Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Gimbal design changed?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by ryanhoelzer, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. ryanhoelzer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    4
    I don't think I'm imagining it but it wouldn't be the first time..

    I was looking closely at the new gimbal on my P2V+ and it seems like there are slight differences. The first thing I was thinking was the routing of the ribbon cable but I can't seem to find a picture of another one to compare. I did notice one of the pieces of the gimbal is at least a little different, see the arrow on the pic and compare to yours.

    Maybe the wait was for improvements?

    Please post pics if yours looks different.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. rrmccabe

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,647
    Likes Received:
    358
    Location:
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Looks similar to mine.
     

    Attached Files:

    • cabe.JPG
      cabe.JPG
      File size:
      87.3 KB
      Views:
      620
  3. ryanhoelzer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    4
    Here's the one I had found with a different piece. Angle is funny but obviously a little different.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jstic

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    27
    DJI needs to reinforce the elbow connection where the ribbon cable is. I am no engineer, but cannot believe that this would be an impossible task.
     
  5. ToThePoint

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I've got the same gimbal.
    It came with it when i bought it some 2 mounts ago.
     
  6. fastsmiles

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Tx
    They have beefed up the gimbal arm, by leaving more metal in the upper portion.
    Here is a picture of mine, bought in May.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. fastsmiles

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Comparison
     

    Attached Files:

  8. ryanhoelzer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    4
    That's what I was seeing. Just makes me wonder if they changed anything else.
     
  9. ToThePoint

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Yep mine is different, it doesn't have that small cut away.
     
  10. fastsmiles

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Check the plastic body above the gimbal where it makes contact with the vertical shaft. This has been blamed for causing damage to the camera in cases where the Phantom lands upside down in a crash and the inertial forces are transferred along the arm. (its not the fall that kills you, its the sudden stop at the end)
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Falcon

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi there.
    A fellow Spain has protected the ribbon cable from the camera with hot glue.
    See the link.
    Incidentally, my Phantom also fell and broke the camera as has happened to you. Now I have the camera with her gimbal in Germany to make me a budget.

    http://www.todophantom.com/como-evitar- ... mofusible/
    Greetings.
     
  12. Mori55

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,993
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    NJ-USA
    I wonder if we could beef the arm up by putting JB weld epoxy in the arm wear they beefed it up ? How about removing the plastic on the shell were the vertical arm is ?