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Rookie Mistake causes Gimbal Overload Error

Mr Banks

Active Member
May 19, 2018
Today I turned on my MA, put it on a hard floor (a concrete path), but forgot to turn out the landing legs. So unbeknown to me the camera was facing down, touching the path, and the gimbal was being restricted from moving.

I had a RED Gimbal Overload Message appear on the screen. I looked closer at Mavic, and can see that the camera was facing competeley down touching the path, and unable to move. So I immediateley lifted the mavic (freeing the gimbal movements) and turned all off.

It has not shown again. But have I now damaged my gimbal, or was it just a warning??

Either way, lesson learned to always remember to open out those legs.