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Gimbal issue or not....

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Clydesdale, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Clydesdale

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    I think this is a problem...new V2+. The camera is perhaps 1 or 2 degrees off level. When it first powers up it snaps straight forward and looks good...then angles down at about 45% angle, which is normal, but it also tilts that 1 or 2 degree or so. If looking at it head on the left side/arm is up a bit. pIc attached. From what I have been able to research in these forums this is not fixable short of sending it back to DJI or buying a replacement gimbal/camera. I was hoping to try down/up reving the gimbal firmware but downlevel gimbal FW doesn't seem to exist anywhere I can find it.

    Pic: http://gyazo.com/4c3762a4977f448f86444b9dcaafb546

    Dunno, starting to feel like the V2+ was a bad choice.
     
  2. IrishSights

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    Try leveling the phantom with a small spirit level across the legs and doing a full IMU recalibration. I had similar problems and that solved it. Your mileage may vary of course!
     
  3. Clydesdale

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    I did try that but not the best surface, will try again!
     
  4. wattsn

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    Was the surface 1 or 2 degrees off level by any chance :)
     
  5. Stile2112

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    Have you actually flown it yet? Because in the air, 1 or 2 degrees isn't going to make a bit of noticeable difference.
     
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    I had the same issue with my Vision + camera and the amount of tilt shown in your picture will definitely show up in video or stills. The wide angle lens magnifies the issue because of the long horizon.
    Here is a method of fixing the tilt but it is tricky to first re-level the camera:
    http://www.djiguys.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=5752
    I would recommend sending back for repair/replacement if you're not mechanically inclined.
     
  7. Clydesdale

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    The surface was level, but I didn't put the level across the landing legs. I'm pretty mechanically inclined so I'll see about leveling per the referenced thread, thanks!
     
  8. Clydesdale

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    Thanks for that link! That did the trick, I just need to get the green locktite on it. Man, what an oversite. Seeing how easily the camera can turn on that peg, no wonder they get out out alignment and such. I did crash it pretty good last weekend, enough to break a prop and even crack one of the arms in a non-critical place so I suspect that is what did it but not sure as I didn't notice the tilt until days later.
     
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  10. dcarey

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    I just posted a vid on the repair of the same issue I saw photos in the other post but no video. I don't know about using loctite as if you do end up having to send it back then they may void the warranty on it.

    http://youtu.be/5iTz3Dd2Ecs
     
  11. Clydesdale

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    Good job! Not sure if the Locktite would void it, but I would think even opening up the gimbal would void it too?

    CD
     
  12. Lenny7118

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    Thanks for making that video , very useful