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h3-2d and the upgrade video is comfusing

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by baiaz, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. baiaz

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    In the video from DJI on how to install the H3-2d and how to install the upgrade - it is comfusing. the Black cable that goes to the H3-2d it is conneted to h3-2d and direct to the gimble - in the upgrade video it goes from the board and to the gimble. so what is the right thing?

    Also -after doing my best and installing the upgrade... the led indicator light is not blinking.... hmmm so I must have done something wrong....
     
  2. baiaz

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    Oh my God - I think I have ruined my phantom... Hmmmmm

    And if I cannot fix it... can I then buy a new one - when the gimble is installed? I guess this is not for me... Soldering .... hmmm not what I call plug and play
     
  3. baiaz

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    I disconnected the wire (exept for the soldered wires) for the H3-2d - and now it is working (at least on the table without proprellors)

    Then it was the H3-2D - how do I get it to work????? the instruction video from DJI is comfusing - since I am now using the upgrade and the H3-2d - then I dont know what to do... can anybody help me out here... Even the LED indicator is blinking now... without the H3-d2 connected...
     
  4. deluge2

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    First if you haven't already done so, I would suggest reading:
    the Phantom Quick Start manual
    (http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/phantom/en/PHANTOM_Quick_Start_Manual_v1.6_en.pdf)
    the Naza-M Quick Start Manual v1.20
    (http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/nazam-v2/en/NAZA-M_Quick_Start_Guide_v1.20_en.pdf)
    and the Zen H3-2D manual
    (http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/zenmuse_h3-2d/en/Zenmuse_H3_2D_Manual_en_v1.14.pdf).

    If you have the upgrade board installed and the Phantom operating normally, then attaching the H3-2D is pretty-much plug and play. As you mentioned the 8-pin cable connects the upgrade board to the gimbal. Form my the hardest part of that was getting the cable through the hole in the lower shell (you have to twist the cable at an angle as shown in the DJI install videos for the Zen). If you have the upgrade board and the Zen, then you have two 8-pin cables, the black one that came with the Zen and a gray one that came with the upgrade board. I used the black one because the gray one looked too short (it might work, but some have reported that it isn't long enough).

    Once you've routed the cable through the pre-existing hole in the Phantom shell and plugged the far end into the top of your Zen, you can physically mount the Zen to the lower damper plate, mount the upper damper plate to the bottom of the Phantom, and finally connect the two plates using the 4 damping grommets (the black ones seem to work well for most people).

    You'll also want to install the add-on lever for the 7th transmitter channel of the DJI transmitter. It came with the Phantom upgrade board. After installing the lever, you'll calibrate it during the final steps in the install when your PC is connected to the Phantom via USB (see below).

    Important: Don't power up the Phantom with the Zen attached without mounting the GoPro to the Zen first. Without the GoPro mounted, the Zen is not balanced and when it tries to initialize, the motors will be subjected to current overloads. So mount the GoPro (with its battery installed) and attach the GoPro retaining bracket. Then with the props off, attach your Phantom to your PC via USB, power on the Phantom and run the DJI Zenmuse H3-2D Assistant Software v1.02
    (http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/zenmuse_h3-2d/Zenmuse_H3_2D_Installer_v1.02.exe)
    and then the Naza-M Assistant software
    (http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/nazam-v2/NAZAM_2.18_Installer.exe)
    to check settings and calibrate transmitter functions.

    Steve