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P3S gimbal making a scratching noise when the camera is moved around.

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by jucutan1, May 20, 2016.

  1. jucutan1

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    I just bought my Phantom 3 standard about three weeks ago, and since I pulled it out of the box, the gimbal sounds like maybe something inside is brushing up against something else?? I powered it up and have flown it about 10 times and haven't seemed to have any issues with it. Flies great, and the footage is very stable, so it doesn't seem to be effecting its performance. Can anyone tell me what the cause of the noise is, and if I should be too concerned about it?
     
  2. msinger

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    Got a video?
     
  3. jucutan1

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    Sorry, i'll post one this evening. Been trying to send a video I took with my phone for sometime now, and for some reason it's not showing up that it's even on my computer when I try to upload it.
     
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    Hope I did this right.
     
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    Mine makes the same noise. I think it's the flat cable rubbing on the inside of the gimbal.
     
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  6. msinger

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    jucutan1, that's definitely the gimbal cable rubbing. Mine does this too. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it since there are no known cases of it causing any type of damage.
     
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    Thanks! That makes me feel much better.