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How to tell H3-2D v2?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by snapdragon, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. snapdragon

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    My H3-2D is arriving next week. I want to make sure it's the new version with the bigger motors. Is there any way I can tell?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. gruvpix

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    x shaped mounting plate will be plastic instead of metal
     
  3. snapdragon

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    Really, the new version is plastic? That seems a little backward
     
  4. netphreak

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    The serial number on the box will have a B at the end, the circuitboard on the gimbal will be black, and the mounting parts will be plastic.
     
  5. MrMediaGuy

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    I thought so too but I appreciate it now. They made the mounting plates / vibration damper plastic as well as the bracket that secures the GoPro to the gimbal backplate. There's absolutely no benefit to making either of these parts from CNC aluminum (except perhaps vanity!) and it saves probably 10g, so I'm on board.

    When I was flying a naked Phantom I thought people were crazy for obsessing over every single gram. Now that I'm pretty loaded up with gimbal, OSD, VTX, Garmin, etc., I'm getting a little OCD about weight now myself. :)
     
  6. phantomfrank

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    I have two gold rings around the swivel arm of the gimbal. Is this the old or new version. My friend has just one gold ring around the swivel??? Curious which is which??
     
  7. deluge2

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    Sounds like v1, but see below for typical 'v2' characteristics:

    Composite upper and lower damper plates
    Screws mounting gimbal foot to lower damper plate go through plate first and then thread into gimbal
    Black colored back of circuitboard where GoPro mounts
    Plastic GoPro retaining bracket
    No 'Maxxon' on motor endbells
    Motor endbells are a little larger
    Only single 'gold' layer

    Be advised there are now reports of repaired v1 gimbals, so there may be more than two distinct 'versions' of the Zenmuse H3-2D.

    Steve

     
  8. eckoner

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    On the Zen there is a board that will be covered by the GoPro.

    That board if Green V.1
    if Black V.2

    Confirmed
     
  9. phantomfrank

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    Im really confused now. I have a Gimbal that has the Maxon swiss made.It also has two gold rings at the ends( It is the same look as the video on how to install the Gimbal). I also have the backplate is black behind the GoPro. So I think mine is V1 and V2 making it a blend hopefully a better H3 2D Gimbal?????