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Here is the quickest and cheapest way to fix your gimbal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by yali, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. yali

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    Do not send in for repair because it will take too much time, money.

    Here is the quicker and cheaper way to get your gimbal replaced for your DJI Phantom 2 vision plus.

    Step 1. Get a brand new phantom 2 vision plus online with an extra battery for $1369.
    Step 2. Detach the brand new gimbal with camera from the newly purchased and put it on old vision plus aircraft to replace the broken one
    Step 3. Sell on ebay the following items separately for the price suggested:
    -1 brand new smart battery for $159
    -1 vision plus long range Wifi Externder for $199 - in high demand from vision owners
    -1 brand new DJI Phantom 2 aircraft with controller for $799
    that all adds up to $1157 and your brand new gimbal and camera only costs you $146

    Step 4. Sell your broken gimbal with camera for at least another $100 and you will end up losing almost nothing for a brand new parts and only takes less than a week to do these things.
     
  2. srandall25

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    what's the likelyhood of actually getting $800 for that second hand phantom(without gimbal/camera) and controller?
     
  3. You sell it as new not used. If you didn't use it and put in the description that it hadn't been turned on or flown but was used for parts I could see someone buying it for $750
     
  4. yali

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    Inside Phantom 2 vision plus body, I believe there are 2 IC board that worth money: Gimbal controller and camera wifi module.
    Besides, the 5.8 Ghz controller will have less interference from its 2.4 Ghz video link and more reliable, that's why DJI decided to go with 5.8 Ghz
     
  5. yali

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    You can also do it this way: Aircraft body only: $499 http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJI-Craft-R...t=US_Surveillance_Gadgets&hash=item3a907424c2
    Battery: $159
    5.8 Ghz DJI Controller: $149 http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJI-Innovat...Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item258f16e444
    Battery Charger: $39.9
    2 sets of Genuine DJI Props: $50
    Total: $900
     
  6. chrismbrock2009

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    Or just buy the second one to keep for parts. Likely hood of crashing eventually is pretty high. Would rather have what I need to fix on hand then trying to scramble in the future :D