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Standard P3S gimbal roll motor issue

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Andrea2323, Jun 24, 2016.

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  1. Andrea2323

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    Hello everyone, my name is Andrea and I recently bought a Phantom 3 standard. I love flying it and it takes very nice videos! Yesterday it was a bit windy and I lost control of the drone. It autolanded but the motors went off and it crashed from about 5 feet. I checked it last night and it was all good, so I charged the battery to get ready for a new flight. This morning I noticed as soon as it took off that the gimbal wasn't straight so I tried to adjust the rolling from the app but nothing happened. The motor makes a funny noise, but I can feel some vibration if I try to move it. I will attach a link for a video I took. Please have a look and let me know what you think.



    Thank you for your help and patience.

    Andrea
     
  2. hunch

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    yup, one of three "MAP" transistors is dead or broken off the roll motor. if/when you replace that motor it will work as it should again.
     
  3. Andrea2323

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    Hi Hunch, thanks for the reply. So I just need to replace the motor or also the electronic card for it? Do you think it is something I can do myself?

    Thanks
     
  4. hunch

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    yes,
    the motor. the problem is that the motor is bolted in the pitch arm ring so you will most likely
    be replacing the whole thing which i believe is about $40-50 and yes you can try and do it yourself,
    just need to take the gimbal apart to some extend to replace that.
     
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    Thanks again Hunch. So I believe this is what I will need to buy (see attached photo). I will be using the existing control board, correct?
    Any suggestions on where to get the part for a reasonable price?
    Cheers
     
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    the link i sent, yes, it is for P3 A/P
    it will fit just the back small phillips won't fit in the standard

    and i have a used one from Standard gimbal so it will fit perfectly
     
  9. Andrea2323

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    Thank you Hunch!!!!
     
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    let me know if you want it and i'll send you a checkout link. you are in US right?
     
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    Nope, I live in Australia. A little bit further down :D
     
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    ok then $40 for the roll arm/motor and $25 for shipping.
    i just checked and that is what it would cost me to send it down under. ;)
     
  13. Andrea2323

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    US dollars, right? Let me check how much it would be Hunch and I'll think about it!

    Thank you!