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TIFU (Almost)

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by rebal1oo, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. rebal1oo

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    I crashed Saturday and broke the gray cable that goes from the motherboard to the gimbal. When I received the cable today I went to install it but it would only fit the connection on the motherboard. The connection on the gimbal just wouldn't fit. After cussing DJI for sending me a bad cable, I realized that I had left the old part of the connection in the gimbal for reference. I learned today that sometimes I need to take a step back, take a deep breath and think about the problem. Problem solved. So far the camera works and I will test fly it after it stops raining.

    On another note don't be afraid to take your Phantom apart. I used this video and had no problems. Also I used these tools from Lowe's: this one and this one too. I needed both due to the included sizes of the bits and the size of the actual screwdriver body.

    As I went along I took pictures of where the screws went and labeled them with the screw location, number of screws included, the type and size of the driver bit. I stored the screws in little zip-lock bags. This worked out well.

    Hope this helps someone. Also I have only owned a Phantom for one week.
     
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  2. Reed L

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    And how the heck did you crash? Ya gotta tell us that too ;)
     
  3. Illina

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    When I changed out my P2v+ shell I bought a clear plastic box with adjustable dividers in it from Harbor Freight for $3.00. I put each different set of screws in different compartments and wrote on top of the lid with a black marker over each of these where they came from. Even though the new shell came with new screws, I could easily match up the old ones and see where the new ones go. Also take lots of photos of the inside to get the wire layout right.
     
  4. RedHotPoker

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    Hahaha, welcome to the forum. A Funny story with a happy ending? Well yeah!! We should all be so lucky.

    Reed, I Still wrongly see Alberta Canada in your Location. ;-)
    I thought the abbreviation was Cal.? Anyway AB is our shortcut.

    RedHotPoker
     
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  5. rebal1oo

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    I was making circles around a building. I started at about 50' and was using yaw and the direction stick to keep the building in focus. I guess as I was using the yaw I slowly kept lowering the aircraft. Stupid pole got in my way. I wish I had the video but I could not recover it.
     
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