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Phantom 3 Pro vibrations

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Ryan Davis, May 23, 2015.

  1. Ryan Davis

    May 23, 2015
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    I've had a pulsating vibration especially noticed in the feet of the P3P, which I believe is causing camera pulsating vibrations as well. Shaking noticed on recorded objects whether wind or not. The vibration on recordings is in cycles by a second or two. The vibration in the landing gear is high frequency and also delayed by every second or two cycles.

    I've had the P3P for about a week, with about 10 flights so far. The firmware is up to date as of 5/23, IMU calibration done on a level surface with gimbal calibration, multiple props changed, foam removed from gimbal, ISO 100 at 1080p 30 and 60 tried as well as 4k 30.

    Any thoughts? Current firmware issues, hardware, or camera settings? Any recommendations on camera settings beyond the settings mentioned above?

    Unfamiliar with ND filters and whether this could help vibrations or just contrast?

    Thanks for any suggestions or help,

  2. F6Rider

    Feb 5, 2014
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    Foothills Of The Sierra's, California
    If you have checked everything you mentioned then it sounds like you might have a bad motor. The 2 main things that can cause a cyclic vibration is an out of balance prop or a bad bearing in a motor. Remove the props and turn the motors by hand, check that they all feel the same tightness and that there is no 'catch' or 'ratcheting' in any one spot. Also check the motor screws to insure they are tight, but not overtightened. I believe one pilot had a vibration issue and found one motor screw over torqued binding the motor. Good luck.
  3. 4wd


    Mar 31, 2014
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    North York Moors
    Balancing props would very likely improve things.
  4. kdrak

    Jun 22, 2015
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    Hi , have you found the reason for the vibrations experienced ?
  5. Richard Walker

    Jan 31, 2016
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    Out of the eight props that came with my P3P, only two were balanced enough to not need correction. A couple of them were out of balance quite a bit. Alway a good idea to balance all props.
  6. Amitinder Singh Deepak

    Jul 28, 2016
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    I have the same issue and understand how it feels. I keep getting vibrations in the landing gear and in the gimbal at a pulsating rate of a second or two. Though I did have a little accident but I opened and inspected every component and found that the inner battery bracket on which the control board is screwed on was broken. I replaced it, got new propellers and still the vibration is there. I fact even when the drone is on the ground d in idling with props running, all four arms start to vibrate quite a bit. I'm thinking of now changing the body as a last resort before I seek professional help. Hopefully that would fix it. Checked the gamble and the motors are aligned. Hopeless
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