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Crazy Gimbal "jump" - Video

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by adanac, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. adanac

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    Mine dues the same thing. I have two videos where it did that. :?:
     
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    I think we call that a "yaw kick", been discussed pretty heavily around here especially in the H3-3D forum. it happens where there's too much strain on the gimbal on that one axis so it goes limp for a second then resets.

    It can happen if the wind is really strong and just pushes on the gimbal too much, but if it happens to you a lot it could be that the gimbal / gopro isn't "neutral balanced" properly so there's strain on the gimbal.

    search around for neutral balance and look into it, basically with the Phantom power OFF you should be able to position the gimbal/gopro looking straight ahead and when you let go, the gopro/gimbal doesn't really move much. if it drops hard to one side, flops forward or something... then just add some counterbalance until it's more neutral.
    some people counterbalance by taping coins, I personally cut little 1cm square pieces of gaffer tape and stacked them.

    this was my gimbal BEFORE neutral balance, I was getting loud gimbal noise and those yaw kicks like in your video, you can see in my video the gimbal drops hard to one side
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JalsB-N5QP0

    and this was how I fixed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5J_CCL62UE

    I think there are other possible causes, but that's a common one and super easy to fix