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Middle slot difference

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by Arngrimur, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Arngrimur

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    Just a short intro here.... I had ordered a brushless gimbal from Dsstyles that came with a mounting bracket incompatible with Phantom 2 and not the promised free strap - I have contacted them and some guy evidently from China (writes in broken English) promised me to send me the strap and figure out how to fasten the gimbal.. not hopeful that will ever arrive)... so I was going to order a Zenmuse H3-3D from DJI on Amazon.com.. Then I noticed the middle slot on my Phantom 2 is different to the one on the instructional assembling video - will that prove a problem? btw.. I have seen various differences in middle slots under the Phantom 2 as I have looked on the internet... curious why that is. Do not really have the budget right now for the Zenmuse but I am desperate for a proper gimbal to attach my Go Pro and take some footage!

    See attached pic of my Phantom 2 middle slot and a screenshot from http://www.youtube.com/embed/yOoU-RftvV8..

    Hoping for a quick reply...

    http://www.dropshots.com/Arngrimur/date/2014-07-21/00:39:57- My phantom 2
    http://www.dropshots.com/Arngrimur/date/2014-07-21/07:02:02 - Screenshot
     
  2. Arngrimur

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    From what I have gathered after finally stumbling on an explanation is that the smaller hole is from Phantom 2 (version 1) and the bigger one (like on mine is from version 2 of the Phantom 2) see this video that finally solved that puzzle for me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nGfuovLKws

    but I would like a suggestion for a solution on how to use the brushless gimbal that I have already paid for and can't use.. (feel like I am just talking to myself here.. :) but anyway please fire away!)
     
  4. Away Point

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    Not sure what you mean by "middle slot". Do you mean the gimbal clearance hole in the bottom of the Phantom 2 shell?

    If so...

    When the HD-3D was released, the Phantom 2 began including a clearance hole for the yaw gimbal motor. To mount a H3-3D on an "older" Phantom 2, either the existing whole must be enlarged, or spacers added to the mounting screws.
     
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    Oops, you replied figuring out what I just said. lol
     
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    I used the 3D mounting bracket as a guide to enlarge the whole. Carefully using a hand drill, a series of small holes drilled around the circumference of the clearance hole made quick work of enlarging the hole. Be careful of the USB port and cables in the process.
     
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    Correct, you should be able to attach the H3-3D without making any alterations to your Phantom. However, some people have reported that the top motor on the gimbal will sometimes rub against the main battery inside, and if so you will need to add a spacers to let it sit just a little bit lower.
     
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    It's the other way around...the idea is to get he gimbal a tiny bit lower so it doesn't rub up on the bottom of the Phantom's battery. Most people I've seen have just used slightly longer mounting screws with some metal or silicone washers between the mount and the body.
     
  11. Arngrimur

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    Oh I see... that would be the easier option :) silly me.. well thank you for your help "OI Photography" - much appreciated!