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Smashed camera and gimbal

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Bella, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Bella

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    Hi. Crashed my P3 into trees and camera completely detached from unit. Cable also detached. Have been told must purchase new camera/gimbal since arm cannot be repaired $550. Can you purchase arm and new cable and repair at a fraction of the cost ??? ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446403330.500450.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1446403354.734764.jpg
     
  2. msinger

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    Those replacement parts are available:
    If you're not comfortable with attempting this repair yourself, then contact Hani. He has repaired countless P3 gimbals/cameras.
     
  3. Bella

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    Thanks. I am in Australia however. Do you know if it is easy to do yourself ?
     
  4. msinger

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    I believe Hani fixes Phantoms for people worldwide. As far as fixing it yourself, it depends on what's wrong and how skilled you are at fixing electronics and/or troubleshooting Phantom issues.
     
  5. Skylogic

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    There is a guy who makes 3D printed parts to fix it. Look it up. It's about $70.
     
  6. msinger

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    For the price difference though, it's a no-brainer to go with the aluminum yaw arm. Aluminum is much stronger than a 3D printed part.
     
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    I did the same to my camera , I have ordered a yaw arm and roller arm kit comes with ribbon cable aswell, it cost me $128 including delivery from California , I'm going to have a crack at doing it, there's also a 23 minute video on YouTube on how to do it cheers Lee


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  9. cambo

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    Cheaper then 700-900 dollars for a new gimbal and camera


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  10. Warren Dean

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    For a $550 hit to replace/repair the gimbal; and camera, just buy a new P3S and use the old one for parts.

    DJI has brand new P3Ss for $499 and B&H Photo has open box returns for $369