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UK: Bent Gimbal after first crash - any ideas?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Chrisbpoole, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Chrisbpoole

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    First crash of my Vision 2+ after 2 months of use.

    I hit a tree which resulted in a tumble to the ground. All appeared ok until I tred to slide the Perspex gimbal/camera lock back on. Something has bent on the gimbal as a branch has gone between the legs & hit the camera.

    Any ideas on what has bent or how to fix as I'm still a relative newbie. if I knew how to attach photos I'd share?!?!

    Help!
     
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  3. Chrisbpoole

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    Re: Bent Gimbal after first crash - any ideas?

    Yes....the yaw arm appears to have a slight twist. Any ideas other than buying a new one? How do I remove it as well?
     
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    Re: Bent Gimbal after first crash - any ideas?

    Dont start tearing your camera apart without doing some research. If you break the hinging ribbon cable retainers lock off the main board you might as well buy a new gimbal. It costs $100 to send it in to me or many other repair shops and have us straighten the gimbal. Its a small price to pay, I make sure everything is aligned and the potentiometer values are correct. It is very easy to turn a simple repair into a $400 dollar mistake.

    Jeremy
     
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    Re: Bent Gimbal after first crash - any ideas?

    Sounds great....except I'm in the UK. Any other solutions would be kindly appreciated.