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Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp with Futaba T8J?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by adanac, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. adanac

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    Is there a way to make the H3-3D less servo-like and more "organic?" Perhaps with my TX, which is a Futaba 8J?
     
  2. IrishSights

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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp?

    Can you not use the gimbal control in the firmware?
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp?

    Set the gain to 1 and you will find you get very smooth motion and quite a gentle ramp into movement.

    To help this even more, I fitted a full sized pot and knob, and calibrated it for full travel. This gives me very precise control.
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp?

    Ive done the same with a replacement linear slider pot set to 2 in the firmware. Gives beautiful cinematic tilts.
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp?

    You installed a pot and knob to your T8J?


     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp?

    No, sorry, its on the stock controller.
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp?

    It's my fault for not being clear. This thread is about using a T8J, not a stock controller.
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp with Futaba T

    I don't know how it's done on that Futaba model, but most aftermarket controllers in that class allow you to adjust the output rate of the pot(s).

    I have mine slowed down a good bit that way and I love the motion it produces.
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp with Futaba T

    I don't think the controller matters, as the gains are set on the 'bird. The lower the gains, the slower the response. 1 or 2 gives a really smooth movement.

    There is nothing to stop you fitting a new pot to your TX. The procedure is the same. You can even replace some switches with pots as well, but this requires a little more knowledge about which switches directly control channels and which are system assignable. Not done it on a new Futaba, but did mod an old one years ago.
     
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    Re: Change to More Natural Tilt Speed and Ramp with Futaba T

    I see no place in the software for controlling the gimbal tilt gain. I'm on V2.0.