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Recent content by Hawkwind

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    First Snowy Adventure of 2020.

    Excellent composition, variety of shots, slow movements. The music track fit perfectly. The dog running by was a nice surprise too! Where is this?
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    Elk heading for the farm

    Fascinating!
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    Hardware replacement, still showing errors

    To reset the aircraft in DJI Assistant, is this the same as refreshing or updating the firmware? I don't see an explicit "reset", but anticipate this would do the trick.
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    Australian Bush Fire

    Thank you for sharing from your Spark's perspective what we've read about from far away.
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    iPad Mini

    I got the mini 5 and it works great with my MP. I haven't tried it with the Spark yet, but expect equally good results. Perfect size in portability and larger screen than my phone so I can see so much better. Recommended! @Highflyer I think you will like it very much. I recommend you get a...
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    The main board was functioning fine before we opened it up. We did a test flight and video looked fine in DJI GO, prior to cracking it open. When I get time, I’ll try doing the gimbal calibration and see if that helps. It could be the main board has gone bad. We’ll see...
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    How do you successfully replace a broken gimbal motor?

    This was a freebie offered to my son by the owner who crashed it to tinker with and not under warranty. So...this one isn't going to a service center.
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    How do you successfully replace a broken gimbal motor?

    I've replaced a broken gimbal motor but now I get these errors: air encoder error 0x800000 Camera sensor error Gimbal disconnected forward vision sensor error 4 Previously the camera worked (video visible on device). Anyone else successfully replaced a gimbal motor? Apparently once I get...
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    Tried a micro SD card, no difference (as expected). I'm wondering if either the camera or the camera/gimbal wiring harness needs to be replaced. I did bend the connector on the camera board, so this could be an issue, but not sure why it would affect the gimbal so maybe the common wiring...
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    There is no micro SD card in the aircraft. I could put a compatible card in the aircraft to see if it changes anything. Thanks for looking for me. My son was excited to have his own, so I want to get it working.
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    Put it back together, and get errors. I'm concerned that we've broken something. We get: air encoder error 0x800000 Camera sensor error Gimbal disconnected forward vision sensor error 4 Gimbal just doesn't move. I've reseated the connectors to ensure a tight fit. The camera was a pain to...
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    Solution: I drilled through the head using several bits, starting with smaller than shank size then working up to sizes almost the head size (diameter). Slowly, I ground away a low speeds using the newer, sharper bits, then the head popped off onto the drill bit. Top cover is off! No damage...
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    My son is saying he would be willing to buy a $10 top cover.
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    Attempted super glue again. Fail. Attempting to drill the head of the screw out. Slow and it looks like it should separate, but hasn't yet...maybe I should drill a hole in the top cover above the screw...
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    Repair, but Torx screw heads are stripped...

    Thanks for the inputs, I'll try a few more methods tonight and let you know how it turns out.