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Is it OK to power up with GoPro disconnected ?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by Hughie, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Hughie

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    I have a GoPro Hero camera with a damaged USB port but it still works, and I have an alternate means of charging the battery. I realise this is not going to be useful for FPV, but I wanted to try in the my Phantom to do some filming.

    Now I realise that the HD-3D should not be powered up without a camera fitted, I assume that is because the motors need some weight in place to work against.

    If I fitted the camera to the gimbal but did NOT plug in the USB plug would this break the gimbal.

    In fact, would this harm anything.

    Thanks
     
  2. Cbergen

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    It's ok to power it up without connecting the go pro. My flying buddy thought he might get longer flight times by NOT connecting the go-pro, he's been flying it that way for 4 months...
     
  3. Hughie

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    Many thanks for the info.