UPDATE: P4 Gimbal Twitching in Yaw Axis

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HELP. My P4 Gimbal started to "Twitch" in the yaw axis. I've done several gimbal calibrations and resets to factory the gimbal settings but no help. Any ideas?
My info: All sensors okay, wind calm, full battery, iPad mini 5th generation used as monitor, all latest firmware loaded.
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Thanks for your time to answer my question. Assuming you’re talking about the obstacle sensors could you elaborate a little more on how these sensors interact with the gimbal so I can understand the erroneous intermittent behavior of the gimbal?
I forget to clarify I haven’t crashed or hard landed my P4, my gimbal problems seem to have started without any particular cause.
 
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Actually I was talking about the sensors on the yaw motor. Maybe it has sand or dirt in the yaw motor if it has never had a hard landing. Here is a photo showing what sensor damage may look like. I don't think you will find it looks like this. This was caused by a crash
 

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Thanks, I know what you are talking about, those motors are brushless so they use ‘sensors’ per say built in the rotor which in conjunction with the ESC (electronic speed control) switch on-off the motor. But you’re right I haven’t crashed and destroy the gimbal to be able to see the motor inside.
 
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