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Professional P3P Gimbal Repair Dilemma

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by WalterS, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. WalterS

    May 3, 2014
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    I recently damaged my gimbal in a crash. I have been trying to decide what I should do going forward. The yaw arm is slightly bent and the ribbon cable rubs against the camera when it pitches. Hooking the gimbal up to the Phantom I get a gimbal pitch error. I am guessing this is likely due to it rubbing against the ribbon cable which also has a very, very slight tear along the edge. I am trying to decide if I should put $100 towards repairing the gimbal (new yaw arm and cable) , or put it for sale on Ebay and use the money towards a new camera and gimbal. From what I have seen they are fairly easy to repair, but i'd hate to waste $100 and still have an inoperable gimbal.

    Update: I have video feed, just a limp gimbal. I am sure there is just something I am missing and it could be easily fixable. I did take the gimbal apart and fixed the rubbing though.
    #1 WalterS, Oct 30, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
  2. Mako79

    May 16, 2014
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    Sydney Australia
    Hard to say.
    Depends on your technical skills.
    Depends on the damage (pics would be nice).

    I'm in Australia, so i would buy a second complete p3 unit and sell the body and controller and keep the camera.