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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by tripleoption61, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. tripleoption61

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    RTH and hit a branch. drone fell and camera and gimball broke. what would it cost to repair it? Should I just replace with a new one?
     
  2. Robert Smith jr

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    Hi, I had a crash that broke the yaw arm and sheared the ribbon cable. I ordered the parts from Bock Hobby, took about 5 hrs to replace. Cost for parts - $65. Cost for new camera and gimbal (standard) is $259. Well worth it to self repair.


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  3. msinger

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    Please post detailed photos of everything that appears to be damaged.
     
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    You'll need the following parts for sure:
    • Gimbal Roll Arm
    • Gimbal Yaw Arm
    • Gimbal Ribbon Cable
    • UV Filter
    There is no replacement for the underside of the gimbal. Perhaps that crack is just a cosmetic issue.
     
  6. tripleoption61

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    What do you think it will cost me? Something I can do myself or should I just send it in?
     
  7. msinger

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    The parts I listed above will cost you about $180. If anything else is broken internally in your gimbal, the repair cost will go up from there. Personally, I would buy a new camera/gimbal and sell the damaged camera/gimbal for parts here in the classified section or on eBay. If you want to gamble though, you could save some money if all you need is what I listed above.
     
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    Thanks for all your help