I crashed our work drone, should I offer to pay for half of the repair bill?
Anyways, from what the repair tech here said, the gimbal cable broke and because of the size of the Mavic Pro, the gimbal, the camera and the ribbon cable and gimble cable are all one piece (huge downfall buying a compact drone like this). So even though we just broke the gimbal cable, because it's all one piece, we have to replace the entire camera since even if the tech was to take apart the camera and gimbal, it would require a lot more hours in labour and then you need to recalibrate it through software (and DJI doesn't release the software for the Mavic Pro).
We broke a couple legs and the vent grill needs to be replaced. Those are cheap, about $100 for all parts including labour. The camera itself is $310 but the tech is cutting us a deal and giving it to use for $290. These are brand new replacements sent right from DJI.
The bill comes to $450+tax including labour. My boss is not happy, he's quite upset. I feel bad, I really do. He gave me the drone for a few weeks to fly and get good with it and I was getting quite comfortable with it (flew it about 8 times prior to the accident), it's just bad luck that's all.
I feel bad and I'm wondering if I should offer to pay for half of the bill? Would you?