I fixed the gimbal on my DJI Mini 2 using a very simple hack

DJI Mini 2 drone
(Image credit: DJI)

A few weeks ago I was flying my DJI Mini 2 when a massive gust of wind blew it straight into a tree. I had one of those horrible, heart-sinking moments where I imagined the worst and pictured my drone being stuck there forever. Lucky for me, it fell out of the tree (albeit hitting every branch on the way down) and landed on the floor looking pretty intact.

To my great surprise, not a single propeller broke, the camera was still working and other than a scuff of green, there were no signs of damage. That was until I checked the gimbal which was jammed right back into the underbelly of the drone unable to move freely. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.