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GoPro on zenmuse gimbal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Joeg1937, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Joeg1937

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    When I power off my p2 the camera rotates to the bottom with the lens on the ground, is this the way it is suppose to work? I have a cover for my lens, but I am not happy with the lens hitting the ground, why haven't they made the gimbal to stay horizontally?

    Anyone else like this or have a solution?

    Thanks for your help

    Joe
     
  2. d4ddyo

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    Happens and is normal. Just buy some extended skids. I bought these because:
    1. Better clearance from ground to gopro.
    2. Wider stance. P2 doesn't tip as easily
    3. Skids are out of the way when making sharper maneuvers
    4. I can video at wider angles without less cropping.

    http://www.acesdeals.biz/ is where I bought them. High quality plastic and looks like it's part of the p2.
     

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    Don't happen on my gimbal it is set for the centre and level.
     
  4. bernardb

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    Check where your lever is set before powering off.
    If I rotate my gimbal full down, it gets close to the ground but definitely does not touch the lens on the ground...
    The gimbal should just go 'limp' when you power off.
    Have you modified your landing gear?
     
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    It should stay wherever it ended up if it's properly balanced. If you have a lens protector on it, then that's throwing off the balance. People that use protectors or filters need to counterbalance. Over time it could overtax your gimbal motors.
     
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    How do you center and level?, as you can see I'm new to this.
    Thanks for your help
    Joe
     
  7. Joeg1937

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    I do have a lens protector but I'm not sure how to level the gimbal...

    Thanks for your reply

    Joe
     
  8. CJ31

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    You can't level the gimbal, you have to counterbalance it. Some use a quarter taped to the back. Someone (can't remember who) uses a paperclip with a penny taped to it to get the weight further out and so is able to use less weight.
     
  9. CJ31

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    Came across the thread. It was Ianwood.
    viewtopic.php?f=19&t=10219&hilit=Paperclip