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Gimbal tilt control not working (edit: plus another gimbal problem)
on March 23, 2014
The gimbal tilt lever on the transmitter did not work in the Phantom 2 that I received. I am returning it and buying a new one that will, hopefully, actually have this important functionality.
After searching around, it appears that this is a semi-frequent occurrence. This kind of quality control is disappointing. Additionally, it's not possible to just exchange the transmitter. I had to disassemble everything, package it up, and return everything, only to have to do it again when another one arrives.
The only thing that saves this from 1 star is that the copter and gimbal assemble nicely, and they even give you plenty of spare/replacement parts.
Had to drop it to one star after receiving my replacement unit. On this new one, the gimbal practically doesn't work at all. When powered up, the gimbal makes a harsh buzzing sound like an electric razor, jitters around, doesn't level itself, drops limp, and quickly gets very hot. This process repeats every 10 seconds or so. That's twice in a row I've come up against shoddy quality control. DJI needs to get its act together. Also, I purchased both units from Red Rock USA - beware of purchasing from them, as they may have bad bunch of stock.