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First Crash

fileophile

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Had my first crash yesterday, but it was a fairly gentle one -- into a cedar tree whose boughs caught the drone and prevented it from going all the way to the ground. Still lost pieces out of all props though, and now I have a "gimbal vibration abnormal" message. Is there anywhere to find a very well photographed and detail explanation of what "normal" looks like for the gimbal and its mounting points? The gimbal seems to be hanging a bit lower than normal, and if I try to put on the gimbal cover it doesn't want to lock in now. Just looking at it there does not appear to be any debris in the way, but I don't really know how it is supposed to look.

The crash was caused by stupid operator error. I was flying toward the cedar tree and the drone's obstacle avoidance kicked in and I saw the drone rear back. I thought "Too low, need altitude" so pressed the left stick forward. Unfortunately there were higher branches above the drone so I fly it up and right into those branches.
Lesson Learned: When the drone avoids an obstacle STOP and get off the controls. Let it hover there and look around to see how you need to extricate yourself from the situation.
 

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Have you replaced the props? Still getting the error message? How's the video quality?
 

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I did replace the props. Interesting, although both sets of props claim to be genuine DJI, one set (the original set) has silver tips and are a bit shorter and thinner than the replacement set, which have gold tips.

Since posting the original post in this thread, I found some good gimbal vibration fix videos online and I believe I have fixed the gimbal issue. I used this video:

 
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Thanks @fileophile. Nice find with the video. I certainly learned something new.
 
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