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Gimbal Sounds

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by ArgP, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. ArgP

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    While the phantom is turned on, but idle, should the gimbal H3-3D be making ANY sound whatsoever? My gimbal makes a slight humming sound. I can't tell if the gimbal is fighting to stay balanced, or this is normal.

    I crashed my phantom a few weeks ago, but I put everything back together, and it's working fine. I don't know whether the gimbal humming is normal, or it's a consequence of the crash. No other issues.

    Thanks!
     
  2. UrAwFuL

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    Was the bracket installed?

    My gimbal does that when I turn it on without the bracket when it's at a straight 90-degrees forward. It seems to stop when I tilt the gimbal a degree down and onwards but it's perfectly fine with the bracket on. As far as I know, these gimbals are very sensitive and the littlest change can potentially throw it off.
     
  3. ArgP

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    Yes, both brackets are attached. One of the brackets is very slightly bent, but it doesn't seem bent enough to throw anything off.
     
  4. Damon

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    Mine also makes sounds when facing in the far up 90 degree. I also found when flying full speed in that full up would cause gimbal to do what appears to be a reboot. It would snap left in flight and then re center periodically.

    Changed gimbal settings down 5 degrees in phantom assistant software. ALL FIXED. Plus less chance of blades in shots.
     
  5. QYV

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    not sure about the OP, but may I suggest you and UrAwful check out an old post of mine and watch the youtube videos - it could be a simple balancing issue which seems to be pretty common with the H3-3D. The behavior you describe is exactly what was happening to me but a little worse (I couldn't point up past about 20 deg) and I fixed it simply by determining how my gimbal was out of balance and adding a teensy bit of counterweight with gaffer tape.

    everything I described above is much clearer in the videos
    viewtopic.php?f=26&t=21345
     
  6. ArgP

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  7. KwadKopter

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    This worked for me, but I'm not really pleased about it.