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P3 standard slight gimbal noise - normal?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by rocketflyer, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. rocketflyer

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    Just got my new toy and it's waiting for its first flight. There is a little bit of gimbal noise when the quad is powered and stationary (a low level constant buzz which I can hear as it's indoors).

    The noise level doesn't change when I move the P3 around. It does get somewhat louder at extreme roll when it's right at the limit of its range. Otherwise it looks like it's working properly.

    Never owned a gimbal setup before - is some noise normal or are these supposed to be totally quiet?
     
  2. Spencer Millwood

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    I have a 4K, and when I start up my gimbal makes the same noise. Think it's normal.
     
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  3. Ohiowoodsman

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    lt's all good. Welome to the forum and have blast flying, your gonna love it!
     
  4. rocketflyer

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    Thanks guys!
     
  5. LK8472

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    Ditto. Mine makes a slight electric noise at rest and a much louder and jarring noise at the limits of the range of motion.
     
  6. Pablo_s

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    The gimbal has a fan on it. Maybe you are hearing the noise of the fan working.

    Gimbal fan
     
  7. rocketflyer

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    It's a standard which doesn't have a fan like the advance/pro as I understand?
     
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  8. LK8472

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    I was surprised to see this. I was unaware that there was a fan component to my gimbal.
     
  9. rocketflyer

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    Not the gimbal but the vps on the pro/adv
     
  10. LK8472

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    Ahh ok. Good to know


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  11. rocketflyer

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    So does your gimbal make some noise when powered?
     
  12. LK8472

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    yeah I'm pretty sure it does make the faintest "electrics powered up" type noise at baseline. To be honest I'm very comfortable with my setup, I only notice if something is different.
     
  13. toegema

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    Yes it makes a very low "electric" noise.


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  14. sprite1275

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    Mine makes noise I reckon it's normal.