Gimbal getting way to warm -> Normal?

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I don't think this is normal but my P3 gimbal is getting way too warm just after a few minutes on.

Anyone else experienced this?
 
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Mine does also.
 
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It's going to get fairly warm. Many parts of the phantom will warm up quite significantly. The motors, the battery, the gimbal. Just to name a few. It's normal. You can't forget that this is basically a flying computer. All that processing (video processing in the case of the gimbal) generates heat.
 
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It's going to get fairly warm. Many parts of the phantom will warm up quite significantly. The motors, the battery, the gimbal. Just to name a few. It's normal. You can't forget that this is basically a flying computer. All that processing (video processing in the case of the gimbal) generates heat.
Understood, but THAT much heat after just a few minutes is a bit odd.
 
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I don't remember mine getting noticeably warm....I'm still on fw 1.1.5.....will have to test again (you guys are noticing it getting warm just idling? ) will check it out......maybe is part of the disconnects and lag people are getting on fw 1.1.9
 
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So one good piece of advice is do not let your P3 stand still (and on) for too long. ;)
Curious to know if it gets hot when using the simulator. I never bothered to check
 
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The unit does warm up pretty good on the bench and it is normal.. IMHO, I would leave it powered up for more than 20-30mins on the bench. Maybe even run a fan to keep it cool if using the simulator
 
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The unit does warm up pretty good on the bench and it is normal.. IMHO, I would leave it powered up for more than 20-30mins on the bench. Maybe even run a fan to keep it cool if using the simulator
a fan is a great idea--- !
 

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