If you fly a DJI Inspire 1 – or just plan to buy one -, you have surely come across the name Lynh Phan as the go to guy if you had some toughies other could not answer. Lynh is an avid RC enthusiast with extensive experience in building RC helicopters and a competition moderator on Helifreak, as well as the moderator of the largest Inspire 1 related group on Facebook. Lynh also works as a consultant to Smart Powerchage which is an amazing startup producing vital accessories for DJI quadcopters such as the SPC 4000 parallel charging station which I have reviewed earlier.
Lynh is a selfless supporter of the DJI Inspire and Phantom 3 pilot community and saved lots of valuable time and money for many of us with his DJI Inspire 1 tips and tricks. I am thrilled that we have agreed with Lynh to have a new and permanent home for a collection of his tips here on Dronethusiast.
We are also hosting a compilation of Lynh’s earlier DJI Inspire 1 tips you should surely bookmark.
Here is a super useful daily tip from Lynh for today.
Fixing Intermittent Drop Out of Video Signal
If you fly a DJI Inspire 1 and are experiencing intermittent loss of your video signal and you’ve ruled out that it is not a tablet or an App issue, it could be a simple mechanical problem of contact pin(s) being compressed in.
This can occur from the constant removal of the gimbal from the Inspire 1 for travel or storage, etc.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT try to adjust the pins on the aircraft side.
The right to fix this problem is as follows: Loosen the two Phillips screws holding the gimbal plate by 2 turns to raise the contact on the plate! This should allow better electrical contact and fix the occasional video signal loss.
Here is an illustration to help you:
Enjoy and safe flying!