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HELP Missing gimbal piece!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Paul Shalhoub, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Paul Shalhoub

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    Hi guys, my PV2+ stopped working mid-flight yesterday (unsure why) and fell approx 15m.The gimbal+camera disconnected after crash. I hooked everything back up:
    - camera function still works
    - error message comes up saying to remove gimbal cover
    - makes a noise that sounds like it's trying to move the gimbal but something is stopping it.
    I think there is a piece missing, as you can see in the attached photo, with mine being on the right. The arm that attaches where I think the piece is missing feels overly wobbly also.
    I'm from Australia, any suggestions what I can do? Is it possible to replace this part?

    Thanks in advance!

    Gimbal missing piece.jpg
     
  2. madfrenchie

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    There's actually supposed to be a small baring there. Without the baring the camera unit will wobble on the shaft.

    I'm not 100% sure where you guy purchase a replacement baring that size though.
     
  3. Paul Shalhoub

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    Any ideas what I could do? Possible to make something that serves the same purpose?
     
  4. madfrenchie

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    You may be able to make something, but any amount of drag caused by whatever you make will reduce the stability of the gimbal.

    Take a look at this link
    http://drone.parts/store/product/dj...-bearings-thrust-washers-retaining-clips-set/

    This is a motor rebuild kit, but I am almost sure the bearings are the same size! I will measure mine tonight and let you know the results.
     
  5. Paul Shalhoub

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    Mate, that would be awesome!
     
  6. madfrenchie

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    Without fully taking my drone apart and measuring the bearings exactly it looks like they are two different sizes, but I can't be sure.

    Your next step would probably be to look on e-bay and search for broken gimbals you can buy and just use the parts you need.
     
  7. Paul Shalhoub

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    Dang, cheers for your help though.