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detectorguy

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New at this and went flying into a chain link fence. It broke the gimble off and was looking for repairs or ideas?
Thanks
 

Drone on

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New at this and went flying into a chain link fence. It broke the gimble off and was looking for repairs or ideas?
Thanks
That happened to me on my first flight of a Phantom 3 standard. Actually, it hovered just in front of it, then the wind pushed it into the fence. The propellers engaged the fence so the camera was pummeled.
How long have you had the drone?
I ask because DJI repaired mine for free. They even paid for the shipping both directions
 

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New at this and went flying into a chain link fence. It broke the gimble off and was looking for repairs or ideas?
Thanks
If you are brand new at this, go to a wide open field. Also, start off in tripod mode, then beginners mode, then GPS mode before Sport mode.
There's a lot to learn. Youtube is helpful
 
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detectorguy

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have had some of those $20 drones and some $89 drones and I got kind of good at those so I thought I'd step up and buy a nice drone. I am trying to figure out the active track or follow me on the DJI Mavic pro with little luck so far. Been watching hours of You tube
 

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Yeah, unless you live near someone you know who has a DJI product, it's hours and hours of looking at 3rd party videos to get the detailed information you need. Drone on's advice is spot on, and really helps minimize - not eliminate - the chances of something bad happening while you're learning how to use the darn thing.
 

detectorguy

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I have a friend of mine he fixed it and works like new. We went out into the Northern California smoke and flew for a while. I sure will be happy when they get these fires out.
 

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