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H3-3D as hand held gimbal?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by Gore, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Gore

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    Hello Phantom Pilots,
    First post here so I hope this has not yet been addressed ( a search did not yield any results). I have a Phantom 2 V1 with the Zenmuse H3-3D and I would like to use just the gimbal without the drone for hand operated shooting. Are there any kits/adapters that are made to support this? In not, what kind of power pack can I use to supply power to a homemade handle/frame.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. loganboyd

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    I belive the gimbal does NOT have its own IMU and uses the Naza M. It would not know how to compensate for motion without this.
    If you bought this as a standalone gimbal and it came with an IMU than maybe you could make it work.
     
  3. Gore

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    thank you for the reply, I actually have an entire phantom worth of spare parts to play with but what is an IMU? sorry for my ignorance but i dont understand this


    nvm i can look thi sup
     
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    I know it's a tad cumbersome but the easiest thing to do would be to hold the drone and film with it switched on,?
     
  6. Gore

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    Thanks for the replys guys. I'm thinking that holding the drone and all may be the way to go.
     
  7. loganboyd

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    I think i saw somewhere that a company was making a handle that would snap onto the Phantom so that you could do exactly this and use it is a stabilized gimbal for your GoPro.
     
  8. CityZen

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    Here's what you do:
    1. Buy a crashed P2 with a broken arm.
    2. Unsolder and remove all the ESCs + motors.
    3. Cut off all the arms.
    4. Add the gimbal, camera, etc.
    5. Add a handle.
    6. Go have fun.

    Seriously, though, I think getting a cheap Chinese gimbal would be a better route to go.
    In fact, you can get them in hand-held versions already, like this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hifly-Funny...926?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20ece62fa6

    You can go even cheaper if you start with a copter-mounted gimbal and modify it yourself. Start with something like:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RTF-CNC-ALU...461?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c4db06a45
    Then add a joystick input:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-3-Axis-Br...527?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5418a41d97
    Then all you need is a battery and a handle to hold it all together.