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How would you fix this gimbal? Welding?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by trandg, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. trandg

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    So last month I crashed my P2 and the gimbal snapped at this mounting point. I've sinced fixed it with an Epoxy putty - it's holding super well and have had a number of flights with it since. I don't know how long it will hold up and it looks a bit amateur. Was wondering if anyone has any recos on how to properly mend this - is welding the best option? Any option to make it stronger? I've noticed my gimbal also films with a slightly skewed horizon - not sure if that's the weight of the putty or if it's because the patched up arm is not straight.

    Would love the opinions of the masses!

    Thanks
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  2. MrKlay

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    ****, that sucks. I had bent one of those arms in a crash and was luckily able to bend it back.

    I would think welding it would be fine, can't see a reason it wouldn't.
     
  3. freefall101

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    Would definitely consider welding that
     
  4. rrmccabe

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    That would be a tough weld. Assume its aluminum.

    Hard to see from picture but can you sandwich it with two small pieces of aluminum on each side?

    if possible I would try that and hold with a couple small #6 screws or similar. Maybe even mix some JB weld to help adhere the "sandwich"
     
  5. KyleDecker

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    You could try JB weld
     
  6. PeterPan

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    Hi,

    Check out this forum post

    viewtopic.php?f=26&t=23023

    Has nothing to do with your welding issue but my h3-3d gimbal is a write-off due to the mentioned cable problem. The gimbal is bought in June. I am considering selling the complete gimbal as a spare part source (frame, bracketd, prints, motors etc.).

    If you are interested let me know!
     
  7. tferrari

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    +1 -- I would highly consider JB weld! Good suggestion here.

    Welding that will be tough and it's probably not necessary.

    The skewed horizon may in fact be due to bent gimbal. I doubt it has anything to do with the putting making it off balance.
     
  8. ianwood

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    The metal used in the mounting bracket is such low quality alu zinc crap that it snaps like a twig and you can probably melt it with a lighter. If you put a welder to it, it would probably evaporate.

    JB weld may work. And a bent or uneven mounting bracket will most definitely cause a horizon shift. I had this problem with the 2D.