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Has anyone used their P2 H3-3D as a handheld gimbal?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Airborne, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Airborne

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    this guy on youtube claims to being doing this. LEDs covered up and props removed.

    video is pretty stable.

    was wondering who has done this?

     
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  3. Airborne

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    I am aware of handheld gimbals, thanks for the link...

    but that wasn't my question...
     
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    I was filming at an elephant camp with a Vision Plus. At 200 feet, the Phantom scared the elephants. I did a few hand-held close-up shots and learned I am nowhere near as stable as my P2V+.
     
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    well again, appreciate the link, but when I buy a handheld gimbal it will be a Feiyu G4 3 Axis
    I really just wanted to see if others had tried with their phantoms.

    can you post the clip that you made...

    thanks again...
     
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    Take a look at the Elephantom. It's not a gimbal but rather a handle that allows you to more easily use your Phantom as a hand-held gimbal. Just a piece of plastic, really.

    Elephant camp video is here:
     
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    cool, so you were just holding your phantom when you were on the ground by the elephant.

    went back and checked elephantom. kinda slick... thanks for the headsup...

    btw, were you just holding your phantom on the landing gear? or did you buy an elephantom?
     
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    Just holding the Phantom. I have no firsthand experience with the Elephantom. Funny that's the name of the product and that's what I could have used it for.
     
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    ok, well I tried it... just used the legs as handles and removed the props. obviously some slower turning is needed...

    not bad, not perfect, but way better than a selfie stick or grenade grip.

    think I might try to create a pvc tray of some sort to hold it ;) we'll see...

     
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    so I got to messing around with some PVC and zip ties...

    [​IMG]

    left side of video is holding the landing gear. right side is in the work-in-progress DIY tray/gimbal/mount...




    gonna keep working the PVC invention so it can hold a couple LED lights, maybe a microphone and definitely a Z1 Rider Gimbal.

    work-in-progress.

    I think the right side is an improvement. worked a little on my heel-to-walking also. ;)
     
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    oops, forgot to mention the ipad mini will be mounted on the rig as well. so the gopro can wifi stream to it...