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3rdidvet
16th December 2014, 03:35 PM
Gimbal is a goner. I'm trying to help him fix it. He doesn't have a lot of cash. Also, he definitely needs a new pitch gimbal motor but I can't find anything OEM, or a good way to keep the cam and replace the gimbal with a Tarot or something of the like. Any suggestions?

RonSII
16th December 2014, 03:41 PM
I see plenty of chinese gimbals on ebay for around $35 w/motors + hardware or you can find motors for ~10 bucks. How bad is it just bent shaft or really toast? got pics?

3rdidvet
16th December 2014, 03:45 PM
That's what I'm looking at. But the cam that comes with it from DJI appears intact. I want to try to use that because he doesn't have a GoPro.

Regarding condition, the motor is pulled apart, and cannot be reassembled. Imagine that. Additionally, when I first powered it on, all that very important smoke started coming out. Not pretty. Almost feel bad. Myself and another warned him not to go Phantom... just for this reason. And DJI won't support it because he bought it from someone that doesn't have an agreement with them.