. But a total dis-assembly brings about 7 different screw types. Easy to get confused!
     
  9. TheRealNick

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    Why did it crash? Is return to home not reliable? Did the battery die when you were still 15 feet up?
     
  10. III% Streve

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    Lots of crazy assumptions there! It crashed because RTH activated and he was flying under a tree.
     
  11. TheRealNick

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    I didn't see anything about a tree, just that it went up when he commanded down and then crashed from 15 feet up....

    I see it now in later posts....
     
  12. III% Streve

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    Trees have branches. Seems pretty obvious to me?!
     
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    yes u can fix it steve,Real Nick is a newbie he does know that trees hate quads
     
  14. JKDSensei

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    Anyone know if there's a place to get just the gimbal mainboard ?
     
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    I have one I may consider selling
     
  16. tlrlc

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    So I can buy the parts and replace myself. Sounds good to me. Any special tools needed to get the gimbal arm off / on ?
     
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    Best place to buy parts ?
     
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    On all the various sites, I see so many people breaking their Gimble arms and cables and DJI won't sell the parts, even their authorized repair facilities can't get parts. What's up with that?


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  19. Phantom751874

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    From what I have seen installing that gimbal ribbon cable is pretty hard. If it was me I'd have someone else do the repair, someone mentioned Hani earlier.
     
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    More money in forcing you to buy a larger assembly.... just a guess.