Professional Crash - Repair ribbon cable

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Hi Guys,

I just had my first, and hopefully last crash with my P3P. Nothing too remarkable, just happened to fly it full speed barkwards into the top of a tree and then watched it drop about 40 ft.

So far the only damage I can see is a broken mounting plate in one place, that I'm hoping can be fixed with some Krazy glue and a disconnected ribbon cable from the main body of the phantom to the gimbal/camera unit.

My question is regarding the ribbon cable. The cable leads pulled out of the connector which stayed clicked into the top of the gimbal/camera unit. Is it possible to reinsert these leads? Do I need to solder them? And also the leads may have gotten twisted or maybe they are intended to overlap by design, I don't know. Can anyone tell me if they go back into the connector straight across, or do some overlap others?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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they go back in order-- I have a couple of mine come loose when I pulled the gimbal off to do some repairs. I just pushed them back in and the gimbal and camera work fine.
 
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Also crashed today, totally severing the tiny gimbal arm & micro ribbon cable.

Rule #16 - Never fly within 10 ft of a large Willow tree! A gust of wind blew a long strand of willow horizontal just as I was passing. Was like someone threw a 10 ft piece of twine into the props. You can guess the rest. Photos attached of the gimbal & (former) ribbon cable.
 

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Also crashed today, totally severing the tiny gimbal arm & micro ribbon cable.

Rule #16 - Never fly within 10 ft of a large Willow tree! A gust of wind blew a long strand of willow horizontal just as I was passing. Was like someone threw a 10 ft piece of twine into the props. You can guess the rest. Photos attached of the gimbal & (former) ribbon cable.
Looks like the tree had a hammer:eek:
 
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Hehe; na, just the plain ole' lawn behind the house!
Tragically amazing what a vertical drop from 40' up will do to that gimbal :eek:
 
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Hi Guys,

I just had my first, and hopefully last crash with my P3P. Nothing too remarkable, just happened to fly it full speed barkwards into the top of a tree and then watched it drop about 40 ft.

So far the only damage I can see is a broken mounting plate in one place, that I'm hoping can be fixed with some Krazy glue and a disconnected ribbon cable from the main body of the phantom to the gimbal/camera unit.

My question is regarding the ribbon cable. The cable leads pulled out of the connector which stayed clicked into the top of the gimbal/camera unit. Is it possible to reinsert these leads? Do I need to solder them? And also the leads may have gotten twisted or maybe they are intended to overlap by design, I don't know. Can anyone tell me if they go back into the connector straight across, or do some overlap others?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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insert them back in the same order. If white clip has cracked, then insert pins and use hot glue gun to hold in place.
 
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Also crashed today, totally severing the tiny gimbal arm & micro ribbon cable.

Rule #16 - Never fly within 10 ft of a large Willow tree! A gust of wind blew a long strand of willow horizontal just as I was passing. Was like someone threw a 10 ft piece of twine into the props. You can guess the rest. Photos attached of the gimbal & (former) ribbon cable.

Ouch!! What's the verdict? You repair it yet? You going to?

josh
 
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Would the gimbal saver have helped? I'm wondering if I should get one to minimize breaks like this
 
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no, the gimbal saver only helps protect the gimbal at its pivot point.. I do have one on my P3 and it does give an added measure of protection. There have been reports where the gimbal arm separated in "minor crashes" and a gimbal saver may prevent this.
 
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I got same problem Dude... i found the cable and the Gimbal Yaw arm ... idk if works


Also crashed today, totally severing the tiny gimbal arm & micro ribbon cable.

Rule #16 - Never fly within 10 ft of a large Willow tree! A gust of wind blew a long strand of willow horizontal just as I was passing. Was like someone threw a 10 ft piece of twine into the props. You can guess the rest. Photos attached of the gimbal & (former) ribbon cable.
 
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My P3P is checked into the "queue" as of today at DJI-California for repair.
 
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Also crashed today, totally severing the tiny gimbal arm & micro ribbon cable.

Rule #16 - Never fly within 10 ft of a large Willow tree! A gust of wind blew a long strand of willow horizontal just as I was passing. Was like someone threw a 10 ft piece of twine into the props. You can guess the rest. Photos attached of the gimbal & (former) ribbon cable.
Just installed a new yaw arm (that's what you broke) and cable.
 
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Hello, I had 2 days ago an accident with tree also. Planning to buy a new gimbal from dji, but what about those cables? Cause one small peace is broken. Where I can find that white peace? Please help, cause in my country nobody sells.
 

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