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is it normal for the H3-3D to do this?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by canadavenyc, May 3, 2014.

  1. canadavenyc

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    Tried our first flight with the gimbal. Right off the bat, it seemed to do some sort of weird "clicking" thing back and forth while waiting to take off. It also makes some kind of weird buzzing servo-type of noises.

    Flew it with version 1.0.0.4 firmware, and it had all kind of strange behaviour while in the air. It would snap back and forth crazily. Landed, upgraded to 1.0.0.6 latest firmware, and that seemed to correct itself, although there was one incident during flight where it seemed to snap over. But it's still doing this weird clicking back and forth thing.

    Have a look at the clicking:
    https://vimeo.com/93770501

    And here's the full video of the first flight, complete with bizarre snapping back and forth. I'm hoping the update to 1.0.0.6 fixed it.
    https://vimeo.com/93771390
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    Yes it doesn't like anything touching it. Take off from a smooth surface or use the lid of a flight case or a piece of foam core or something as a take-off pad if on grass.
     
  3. Kelso Kubat

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    **** you have the most jello I've seen yet. my pins were shipped backwards in 2 and 4 not 1 and 3 like it says to to clear the gimbal. what dampers are you using? I'm not sure what your gimbal was doing as it was starting up but mine will click a few times at the end of the warm up cycle like its stuck on something. :shock:
     
  4. canadavenyc

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    I know...I'm a little worried about the amount of jello :( We were using the stock dampers (white ones). We wound up ditching the pins, and using fishing line and a zip tie instead of the pins.