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I think I broke my gimbal

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jiggyb21, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. jiggyb21

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    I can't find any info on this anywhere. I bent my yaw arm a while back on a hard landing. It was pretty bent but after an IMU calibration the camera basically leveled off. Only after some extensive flying did I see that it wasn't quite level no matter what I did. Tonight I dismantled things, straightened the yaw arm and put everything back together. I made myself a level surface and started a new IMU calibration. Like I normally do, I left the room so the animals would follow as not to mess with the bird. From the other room I could hear some weird noises so I went back in to see the camera all kinds of messed up. Almost immediately I realized I had put the roll arm (I think) on backwards. I took it apart and flipped it and now the gimbal has no abilities when the bird yaws. It can hold level front to back but nothing side to side....it just makes a noise I've never heard. I've been looking for a hour for anything like this or information on buying just a gimbal as there's nothing wrong with the camera. Did I fry it??
     
  2. Mal_PV2_Ireland

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    Post as many clear pics so we can have a look. The ribbon cable might be damaged or unseated
     
  3. jiggyb21

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    I was very meticulous in every step except the crucial one where I F'd up. I'm pretty confident that I put all the ribbon ends back in properly. I have tools for taking apart cell phones so it was all pretty smooth going. You can see and hear in the video that gimbal "attempts" to stay level. I move it with my finger to show that, at the extremes, it loudly tries to make it level again but anywhere near level it just swings and stays freely. Any help is appreciated. I'm going to take it apart again.

     

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    Havent seen that happen before when putting cameras back together. I'd take it apart again. Take the ribbon cable out completely and start over. Thats the first thing I'd try. Ive seen cameras off centre to the left or right after being put back on but thats down to not screwing it back onto the flat part of the pin, but that cant be the case with the roll axis