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Walkera G-2D gimbal, shorted control board, broken

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by chaghal, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. chaghal

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    Hi guys,

    my walkera g-2d recently had a short circuit due to me plugging the onboard battery in the wrong way around in a hurry between battery changes (aghhhh), after many successful flights and what i thought was allround great piece of kit for the price its gone. I know bangood and ebay sell the control board G-2D Z01 for around £28. However shipping from china takes 2-3 weeks and urgently need to fly with a gimbal.

    Anyone either 1) repaired a short circuit, from what limited knowledge i have i took the lid off the control unit and it appears one of the relays(?) has burnt a little brown mark onto the plastic so i assume its this relay, is it salvage-able? would similar components be readily available at a repair store or is there a chance further components are damaged..

    2) think its possible just to velcro or somehow attach go pro to the metal plate on rubber gromits and accept non stabilized footage , perhaps shooting at 2.7k and fixing wind movement using image stabilization in post production

    seriously annoyed, going to mountain range this week and only chance i will have a for a yr, no gimbal :-( any info appreciated from anyone who has done similar....
     
  2. lostkiwi

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    Why not just mount the camera in its case to the phantom using the original FC40 camera mount?
     
  3. chaghal

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    didnt bring the fc40 like an idiot, the go pro comes with one adhesive mount so i am attaching it using that directly onto metal plate of g-2d, it means extra weight and height as i have to have the plastic case on as well but its probably safer, footage is going to be jerkyyyy

    word of warning for anyone, dont short your g-2d its quite easily done in the heat of the moment if ur an idiot like me , + and - are not marked on my control unit either, they will be on the new one .....
     
  4. FC40 Pilot

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    I use a JST connector (which came as standard on my walkera) for my g-2d so impossible to get wrong if you use oneway connector