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Inspire X5 gimbal bent

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by Dentels, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Dentels

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    My X5 gimbal got bent as showed in the pic (didn't realize it, turned it on again and the gimbal worked normal, just got orientated to the side app showing evrything normal), seems like the plastic protection of the gimbal engine is somehow misplaced but I couldn't figure it out without dismounting the chip attached to the engine.
    It's been quite hard finding anything useful around the internet since I guess people tend to treat their Inspires better than I did, so ended up finding this forum and hopefully someone could help me avoid the nightmare of sending it back to DJI.
    Anyone could give me any tips on how to dismount it (and mount it again)? Any ideas about what it could be by the look of it? This part seems exactly the same as the X3 gimbal btw, so anything working on that should work for me! Every answer will be really helpful, thank you in advance everyone!
     
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  2. Dentels

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    Sorry about posting it on the general section, saw other post about gimbal issues here and didn't check where I was posting this.
     
  3. Derfmen

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    I've never taken one apart, but it looks like you bent a shaft. It may work now, but I think it will fail sooner rather then later. I don't believe any parts are available for it so you'll probably have to send it back for repair. Just my opinion :D
     
  4. Carlsberg

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    I blame this on I1 marketing "The I1 is for Everyone"
    Clearly it's NOT, this is a fragile and expensive piece of equipment.
     
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  5. Alastair

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    Sorry about your misfortune but on the lighter side, maybe you should submit these photo to DJI s as a possible solution to their tilted horizon problem.
     
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  6. The Editor

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    No problem - moved to X5 section.
    I am afraid though your gimbal will need to be sent back to DJI for that one.
    Did you say it is actually working normally though......it is actually levelling correctly and holding stabilisation even when moving the aircraft around?
     
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  7. Dentels

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    Yes, didn't want to have it on for too much time but as long as I tested it, it was working normally except for the fact of being 90 degrees to the left. It's a shame cause everything inside the plastic cover seems perfectly right and straight, it seems like it's that plastic that isn't fitting right. Just wanted to go one step further checking it before losing from a month to infinity waiting for DJI, when it could bea fair easy repair...
    Found a video on youtube explaining how to takethe engine chip out, just not showing what's done afterwards, or what's inside the cover. Just the bit of informatikn I'm missing to try to repair it.
     
  8. Dentels

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to explain it so well! That's exactly what I needed, gonna try and check everything at last, hopefully is not as bad as it could be.
     
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    Please be careful when trying to true the shafts. They are heat treated and can snap easily. I have to anneal them before working them straight and then re-temper them.

    Jeremy
     
  10. Photoflyboy

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    How did you anneal it. Torch, oven, something else?