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DJI Mavic Mini High Pitched Gimbal Noise
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andrei193
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Hi everyone!
Just got my Mavic Mini and what a great little drone it is. As it is my first drone I have a question to fellow Mavic Mini users and DJI. I experience from time to time a high pitched noise when rotating the drone clockwise and the gimbal follows it, only in that direction. It seems to go away If I move it up down left right or after doing a calibration. I suspect that maybe it takes a little time for the gimbal motors to warm up as it seems to appear after sitting for a while. Doesn't seem to affect the stability and the gimbal performs as expected and I honestly heard this kinda noise on phone gimbals when rotating a certain way but much quiter. Is it something I should be worry about? On a facebook group someone noticed the same thing and also "fixed it" with a calibration.
2019-11-18
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InspektorGadjet
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Mine does the same, I wonder if this is normal though.
Like you footage is super smooth, no jerky video like others suffer, it moves very nicely and smoothly but if you grab the dron by hand and rotate it, it does the sound then stops.
Hopefully somebody can tell us if this is normal or not.
2019-11-23
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Six
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Mine also makes a high pitch noise, it seems particularly bad at start up. I’ve been wondering if it’s a problem or not as I haven’t had it with any of my other DJI drones.
2019-11-23
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andrei193
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Hey guys, also check if you have the problem described here: https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... D712%26typeid%3D712
2019-11-23
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B-man=)
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I noticed the same thing on mine but after calibration it's fine. Hopefully somebody from DJI will chime in.
2019-11-23
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R&L Aerial photography
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Same noise here, noticed it yesterday while walking with mini turned on, it’s completely normal for gimbal motors to whine a little bit especially new ones...
2019-11-24
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JeyTea
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I have the exactly same issue..

@DJI Gamora
Please tell us if it is something to worry about.

I had a few dji drones in the past, no one did make that noise before.
2019-11-28
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JeyTea
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Here is a Video


https://youtu.be/KNdovSJkLgA

2019-11-29
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InspektorGadjet
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That is the exact same noise on mine. Also happens when gimbal moves from left to right.
I really hope support can tell us if is normal, or we have a faulty unit.
2019-11-29
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InspektorGadjet
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R&L Aerial photography Posted at 11-24 03:09
Same noise here, noticed it yesterday while walking with mini turned on, it’s completely normal for gimbal motors to whine a little bit especially new ones...

Thanks, that's good to know.
Let's hope support can confirm this with us.
2019-11-29
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 11-29 04:47
That is the exact same noise on mine. Also happens when gimbal moves from left to right.
I really hope support can tell us if is normal, or we have a faulty unit.

I had the inspire 1 with the x-5 camera, the gimbal motors made some scary whining noises at first but after a few hours they went away. The camera worked great for 3 years till I sold it, as far as I know it’s still going strong, no worries...
2019-11-29
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JeyTea
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I wonder why noone of the dji Support Team answers on this issue..
2019-11-29
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InspektorGadjet
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R&L Aerial photography Posted at 11-29 05:26
I had the inspire 1 with the x-5 camera, the gimbal motors made some scary whining noises at first but after a few hours they went away. The camera worked great for 3 years till I sold it, as far as I know it’s still going strong, no worries...

Aha, that's interesting to know,
I'd love to see the issue dissapearing with a few more hours, only flew the MINI over 2'5 hours now in total. Camera stabilization works great, and is very smooth, also the calibration completes, so... perfect there.

However every now and then when I start the AC, or changing batteries, the gimbal says is stuck and needs calibration again... and it either goes away within seconds or you have to perform the calibration.
No big deal, but it worries me it may actually be something else.
Thanks again for the info.
2019-11-29
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InspektorGadjet
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JeyTea Posted at 11-29 08:05
I wonder why noone of the dji Support Team answers on this issue..

Well I wonder too.
Basically I think they have banned me or something, they don't respond to PM, and never post in my threads.

One member of this community recommended to me speaking to one member of tech support, for an issue I had regarding another DJI account I own, about registration. Sent PM with no answer, made many threads about other things, still they ignore... sad but at least I can get some feedback from the community.
2019-11-29
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Juju2b
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I've got the same noise but wondering if it's something to worry about or not ?
2019-12-2
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clem clem
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there is already a subject that deals with this problem that I too have encountered :
https://forum.dji.com/thread-203330-1-1.html
2019-12-3
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InspektorGadjet
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Please @DJI Support, veryfy if this sound is something we should worry about or not.
We have the rights to know this, is not ctiticism.
2019-12-3
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clem clem
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After a new test, I think that the "cold" is the cause of this noise.
I explain myself, the noise is present when the drone is switched on and also after a flight outside (temperature of 5-6°C).
Once back indoors the noise stops after 5-6 minutes (temperature 21-23°C).
2019-12-3
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MiniChris
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Mine makes the noise indoors whilst at normal room temperature without being outside at all.
2019-12-3
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fans9c544e01
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Would a lubricant spray in the area of the noise, would that help? Anyone?
2019-12-4
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fans9c544e01 Posted at 12-4 08:59
Would a lubricant spray in the area of the noise, would that help? Anyone?

Just install the latest firmware that have been released today and the issue will be fixed.
2019-12-4
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Crummett
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Having thought it was a normal motor noise I listened again and it really was quite loud and constant. Anyway, just upgraded the firmware and it’s quiet as a mouse, job done!
2019-12-4
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fans9c544e01 Posted at 12-4 08:59
Would a lubricant spray in the area of the noise, would that help? Anyone?

I thought about it but seems risky too... Anyway it seems it was a matter of adjusting PID values in code.
2019-12-4
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InspektorGadjet
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Crummett Posted at 12-4 09:40
Having thought it was a normal motor noise I listened again and it really was quite loud and constant. Anyway, just upgraded the firmware and it’s quiet as a mouse, job done!

Quite crazzy innit? is just gone...
I wish they came around here to say something though I was starting to get concerned and asking my retailer for stock so I could return it... thank god I waited.
2019-12-4
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