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Gimbal lock- toast gimbal

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Chuck Young, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Chuck Young

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    So if you turn on your unit and forget the gimbal lock will it blow up something?
     
  2. msinger

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    Yes. It'll self detonate within 5 seconds.
     
  3. keeny

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    Well i didnt blow mine as i accidently hit the battery to on as i was packing it my rucksack , it armed for a good few seconds before i could turn it off.
     
  4. envisionabove

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    No it could pitch your gimble out of whack or bust it, beleave me lots of pilots everyonce in a while forget. Make a take off check list.... Happy flying
     
  5. Fplvert

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    Might burn up a gimbal motor, but it shouldn't blow up unless you're too close to the fireworks.;)
     
  6. robinb

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    For the first time today i forgot to take up gimbal lock, came up with error on app. (opps).

    turned it off removed and back on no problems.
     
  7. Chuck Young

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    I had left the lock on once for a minute or two before I noticed/thought about it. I was indoors setting some preferences in the Pilot app. When I took the clamp off the camera went limp, sad. Cycled power and it came back to life, woohoo! Swore to not do that in the future but...
     
  8. envisionabove

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    Once I received my GPC case I never use the stock protector.
    Becuase with the GPC case the camera rests on an egg crate pillow of foam.
     
  9. robinb

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    have you got a pic of inside of case where it rests ?
    does it support it in sideways motion as well. ?

    I have a case but may try to create something to support camera.
     
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    I did it twice ..... for maybe 10-15 seconds each time. I made a checklist, which I follow no matter what I'm doing.
     
  11. Trumple

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    The dance it does when it first turns on is to check that the gimble is not restricted, I believe. I think they've thought of this problem and built in failsafes. I left mine on when I started it up once, as I was in a hurry and I hadn't made a checklist by then. My gimble has been fine ever since.
     
  12. Jim_Maddox

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    I actually flew for 10 minutes with it on like a idiot. It didn't damage anything but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
     
  13. Dyno_Leong

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    I fly my P3A without take off the sponge behind gimbal...