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Floppy Gimbal Issue
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SteveLee
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This has probably been asked before but I can't find an answer.
My camera is always floppy on startup and during the flight it stays floppy. So, before every flight I have to calibrate the gimbal. It works perfectly well after I've done this but should I have to do it before every flight?

2017-4-10
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Scott A
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I have a similar issue, calibration does not help.
2017-4-10
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Scott A
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I have a similar issue, calibration does not help.
2017-4-10
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DJI-Jamie
DJI team
Flight distance : 112405 ft
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Just to clarify, do you see any physical damage to the ribbon cable? How long have you had this unit? Is this right out of the box, or after a firmware update or hard landing?
2017-4-10
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dingo
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I have a similar issue. When you start the drone it goes through the camera motions, up then down, but stays down and goes limp. I have tried changing all the electrical board in the gimbal setup but still no luck.
2017-4-11
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SteveLee
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Never crashed. It's always had guided and soft landings. The ribbon and the unit look fine. At one time it was OK, then it wasn't. No logical season that I can think of. Hence the question.

Unlike Dingo above, mine does not go through the motions until I run through a gimbal calibration. Then its fine and works perfectly until the next switch on. It's not a massive problem but I wondered if there was a reason.
2017-4-11
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Scott A
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I would bet it's a configuration file issue. The Go software is famous for not reading/writing it's config. If I set the units to Imperial, the max altitude and return altitude still read meters.
2017-4-11
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SteveLee
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So, we haven't solved this issue between us then. We've quickly ran out of ideas and given up? No problem. I'll sort it elsewhere.

Thanks to all who tried to help.
2017-4-13
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calls4u2
Second Officer
Flight distance : 211604 ft
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As Scott mentions, it could be a config file issue, try on another device or reinstall the dji go4 app. I'm assuming you didn't try this solution?
2017-4-13
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SteveLee
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I've re-installed and it was successful. No more floppy gimbal.

Many thanks.
2017-4-14
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Lucasb
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Scott A Posted at 2017-4-10 11:45
I have a similar issue, calibration does not help.

I have the same issue, no movement on startup and none on calibration. It fails every time. Brand new unit.
Thanks

LB
2017-4-30
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