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Krusty Geeza

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Hey folks,

I hope you have all been keeping safe and well. I haven't been here to the forum for well over a year now as my bird just worked!

My girl Ms. Anafi the 2nd fell from the sky a few weeks back and broke a leg. My fault for not updating the battery firmware! She fell from about 20 metres up landing hard on thick grass and one of the legs is broken just beyond the joint part on the rear left leg, that is the only part damaged from precursory inspections, but as I had some spare money at the time I ended up getting a Mavic Air II (sorry to swear in front of you all) to continue my documenting of a construction site and am considering getting myself an Autel EVO II Pro in the near future for the 1" sensor.

I am wondering if anyone is possibly able to recommend anyone that can repair said bird? Or where to buy spare parts these days? I just fired her up again and everything else is working! Gimbal, camera, motors all work!

Thanks in advance for any assistance offered, I don't mind if I have to send her overseas for repairs even, I like the image quality from her and actually prefer her imagery to the Mavic Air 2.

Kindest regards,
Alex/Krusty

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Hi Alex

Sorry to hear about the drop and broken leg. They are actually pretty easy to change by following Parrots repair video and they also have a PDF with some pretty good pictures. Depending if this guy has the leg in stock it would be a pretty cheap fix, He does have the whole kit in stock with all 4 legs which would set you back some money.
Nice to hear from you and stay safe.

 
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Thanks @Agustine ! I just watched a video on the leg replacement and it doesn't seem all that complicated at all. I'll buy a leg and have a good go at it myself, I reckon I can get this old girl up in the air again.

I hope you enjoyed your warmth over Summer, our turn now! ;)
 
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From what people have posted if you do run into trouble it will be getting the leg pin out. I would make sure you understand how it comes out and goes back in. I have never had to change anything so I am not much help but don't hesitate to ask others for help.
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Thanks @Agustine ! I just watched a video on the leg replacement and it doesn't seem all that complicated at all. I'll buy a leg and have a good go at it myself, I reckon I can get this old girl up in the air again.

I hope you enjoyed your warmth over Summer, our turn now! ;)
You can also patch the broken leg to the
Hey folks,

I hope you have all been keeping safe and well. I haven't been here to the forum for well over a year now as my bird just worked!

My girl Ms. Anafi the 2nd fell from the sky a few weeks back and broke a leg. My fault for not updating the battery firmware! She fell from about 20 metres up landing hard on thick grass and one of the legs is broken just beyond the joint part on the rear left leg, that is the only part damaged from precursory inspections, but as I had some spare money at the time I ended up getting a Mavic Air II (sorry to swear in front of you all) to continue my documenting of a construction site and am considering getting myself an Autel EVO II Pro in the near future for the 1" sensor.

I am wondering if anyone is possibly able to recommend anyone that can repair said bird? Or where to buy spare parts these days? I just fired her up again and everything else is working! Gimbal, camera, motors all work!

Thanks in advance for any assistance offered, I don't mind if I have to send her overseas for repairs even, I like the image quality from her and actually prefer her imagery to the Mavic Air 2.

Kindest regards,
Alex/Krusty

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Aloha, sorry your bird broke. You could patch the leg to the hinge stump with meltable plastic that you mold while warm afound both pieces after using tape for a temporary bond. The plastic hardens and will repair the break. Then superglue the plastic edges for extra insurance. You’ll be back in the air in Ten minutes! Home

FYI> I’ve had the Parrot 5 days. While visiting and filming friends, the battery ran down and with no warning, suddenly the RTH symbol appeared and the drone zipped up at rapid speed; hitting the overhang ceiling! It crashed to the ground and sent an error message that the vertical camera movement died. Turns out because the camera was injured and the vertical control has been lost - it stopped the Drone from flying. That made me angry.

I was disturbed both at the suddenness of the drones behavior ...with no warning and the fact it appeared not damage was done after a 10 for drop to cement hitting on the battery’s butt edge and landing on its back. I thought that it should still fly even if one part of the camera gimbal was injured, but not the camera itself
 

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'- I thought that it should still fly even if one part of the camera gimbal was injured, but not the camera itself-
The vertical cam has nothing to do with the gimbal!
It is the cam that is "looking" to the ground!
 
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If you end up purchasing the mechanical kit, let me know if you will sell the front left leg as my leg is cosmetically scratched there :-(
But it the glue works then that is better and cheaper of course
 
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Hi Alex,
I so sorry you having issues with little bird
This was my experience I hope you can fix it
here we go


Short resume of the crash and fixed arm


In April this year I tried an new fly, it was a perfect day to make another mission with Pix4dCapture, I wanted to try a polygon mission that never did it before.

The field and surrounding were in perfect condition like a sunny day with soft wind, everything was fine, full batteries and RC as well plenty of GPS signal so I run a short flight with Parrot Anafi app for recognition and setting up photos mode of the field then landed to switch to CTRL_Parrot then launch the Pix4dCapture ,the mission and everything was fine in the check list ,the drone took off and when to the start point, since there at the start point I saw an strange movement not corresponding to the mission in a few minutes later started to gets worse so I canceled and pressed to RTH but nothing happens did not responding to the command, it looked like was hovering in ATTI mode not GPS working, I tried to keep in control but was no way to make a normal landing as a result a crash in the field with a broken arm and some damaged propellers.


After almost two months with an annoying support from Parrot avoiding in all the case to takes responsibility of malfunction and I was completely abandoned, I purchased the kit repair from them I could not wait for more nonsense

As always Parrot is very unprofessional giving support they don't care, I checked the repair tutorial made from amateur with many lack of information to how to remove parts and fix anafi


I have deep skill in fixing tech and for me this tutorial is bad as Parrot self, you don't need to do all shown in the tutorial also in the PDF but be careful when remove the plastic holder from the motherboard by pulling on the plastic stamp, then slide the holder. Here you need to slide from left side first as you see in the picture page 5 in the PDF and also later putting it back with the gimbal connector, actually that part of the motherboard is bad designed the holder is insecure nothing else better to keep it tied

Another critical part was removing the hinge and putting it back, my experience was removing quite hard force needed to push it.

When I replaced with the new hinge it did not fixed correctly with the black plastic holder, what happened was the holes where the screws goes didn't match with the new arm due the balance of the hinge

In page 10 you can see the motor connections,unplug only the broken arm and the other cable is just the antenna nothing else need to be removed

By the way I filmed the whole replacement after fixed everything is running without major issues but I am taking legally action against Parrot

Let me know if you have trouble to fix it

Best regards
 

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