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X5 gimbal reached end position

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by da40, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. da40

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    I am receiving a message with X5 gimbal reached end position and the gimbal will not calibrate , just shaking, as trying to calibrate itself.
    I did full IMU calibration, gimbal calibration with the X3, reloaded DJI Go app, still no success, with the X3 camera no problem at all.
    Please, any suggestions what might help...
    Thank You
     
  2. FlyHighUSA

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    Hey da40, I'm sure you have tried this but when the bird is on with the x5 installed, try going into the app and doing a auto calibration of the gimbal. Also check the upper brushless motor to make sure it moves freely. One other thing, do you have the proper firmware installed for the x5 camera ? I hope this helps you. Give me a shout if you need any help at all, I always around.
    Respectfully,
    Ralph
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  3. Casey Preston

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    Are you only getting the warning about reaching the end position when doing a manual gimbal auto calibration? I've had that happen more than few times. I think I finally managed to get it to work by resetting the camera and I think it is a software bug since I've seen it happen to two X5's. If you are having a problem with reaching the end during the initial craft boot up then that would be something else.
     
  4. da40

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    Thank You all
    The Inspire and the cameras, batteries are on the latest firmware, it happened with the Olympus 12mm lens and the lens
    is perfectly balanced. I had no problem before, just landed, changed battery and when booted on the craft, the gimbal would not calibrate itself, I tried different lens, battery, did cold IMU calibration - the gimbal just shaking violently and turning as tries to calibrate itself, so it is not possible to turn on the aircraft. No problem with the X3 camera.
     
  5. FlyHighUSA

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    It sounds like you have a bad x5 gimbal. If the bird works correctly with the x3 and the x3 works correctly then the culprit has to be the X5. I have one other thought, when the bird is on go into the app and hit the auto calibrate tab and see if it will try to calibrate that way. There is a chance.
     
  6. da40

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    I did try as well the auto calibration as You suggested, no success.
    Probably I will pack it up and send to DJI service centre Today and the wait begins.
    I am traveling to Iceland end of March, hopefully it will be back until than.:(
     
  7. FlyHighUSA

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    Really sorry to hear of this problem. If you run into a time frame issue I have many x5 on hand, I would be happy to lend you a used one to use if it is a really important shoot. Maybe they will get it done in time.
    Respectfully,
    Ralph
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  8. da40

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    I really appreciate Your efforts, but I am from Slovakia, hope that the european service centre has a fast turn around
    Big Thank You
    Zsolt
     
  9. FlyHighUSA

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    I wish you good luck. Maybe it will go well.
    Best wishes
    Ralph
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  10. da40

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    Received my X5 from the DJI german service centre, they replaced the unit according to the serial number.
    Very fast turn around, 7 working days, I am very happy.
    Short test flight this afternoon, everything seems fine.
    Thank You DJI Germany