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Got my G2D gimble today

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Monte55, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Monte55

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    Got my WalkeraG2D gimble today. It was delivered by USPS this morning..ON SUNDAY....wth?
    Anyway. I attatched it to my P1. Had to reverse the top bracket as it will interfer with battery door. .
    I haven't wired the pitch control yet. I only applied power with Gopro 3 on and it seems to be fine. Now, if when it is powered and doing its thing to stay level...if I push on it to get it out of position, it will stutter. Understandable. BUT..what happens when flying fast or a wind gust hits camera...does it also start to jitter to stabilize?
     
  2. IflyinWY

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    You tell us when you get back.

    I say no jitter, but am looking forward to watching the movie.
     
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    I don't plan to fly fast and crazy with the gimble. That would defeat my purpose. On a calm day without a gimble I could get decent video without a gimble but tilting the quad to move does show in video. I see where some have placed counterweights to compensate for slight imbalance. I would think that wind on the gimble would make a difference. This is my first gimble so I am learning. I do need to add risers to legs for the camera to clear the ground. I don't want to get extented legs. Maybe foam spacers on legs to lift it up a bit.
     
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    For take-off you could use a couple 2x4's.
    Do you hand catch Monte55?
     
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    I can hand catch with no problems but I like to land on the ground. Even on a perfectly flat surface the bottom of the camera mount touches. So if not on perfect flat ground or surface with grass etc, there will be a problem. Guess I may have to do a lot more hand catches. With the quad on a flat surface and touching, the gimble powered, the gimble will jitter. Can't have that. I have to get it up about 3/4 inch. Havent done a hand launch yet. Shouldn't be a problem though. That's not the way I want to do it.
     
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    Yep, my gimbal will touch with standard landing gear as well. I'm usually in the weeds and need something under the Phantom, even though I have the taller gear.

    I may try going with the extensions just to save weight.
     
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    I have to admit this thing is cool. Like I said, I have only applied power and not connected pitch control wire. At first the camera pointed up slightly. All I had to do was take the plastic screwdriver and adjust the V1 pot to where I wanted the camera to be. No computer needed. COOL
     
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    The amount of wind needed to make the gimbal stutter would probably be enough to blow your Phantom out of the sky, lol.
     
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    Monte55, I would love to hear more about your experience as I am in the market for a gimbal/camera for my P2V+P2.
     
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    That's good to knowTE="PsychopathRC, post: 343953, member: 17822"]The amount of wind needed to make the gimbal stutter would probably be enough to blow your Phantom out of the sky, lol.[/QUOTE]
    That
    I did a quick video...Actually two videos..check them out