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Chinese gimbal question

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by landwomble, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. landwomble

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    Hi all.
    Got a Chinese gimbal and generally, it works fine.
    I had a flight today where several minutes in it went crazy though.
    All connections seem fine - it was a bit windy but that's all.
    Any one have tips?
    Also, should it be balanced and sitting level when powered off? Should I use a coin or similar as a weight to make it sit level when unpowered?
     
  2. harmudge

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    The gimbal may have went a little crazy in mid-flight due to the wind possibly pushing it a little hard....my hand-held unit occasionally does that if I nudge it a little hard.

    When powered off the gimbal will not sit level, it will naturally lie at an angle so nothing to worry about.
     
  3. EMCSQUAR

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    In your gimbals software you can "up" the power to correct for wind. (IE: PIDs)
     
  4. landwomble

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    Thanks guys. It seems OK at the moment but I just don't have a huge amount of confidence that it won't screw up when it next flies...

    Anyone have a guide to PID tuning etc?
     
  5. harmudge

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    No guide, sorry landwomble but maybe take a peek at this video of a guy who sells some great hand-held unit's that I use when out and about.
    Roll forward to about 52 seconds and you can see the settings....I inputted those settings into the BGC software with my hand-held attached and it works great....so these may also work for your quad's gimbal, worth a try at least.

    Edit to Add, video link that I forgot first time around....sorry :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsPw26p0Wbk