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  1. Brent D

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    So after effing up my gimbal, sending it back for repairs, changing my mind and getting it returned to buy a new one.... I received it today and opened it up for a good inspection. I noticed that the ribbon cable to the board wasn't fully connected. I reconnected it and looked it over... see the pic attached. The ribbon has 4 little contacts that are damaged, burnt, too hard to tell but no browning, etc.
    I put the gimbal back together and power it up... gimbal behaves perfectly and is controllable and fully functioning minus the camera and wifi. I assume the camera and wifi is those little connecters on the ribbon.

    Anyone know if it is possible to get a replacement ribbon? I'd also like to test the camera itself on another "H".

    Any takers? :) Any ideas?
     

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  2. Rayray

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    Where are you, Brent? England?
     
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    Best bet is call Yuneec. The flex joint in that ribbon is what I damaged, wiping out the wifi connection. Ended up ending sending it to a Yuneec repair center.
     
  4. Brent D

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    Well I'll be!
    After taking it apart again a re setting the ribbons... I now have a near perfect working camera and gimbal... It's all working, video and all now. Only Issue I see now is that the gimbal looks to the left 45 degrees. Now I have a spare camera on the way that I should have in a few days!!!!
     
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    St. John's Newfoundland. :)
     
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    That is wild! Calibration?
     
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  7. Brent D

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    Oh my. I must be losing it.
    I just realized that I put the rubber grommets/dampers on... but on wrong... 45 degrees. All good now!
    Best part is, I can focus my lens! HAPPY CAMPER!
     
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    WOW! News like that really makes me happy, Brent. I redid a camera mount and those raggety-butt rubber deals drove me batty to install.
    You need small fingers, the patience of Job, the steadiness of a brain surgeon, and above all, to be lucky.

    I wish I had a second camera. darn thing better work right, huh.:):)
     
  9. Brent D

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    Yes sir. THANKS! I'm about to do a flying test today... with some distance to look for problems.
    Yuneec's Repair center quoted me $425 + and shipping US to replace the sensor, camera board, and lens..
    when none of it was damaged.

    The rubber balls are tricky to work with but patience.
     
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    Yep those damper are a bi__h, glad its working for you. That ribbon is plug and play so you did something right, lol.
     
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    Just wait, if you move up to larger copters and gimbals that can handle a DSLR you could end up with a gimbal that has three dampers on each corner and 4-6 in the middle of the mounting plate. They can be fun to install since the installation of one can displace the set of the one next to it. Think the H is a pain?;)