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H3-2D Gimbal Mounting Bracket for Phantom 2

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by 37train5k, May 15, 2014.

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    I saw a bunch of those when I was researching gimbal replacement brackets too, there's 3d printed ones on Shapeways for even cheaper. Curious about this myself, I have a feeling this wasn't the first bracket I'm going to bend :)
     
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    I have just bought one of these brackets from shapeways, its just the lower bracket that's all cost me around 6-7 euros comes from Holland 7 days to arrive , its fab, its stronger than the original, a little more flexible, the shock mounts fit spot on, ive used mini cable ties to secure ive put two through each hole, those stupid anti drop screws are useless theyre as brittle as the original bracket. anyhow it works really fine lovely floaty videos, and very secure. don't over tight the cable ties when pulling them up!! it was about 12 euros complete with p&p. THESE REALLY ARE GREAT AND WORK A TREAT!!!! AND GREAT PRICE.
     
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    I definitely like the looks of the brackets on shapeway but I think yours looks better Wilso. How can we buy your design?? Im also really curious to know what you did to replace those useless anti-drop screws. Ive been using zip-ties but your setup looks way nicer.
     
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    Thanks tonym!
    I was talking with a distributor about making these available on a volume basis but they seem to have lost interest.
    Since this is SLS Nylon rather than 3D printed plastic it is stronger but more expensive. Selling them 1 at a time I could probably do $60/ea.
    The anti-drop pins are a huge pain. I broke two and didn't want to use zip ties in case they interfered with damping. I machined pins out of aluminum and used tiny c-clips. I have a design for an SLS nylon pin, cost would be about $25/set, still better than the $38 for the originals that I found.
    Being an engineer and having access to a mill/lathe has it's perks. :D

    More pics
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yn61bt47mba6pr/assembly.JPG
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0z70kmuxgzmidn/pins.JPG
     
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    The ones on Shapeways are useless. I bought one a while ago and it was so flexible I just put it straight in the bin. Several others on here bought them too and had the same opinion.

    Just buy the DJI one. I wish I had before I wasted time and money on trying cheaper alternatives.
     
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    If you have access to a 3D printer I have uploaded files on GrabCAD to print H3-2D Mounting Brackets. These are strong and won't break easily. Have used them on my P2 and had no issues.
    https://grabcad.com/library/dji-phantom ... user-email