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Is this normal??? Gimbal noise...

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Gator113, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Gator113

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    Phantom 2 with Zenmuse 3 axis gimbal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I80rmdN ... e=youtu.be

    The loud tone is only observable after turning on the Phantom, just before launch and at landing. It's driving me crazy! This tone is not heard except during video playback.

    I also took the props off and fired it all up at my kitchen table. The tone was present throughout the video until I shut the Phantom off. This suggests that that tone is on the entire time I am flying. BUT, except for takeoff and landing, the tone is covered up by prop/wind noise.

    My dealer tells me it's common and that the gimbal is not defective. I love everything about this craft so far and the guys at my dealer have been great, but I have trouble believing this obnoxious noise is supposed to be acceptable....it is not acceptable to me.

    I am new to all of this I have a total of 22 flights, all without crashes. :) I am concerned that if this noise is an indication of some other issue, I wonder if it will effect the quality/clarity of video footage I may someday create.

    I intend to add music to my videos, but I don't like being required to do this just to cover up an issue.

    If this is just the way it is, I'll just have to get used to it.

    Any input/experience would be appreciated.

    Yes, I know, I am behind in mowing my lawns. Now that I own a Phantom, I am behind in everything. ;)

    Thank you,

    Dan
     
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    Also, if you guys need to know more about my setup to be able to diagnose the issue, please let me know.
     
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    I am going to bump this in hopes that it moves back to the front page for night shift. ;)

    Am I all wet to worry about this? Is it the gimbal, the camera or some super secret part hidden deep within the bowels of the Phantom??
     
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    Many of us get that with the H3-3D, the anti-interference board doesn't make a difference, and it happens whether you mount it on a Phantom or any other airframe.

    As you saw in that thread in the H3-3D section it's been speculated that it's related to the output port (specifically the new ribbon cable arrangement) but I haven't seen that proven or disproven.
     
  5. Gator113

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    Thank you for your response.

    So for now, it's common. I am told that my anti-interference board is mounted inside the body. My kit came with an extra ribbon, perhaps I'll swap it and hope to get lucky. :)

    I guess I just need to get used to it......