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I need some help repairing a damaged Gimbal Arm

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by CallMeBoog, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. CallMeBoog

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    Hello all! I just created an account on this forum for this issue, but I hope to continue to use this site as it seems to be full of helpful people.

    I have a Phantom 2 Vision+ 3.0, I've owned it since about the end of May, and have never crashed it. Today, I lost my "Good Pilot Prize" by crashing it into a tree while filming an ice blockage in a river. It crashed about 20ft up and tumbled to the ground, camera was still on and battery was slightly ajar when I retrieved it. Leg screws were pulled out of one leg, which I managed to fix, but I have a bent gimbal arm now. Can somebody clue me in on how to fix it? I'm thinking I'll try to remove the whole camera assembly or maybe just the gimbal arm, and then try to straighten it myself. If I had a 3d printer I would print another arm, but as it stands I don't want to buy a little piece of metal for $100.

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  2. yawnalot29

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    Post a picture of it.
     
  3. yawnalot29

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    Tge gimbal arm is very soft aluminium. It Is very likely that you just need to bend it back in place gently.
     
  4. CallMeBoog

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    There is a link to an album with several pictures in the post
     
  5. yawnalot29

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    Use a needle nose pliers and gently straighten it.