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Standard Need a new phantom 3 standard roll motor

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by smedek, May 3, 2016.

  1. smedek

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    Hello,

    I just crashed my phantom 3 standard and the ribbon cable attached to the motor, not the black ribbon cable attached to all motors, tore off and I can't find a new note anywhere. What can I do? I can't afford an entire new gimbal.


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  2. Zeprider

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  3. smedek

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    No roll motor available, no one seems to have a roll motor, my solution is to use a pitch motor, cut down the shaft and replace


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  4. Junior Eluhu

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    I have the same issue. That small cable is broken on mine hence need to replace the whole kit. I found it here but it was only for advanced and pro: DJI Phantom 3 Gimbal Roll Arm + MOTOR GENUINE DJI PART

    Did you find it somewhere?
     
  5. mdowney58

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    Between this thread, and another identical thread, the concensus seems to be to purchase the pitch motor, and shorten the shaft.

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  6. Junior Eluhu

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    Sux since it seems harder to remove the motor from the frame assembly. Luckily, I have Yaw and Pitch motor available. may be I can just unsolder the ribon cable and from the pitch and solder it on the current roll since my cable was sliced.

    Thanks, I'll update. May be I should really start 3D printing those parts to save money.
     
  7. mdowney58

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    Can you 3d print a motor?
    If you have a pitch motor avaialable, why not just shorten the shaft? I've not done it, but can't imagine it would be too hard. A Dremel with a cutoff wheel, a heat sink on the tip of the shaft, and some patience.

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  8. Junior Eluhu

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    I was just talking in general for the spare parts. Not the motors. lol.
    The pitch motor shaft can be shortened but it also need to be sliced in the middle a couple millimeter to fit into the rotary switch on the camera end. Which might be a pain. I will try in a couple hours and let you know the result. I just refuse to pay over $100 for broken Gymbal/camera in order to salvage the part when it might not fix the issue.
     
  9. mdowney58

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    Not sure what you mean by "sliced in the middle"
    My pitch motor has a flat side already. Doesn't the one you have?

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  10. smedek

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    I just shorten the pitch shaft about a cm and it fit perfectly. I used a small hacksaw to cut it.


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    Also see Fstop labs for parts.

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  12. Earwiggy

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    How did you remove the motor from the arm?