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Gimbal set screw adjustment

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Scotty88, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Scotty88

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    I managed to fix a binding noise I was getting on my p3 adv gimbal yaw arm. I loosened the set screw raised the arm in the middle of the shaft and turned the yaw motor shaft to ensure the set screw sits on the flat/D of the shaft.

    So turn drone on, IMU cal, gimbal calibration. Now my camera yaw is off centre by a good few degree's. Is the something I can do to get my camera bask to centre point? Tilt is still perfectly level.

    Help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Ted4797

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    Did u try a gimbal automatic adjustment? It never worked for me but what the hell. It is on the go app under the gimbal sign. near the bottom.
     
  3. Blue Bird

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    I grind the flat side of the shaft with the set screw. I round off the shaft so that I can make the custom soft adjustment. The set screw will now tighten to where ever I want on the yaw shaft motor of the gimbal. I have had perfect success in this method. Good luck!:cool:
     
  4. Scotty88

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    Not so sure I am that handy with a grinder...if the camera and set screw was seated before and the yaw axis was aligned it should be able to be done again? I have ensured it's set straight on the flat perhaps before it was off centre from the flat hence the grinding noise's I was getting.
     
  5. Scotty88

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    Ok so problem has been resolved, the set screw was over torqued at the factory which left a hole/dimple on the flat of the shaft. While the screw was secured tight it had play due to the dimple on the shaft.