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Phantom 3 Standard Camera Gimbal Misalignment and Motor Overload FIXED!

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by jpjurilla, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. jpjurilla

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    I actually revised this thread I made since the earlier one was already irrelevant. The problem I raised was already solved and here's an update to my gimbal motor overload problem. I will share this here since I do not know how to delete this thread.

     
    #1 jpjurilla, Nov 6, 2015
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  2. tdP3

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    Thx. I did this adjustment and my gimbal now aligns correctly at startup, eliminating need to auto calibrate the gimbal every time i fly.
     
  3. choopi

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    Nice video on how to fix your problem!
     
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  4. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    I do this but the gimbal misaligns again after start up .... When I open up the gimbal it misaligned again. What's the problem please?
     
  5. mdowney58

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    The opposite end of the gimbal roll motor has a much smaller shaft, that is press fit into the silver colored (sorry, don't know the actual part name) part.
    When the OP turns the shaft with pliers, and holds the camera, the shaft is turning in that silver part, and should hold there. I guess yours is slipping.
    I'm pretty sure I've read in the many other threads on this issue, that the solution is to get it aligned, the put a tiny amount of super glue on that point (again, the opposite end of the motor from where it's being adjusted)

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    I would try to use the smallest amount of superglue as possible. Don't use the bottle and drip a whole drop on it. I'd use an X-acto knife and just get a droplet so that it gets on one small section of the shaft. You may need to get this apart one day.
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  6. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    Hi,
    I used epoxy and lined it up horizontal with the top of the camera housing. It's still tilted on start up. I can calibrate it but after a restart the problem comes back ?!? I took the back off the gimbal to check if the shaft had slipped again but it's lined up perfectly :-(
     
    #6 SnoozeDoggyDog, May 17, 2016
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  7. mdowney58

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    Where did you apply epoxy?
    It's the FRONT end of the roll motor that is slipping in the silver metal cup.
    So, let's say you open the rear cover off of the roll motor, power up, and the shaft flat is pointed up as it should be, are you saying that the camera is tilted?

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