DJI Mavic Pro gimbal failure

I recently had a scary drone malfunction which affected the camera gimbal. There was no pre-warning, I was flying in almost ideal weather, and the short flight had been normal until suddenly I experienced a dramatic malfunction which resulted in the gimbal rotating and skipping around alarmingly. Given that I was flying over water and without knowing initially whether it was a drone malfunction or just the camera, I was able to Return to Home and land safely, I count myself lucky. Now I am wondering what was the likely cause and what I can do to fix this issue and ensure it doesn’t happen again. Watch the embedded video below to see what happened. You may want to view fullscreen to read my commentary in the video. Comments on cause and potential fixes more than welcome below.





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