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Gimbal Base Plate (Stripped Screws) - REBUILD
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Winston
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Hey guys/gals,

I have a phantom 2 vision plus with a broken flex ribbon. I'm having an issue replacing this as there are two stripped screws on the gimbal base place. Does anyone have any ideas as to extracting this relatively quickly, or does anyone know of a source to acquire a replace base plate.

Thanks!
2015-6-16
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roy
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You say stripped screws. Is it the head that is stripped or the screw threads?
2015-6-19
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Winston
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It would be the head of the screws. I purchased a precision screw extraction kit, so I'm hoping this will work.
2015-6-23
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quanthonytrang
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Winston Posted at 2015-6-24 01:28
It would be the head of the screws. I purchased a precision screw extraction kit, so I'm hoping this ...

If your screw driver is slipping, try using a rubber band in between the head and the screwdriver. This creates a better grip and torque.
2015-6-23
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Winston
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quanthonytrang Posted at 2015-6-24 06:41
If your screw driver is slipping, try using a rubber band in between the head and the screwdriver. ...

I'll give that a try, thanks!
2015-6-29
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Winston
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This isn't looking good. The extraction tools are just boring the screw heads off, and by the looks of it the crash also caused the yaw arm to bend the top base plate. I can't get it apart to see if there was any damage to the circuit board. Any chance anyone knows of a source to purchase the base + circuitry alone?

Thanks,
EDIT: Ended up drilling the heads off the screws which has allowed me to remove the top plates. There is some of the thread sticking out, so I'm going to attempt to hook on to them and twist them out, hopefully with success. I've also started to adhere the replacement flex ribbon to the replacement yaw arm. I'll keep this thread updated as I progress to hopefully a successful gimbal rebuild.


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2015-6-30
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Winston
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Looks like this really is turning into a complete rebuild. I managed to get the remaining screws out of the gimbal base using needle nose pliers. After doing so, I've also noticed that the motor that moves the yaw arm has a bent shaft. Is their a particular name for this motor? I'm having a hard time sourcing one.
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