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Just repaired my vision+ Gimbal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by dcarey, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. dcarey

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    My Vision+ camera gimbal had a tilt to the right of about 20 degrees from level making the video unusable and me very annoyed. After much runaround with DJI I decided to try to figure it out on my own and I found the answer. Let me know what you think


    http://youtu.be/5iTz3Dd2Ecs
     
  2. vortigern

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    Excellent well done to find that out a very helpful video.
     
  3. tizzl10

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    good to know..thanks for posting this..question. was it shipped off center?
     
  4. The English Guy

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    You do realize that this "repair" has been covered in many posts. The problem is that it is not a permanent fix. The shaft keeps slipping. People have suggested many things to make it permanent. I suggest that you search this forum you will see that I mean .
     
  5. slothead

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    Good tutorial. It would have helped a bit if the focus was better, but it got the message across regardless. I was surprised that the keyed shaft was so "loose" on the camera end, but I guess there is not much of a load, so it doesn't need to be any tighter. The English Guy is right, there is at least one other thread about this, but I have never seen a video of it so I didn't understand the other threads/posts.
     
  6. npalen

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    Very helpful video! I used a tiny drop of the green penetrating grade of Loctite (sold under Permatex name also) after realigning the shaft to lock it in place. This has prevented further slippage in a dozen or so flights.
    The Loctite is applied NOT to the end of the shaft shown in the video but to the far end where it can wick in between the shaft and the aluminum housing. Must be the penetrating grade as shown here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Loctite-37423-Gre ... B000IHLZ5E

    Here is where to apply the Loctite. Just a tiny drop with a toothpick and with the surface level and let cure overnight. Be careful to not get any Loctite on the ribbon cable.
    http://i976.photobucket.com/albums/ae24 ... G_0670.jpg
     
  7. The English Guy

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    Check the post started by tiastrange on July 5th
     
  8. dcarey

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    Yea I see that there are other posts but never saw a video just photos of the fix. Sorry about the blurriness it was my first DIY fix it video. :)