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How to correct gimbal not parallel to the ground?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by Ohary, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Ohary

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    My H3-3D gimbal is tilted about 5 degrees from the horizon. Is there any way to adjust it (software-wise) so that it's level?
     
  2. Ohary

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    I guess there is no software solution, so I went caveman on it and bent it back into place. It worked!
     
  3. sethmad

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    there is a way to reset it (you connect some test points on the black PCB when you power it on) You can find the film on youtube.
     
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  5. Waylander

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    Hi Ohary
    I like yourself thought that there must be a software solution to the gimbal not being horizontal to the ground. However in the end I made a jig, (I'd seen this on youtube) as you can see in the attached photo, and found that the vertical axis arm was bent, so I tentatively bent it back until I could see it was vertical with a Set Square, put it back on the Phantom, worked the gimbal control on the RC a couple of times and it settled back to a perfectly horizontal plane, job done.
    I suppose if it is out of square, and there is a way of resetting it using software, it will still be bent, and you would only be compensating artificially for the error.

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    There's one good solution to keep from damaging it again and that is to get longer landing gear or snap on extensions. Less than a quarter inch from the ground means either a damaged gimbal, camera or both.
     
  7. Waylander

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    Hi Jason
    Yea good idea..! have you got a make, model or supplier you would recommend...
    Regards
    Waylander