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Zenmuse acting wierd/ crash

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by Justgregg, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Justgregg

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    I'm a newbie here in desperate need of info. Was flying my Phantom 2 today FPV using the zenmuse H2 3d gimble and a go cam as my fpv cam. Kept noticing the cam turning to the left as if though I was banking a turn. I was going forward. It would straighten up for a bit, then do it again. Then all of a sudden, the P2 came crashing down in a wobbly flat spin. Still had 57% battery left.
    I was told that I should not have attached the USB cable to feed my imersion TX to the side of the camera. It puts a load on the motors in the gimble. Was the gimble fighting to stay level and burned up the motor thus freaking out the naza imu? I realized that I could have used the wires in the P2 to feed the video to the TX.
    Now when I fire up,the P2 the gimble tilts fine, and stays level when tipped, but when I hold the P2 flat and rotate it, the gimble try's to tip the cam. Then it levels out and the rear motor buzzes.
    So would a pissed off gimble influence the Naza controller? I actually flew the P2 with the cam and zenmuse with out the cord plugged in the side of the cam and had a perfect flight before today when all heck broke loose.
    I have not had a chance to fly the P2 without the zenmuse to rule out a bad naza IMU. Totaled out all 4 props and the prop guards which proved to be useless.
    I did perform a test on the IMU in the assist software and everything looked good. I have a feeling I just trashed a 359.00 zenmuse.
    I only had 2 flights on the zenmuse. Think DJI will help me out?
    So what do you all think?
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. FangsCPO

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    I had a similar problem after a crash. I contacted DJI Los Angelos via e-mail and they replied within 3 days. They provided a RMA number to put on the box and to ship the gimbal to them. I should know within 2-3 weeks on what the outcome will be. Good Luck!
     
  3. Justgregg

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    Please let me know how that went and how much it cost you. I think my problem was I had the USB cable from read y made rc plugged in the side of the gopro. The drag on the gimble was making the zenmuse time out and flop to one side. I kept flying when it did this and when it reconnected it freaked out the IMU in the P2. I have it flying again but now I have a slight twitch problem. I think I have a damaged motor from the crash. I'm going to upgrade the motors anyway, so hope that solves the problem.
    Good luck!
     
  4. Justgregg

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    Shipping the p2 tomDJI Monday to fix the power/ stability issue!
     
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    Your going to upgrade the motors on your DJI Gimbal? Is that possible??
     
  6. FangsCPO

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    FYI - I just received an e-mail from DJI Lost Angelos that my gimbal has been fixed and is being sent to shipping. The best part, "No Charge"...........nice!!! Not bad, it only took two weeks.