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Convert P2V+ busted gimble into fixed camera?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by techvt, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. techvt

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    Anyone tried converting a broken gimble assembly to a fixed mount? Would like to use the camera even without stabilization but would need to kill power to the gimble motors at the very least. Not ready to drop $700 on another fragile DJI gimble. Any ideas?
     
  2. edonovanl

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    Techvt, I think you can find your answer on this thread - lot's to read but it's there...

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2213815&page=3

    Also, you could just disconnect the cables one at a time to see which stops the gimbal from working. I'm pretty sure it's not the 6 pin cable but one of the other two...
     
  3. CityZen

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    You can unplug the ribbon cable from the roll & pitch motors. I'm not sure how the yaw motor would behave with this done, but this might get you what you want.

    Another option would be to replace the P2V+ gimbal/camera with another, more durable variety. With a simple rewiring job (moving a few plugs), you can retain most of the original features.