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SpIrCRxKrdw0
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I've let my friend pilot my P3Pro and he was joking around and accidentaly activated the CSC and it just fell.
It hit the right leg(if you're looking from behind where the battery is) and that leg got bent more than the other one.
But the main problem is the yaw arm got really bent and all of the open parts where the gimbal motors got full of mud.
I cleaned a lot of it but there's still some left and I don't know if I can clean it somehow without opening the gimbal.
I tried starting it but it said compass stuck so I just hit it from the side that's opposite from the one it fell and it worked(read it somewhere here on the forum)
It is flying now but I don't think it's as stable as it was before(I will take a video of it and will be happy if someone can take a look).

TLDR: I crashed my P3Pro and want to know of a way to clean my gimbal from mud and if someone could take a look at the video I'll post and see is it still stable as before or crash made it unstable.

Thanks!
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SpIrCRxKrdw0
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Will buy a replacement yaw arm.
Is DJI offering replacement parts?
If not, is the one from F/stop labs good enough?
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You don'y loan expensive toys to other people.
It's not being selfish.
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roymoon Posted at 2016-10-9 14:47
You don'y loan expensive toys to other people.
It's not being selfish.

Yeah, I know but he flew it already a few times so I thought he actually learned how to
I have warned him of the CSC command when he first flew the drone but I guess he forgot about it
Lesson learned
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kirk2579
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do a IMU calibaration and check the props for damage.
if they are out of balance the phantom will not fly as well

as far as the dirt/mud try an air compressor or similar.

good luck and have fun flying!


I let a neighbor fly my syma 5 one day and he promptly landed it another neighbors roof.

lesson learned---no one but  flys me  my phantoms
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kirk2579@aol.co Posted at 2016-10-9 14:53
do a IMU calibaration and check the props for damage.
if they are out of balance the phantom will n ...

I've just started the IMU Calibration and I don't know is it okay but Compass and Accelerometer are showing some big values.
If it has to be like this then {:4_177:}
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Here's the in-app screenshot ;idk why is the picture resolution lowered

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SpIrCRxKrdw0 Posted at 2016-10-9 09:50
Here's the in-app screenshot ;idk why is the picture resolution lowered

Gyroscope Mod should be around 0.00
Acceleration Mod should be around 1.00
Compass Mod 1400-1600

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kirk2579@aol.co Posted at 2016-10-9 16:19
Gyroscope Mod should be around 0.00
Acceleration Mod should be around 1.00
Compass Mod 1400-1600 ...

I've just tried flying it (without the camera and gimbal obviously) and it flied normally but wasn't really staying in one place
I landed it and attached a GoPro to it, powered on the Wi-Fi from GoPro and started flying without a problem but there was no video in GoPro app and it said camera powered off than camera powering on and it would show something pixelated but the camera was probably on all the time
All of sudden it just started going up and it wouldn't react to my controls and I quickly switched to the DJI GO app which said Disconnected and the LED on the remote was red
It connected again in a few seconds and started the RTH
I've let it come close enough to me and then I disabled it (RTH) and landed it myself(for obvious reasons)I don't know is it the GoPro that caused interference or another remote(there was also a guy flying a P3Pro around 300 meters from me)
I don't know what happened right now but I got scared when it started to going up

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kirk2579@aol.co Posted at 2016-10-9 16:19
Gyroscope Mod should be around 0.00
Acceleration Mod should be around 1.00
Compass Mod 1400-1600 ...

Gyroscope and Accelerometer are just like they have to be
But Compass is 2300 Edit: Compass is 1500 now
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Here's the gimbal
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SpIrCRxKrdw0 Posted at 2016-10-9 10:31
I've just tried flying it (without the camera and gimbal obviously) and it flied normally but wasn' ...

I personally would shut off the wifi on gopro.

2.4 is used by the gpro and the drone so interference when so close is likely
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The GoPro is known to cause interference when used with P3 Phantoms.
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DJI Mindy
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Sorry for your crash.
I think a repair service would be the best course of action.
I would suggest you to send it in for fixing.You can contact our tech support at support.eu@dji.com.
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I wouldn't have messed with it at all.  I would have said, congratulations, you just bought yourself a drone!  Collect enough to replace it and tell him to take a hike the next time he asks.  If he didn't offer to replace it already, he's a loser anyway.  NEVER loan or let someone else fly YOUR drone.
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AG0N-Gary Posted at 2016-10-10 06:41
I wouldn't have messed with it at all.  I would have said, congratulations, you just bought yourself ...

Yes, he said he will pay for repair but he doesn't have to if it's just the yaw arm ($25)
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I have unbent the yaw arm myself and until I get a new one this will do
It seems to be working without a problem
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-10-10 04:12
Sorry for your crash.
I think a repair service would be the best course of action.
I would suggest y ...

Hi DJI Mindy
I don't think there's a need to send it in for a repair but will do if I notice anything unusual
Just wanted to ask something
Do I lose warranty if I replace the yaw arm myself?
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Geebax Posted at 2016-10-10 00:23
The GoPro is known to cause interference when used with P3 Phantoms.

Good to know that
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Phantom3ProPilo Posted at 2016-10-10 18:06
Hi DJI Mindy
I don't think there's a need to send it in for a repair but will do if I notice anyth ...

It's not recommended to change that part by yourself, it will cause issues if you do not install it properly, and the drone will be out of the warranty for improper installation or operation.
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Good luck!
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2016-10-11 12:14
It's not recommended to change that part by yourself, it will cause issues if you do not install i ...

But didn't I already lose the warranty if it fell from the sky because it was a my mistake?
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Thanks!      
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Phantom3ProPilo Posted at 2016-10-11 19:12
But didn't I already lose the warranty if it fell from the sky because it was a my mistake?

Yes,if it's pilot's mistake,it will not covered by warranty.
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