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Krakow
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Hi,

yesterday I recived my new mavic 2 pro.. First thing I planed to do was firmwere update. Because I was very eager to use I forgot to remove the gimbal lock. After 1sec I noticed my mistake and remove it.

So my question is, how much harm can you do with powerd on drone and gimbal lock on??

Kind regards, Jure
2018-9-5
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pjollain
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I did exactly the same yesterday
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Krakow
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pjollain Posted at 2018-9-5 21:47
I did exactly the same yesterday

Not a good filing, can agree
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HedgeTrimmer
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From quick read of others doing similar, likely no harm was done.  But you don't want to keep repeating the mistake.  

Damage seems to come from having lock in place and leaving drone powered up for sometime.  First sign of damage seems to be message about gimbal overload. Followed by warm electric smell.
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Response by DJI Thor (Admin) to similar question:
Please check if there are any error messages appear on the app. If no error message and the gimbal works fine, then the drone is all at normal. But we still suggest that be careful with this case for the next time. Because if the drone powered on with the gimbal clamp, it might cause gimbal overload and overheat. The more severe case is the damage of the gimbal, and the drone needs to be repaired in this case.
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pjollain Posted at 2018-9-5 21:47
I did exactly the same yesterday

Did the same as well.  Have now attached a red 'remove before flight' ribbon to cover.
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A CW
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It can damage the sensitive motors in the gimbal - doing once or twice should be fine but if you keep leaving the clamp on it will eventually damage the gimbal
2018-9-6
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Hi there, thank you for reaching out. Regarding your concern. If you keep having the gimbal clamp on the Gimbal when turning on this may cause damage to the Gimba and the previous post is correct as well.
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Mike S8
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Did this with my first Mavic many time. I finally had to attach a mini "remove before flight" ribbon that I had in the shop. Problem solved!
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wolfwater69
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Someone said it has sensors that shut it down when there is an over surge of power to the gimbal and it cant go throught the self check. I did the same thing and think mine is fine, didn't see any problem. Before flying next time I would do a calibration for the gimbal.
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fansb36ddfd1 Posted at 2018-9-5 22:12
Did the same as well.  Have now attached a red 'remove before flight' ribbon to cover.

Thanks for that safety feature.
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A CW Posted at 2018-9-6 01:09
It can damage the sensitive motors in the gimbal - doing once or twice should be fine but if you keep leaving the clamp on it will eventually damage the gimbal

I only did it once!
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wolfwater69 Posted at 4-4 08:52
I only did it once!

That's fine
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