CGO3+ shakes, rattles and quits

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  1. PJB2020

    PJB2020 New Member

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    My Typhoon H has a CGO3+ camera. It devolved a problem. Upon drone startup it activates, shakes, rattles, quits/goes limp and produces a long constant beep. I have tried to re calibrate the gimble but it begins to calibrate and the same thing happens. I’ve removed the camera housing and I do not see any pinched or broken wires. The firmware is current. Any suggestions would be most helpful.


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  2. WTFDproject

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    Did anything happen to the camera between the last time it worked correctly, and the first time it did not? Especially things like a crash, firmware changes or disassembly to any degree.
     
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    #3 PJB2020, May 25, 2020
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    Hello! No crash occurred. No mishandling either. What I did notice was the camera pan beginning to drift on its own. Meaning it would slowly start panning and would not stop unless you corrected with the pan control in the opposite direction. But it would begin panning in the opposite direction. Then upon a flight the camera gimbal just went lifeless/limp but the video still worked. Now upon Typhoon startup/self check, it initiates and goes lifeless with a constant beep. Same if I try to calibrate gimbal. Here is my current firmware.
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  4. WTFDproject

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    It might be worth unplugging the Yaw motor, and see if the camera will otherwise initialize correctly. See the drawing below to identify the Yaw Motor plug. ("C" on the image near upper left)
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  5. PJB2020

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    Thank you very much. I will give this a try.
     
  6. PJB2020

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    Thank you so much. I will give this a try.
     
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    Is this board you referenced in the camera housing or in the gimbal arm area above the camera? Thank you.
     
  8. WTFDproject

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    It's in the gimbal arm area above the camera. The round cap snaps off, but you have to work it carefully above the wires. The camera itself gets in the way, and makes it a little tricky.
     
  9. Bruce

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    I will throw my 2 cents in..I had a problem with my camera, it would not pan up and down, no crash, no firmware up date and no rough handling, what I did find was a very small wire in the base of the camera gimbal, inside had come loose and it takes a very small soldering iron to solder it back in place .
     
  10. PJB2020

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    Thank you. I will proceed with your suggestion.
     
  11. PJB2020

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    Thank you. I will investigate. I appreciate the info.
     
  12. PJB2020

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    I successfully removed the Yaw connector. Rebooted drone and the gimbal still rattled then powered down with nothing but long beeps. No short beeps but continuous series of long beeps. (which it did prior to removing connector). I also tried removing pitch and roll connectors individually, same result. I have taken off most off the gimbal covers to inspect for loose/broken wires. Could not find any. It also appears my gimbal firmware that came from the factory is Version 1.27. The version found on the Yuneec website available for download is V1.25. This would appear my installed version is newer. Should I try to install the older V1.25 available from Yuneec? I appreciate your assistance.
     
  13. WTFDproject

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    Is it making four long beeps, a pause, then repeats over and over?
     
  14. PJB2020

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    Yes 4 long beeps. No short ones. I can't really tell when it stops and then repeats. They are just spaced out approx 5 seconds between. The camera has an image on the screen and the green light is on.
     
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