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Foam back piece on gimbal
224 17 2017-5-18 23:28:01
Emir
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hi all,

I've just started having a series of practice flights after having my bad indoor experience. I didn't lost my motivation thanks to this awesome DJI community!

Today, unfortunately I forgot to remove the foam back piece on the gimbal and flied around 20 mins under normal speed. The app didn't show any errors etc. Do you guys think have I had any problems?

Thank you very much in advance!


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Phantom3ProPilo
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With that foam piece on gimbals yaw movement was blocked
You could have damaged something but why don't you try to turn on the drone and see if the gimbal moves as it should in every direction?
2017-5-18 23:38:08
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Propwash
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It is not necessary to refit the foam block fitted to your gimble after delivery its purely packaging while in transit.
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hdlou94
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Very true about it is only for packaging, but it gives me a little stability when reattaching the camera/lens protector..
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Phantom3ProPilo Posted at 2017-5-18 23:38
With that foam piece on gimbals yaw movement was blocked
You could have damaged something but why don't you try to turn on the drone and see if the gimbal moves as it should in every direction?

Just calibrated the gimbal again amd looked fine. No strange sound or problematic movement thank you!
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Propwash Posted at 2017-5-19 00:39
It is not necessary to refit the foam block fitted to your gimble after delivery its purely packaging while in transit.

Thanks man.
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Emir Posted at 2017-5-19 01:53
Just calibrated the gimbal again amd looked fine. No strange sound or problematic movement  thank you!

I would suggest to keep the foam in place when you don't fly, because the gimbal vibration absorbers will last longer, otherwise they will be pressed all the time and their elasticity will be affected.
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Rodger8
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The Gimbal is pretty forgiving. It probably got warm from excessive current drain. Just try it and see how it goes.
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djordan2
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Funny you should mention that.  I did the exact same thing when I first got my Phantom 3 Pro about 8 months ago.  I just didn't' see that foam support. On the first few flights, I noticed that the video was not as stable as I thought it should be.   After doing a thorough inspection, I found the foam.  I felt silly to say the least!  I didn't get any warnings either, and the Pro has flown flawlessly every since.
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Antonio76
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to prevent forgetting about the gimbal lock (but of course it applies to the foam bit too), I made this drawing, printed it, attached it to a thin cardboard piece and it lives attached to the drone's arm when it is in the box. As soon as it is taken out of the box, off go the gimbal and the reminder...
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kykphantom Posted at 2017-5-19 02:27
I would suggest to keep the foam in place when you don't fly, because the gimbal vibration absorbers will last longer, otherwise they will be pressed all the time and their elasticity will be affected.

So probably this new design will do...   Punch a hole through the upper circle, attach an elastic to it to secure to the drone's arm.
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Capo
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LOL. Nice to know I wasn't the only one when I first flew it. Didn't hurt mine either.
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MaxP4
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I have this...

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Antonio76
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It looks really professional
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Antonio76 Posted at 2017-5-19 07:02
So probably this new design will do...   Punch a hole through the upper circle, attach an elastic to it to secure to the drone's arm.

It'll help you remember to take off the clamp, but now what will remind someone to remove the tag as well?
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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-5-19 13:52
It'll help you remember to take off the clamp, but now what will remind someone to remove the tag as well?

As the roman poet  Juvenal  wrote 2,000 years ago: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" I suppose I will have to make a new one reminding me to remove the reminding tab too   ...
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Antonio76 Posted at 2017-5-19 14:06
As the roman poet  Juvenal  wrote 2,000 years ago: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" I suppose I will have to make a new one reminding me to remove the reminding tab too   ...

And then another tag to remove that one, and so forth. The tags would be endless.

Understandably, you can't always account for every error, hopefully at least the major ones.


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DJI-Jamie Posted at 2017-5-19 14:16
And then another tag to remove that one, and so forth. The tags would be endless.

Understandably, you can't always account for every error, hopefully at least the major ones.

Oh no, just adding text to the original tag, about removing it too But MaxP4 has the right, simple and classy solution: the embroidered tag attached to the gimbal lock itself
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