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P2 H43D First Flight

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by Sp00nFedFilms, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Sp00nFedFilms

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    Phantom 2 H4-3D Hero 4 Black 4K - First Flight. Excuse the constant "popping" of the gimbal but I zip tied the gopro to the gimbal to make things easier when I switch the Hero from device to device. Things went well, no issues. I did get a little nervous when the battery was dying and it RTH enabled, I thought I was going through the dreaded "fly away" haha

     
  2. jason

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    That constant tilting of the gimbal is going to damage the motor. I would suggest you replace that zip tie with the screw on bracket that came with the gimbal or use a rubber band. There are also 3D printed snap on brackets available.
    Gopro Zenmuse Bracket by Boarz on Shapeways
     
  3. Sp00nFedFilms

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    Thank you, it was actually because I forgot to clip the zip tie (I think) I mean what else would cause that? Ive seen numerous professional people use this zip tie trick.

    Any other comments, good or bad are encouraged. This was my first flight ever!
     
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    I seriously doubt that. Now we have used zip tie on the gimbals mounting brackets instead of the plastic clips but not around the camera.
     
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    Ill reference where I saw it, hang on..
     
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    Don't how this happened but I'll post it again.

    A simple rubber band makes more sense then a zip tie to secure the camera. I gave you a link for a quick release camera bracket and it works.

    They are not referring to the camera but how to use zip ties instead of the plastic clips to hold the gimbals mounting brackets from coming apart in case of a hard landing or crash. I use them on mine as in these photos.
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    There's also a quick release holding the camera to the gimbal.
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  8. Sp00nFedFilms

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the info. This is all new to me. I can tell you this, I had a blast for those 10-12m yesterday. Can anyone tell me what was actually happening with the motor on the gimbal and why? I was rarely touching the gimbal control while flying but did notice it only would adjust up and down.
     
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    Well if you were indeed using a zip tie to hold the camera onto the gimbal it was interfering with the gimbals operations causing it flip to the side.
     
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    Jason is correct.
    The zip ties connecting 'square' bit interferes with the gimbal movement. If you leave the 'square' connecting bit at the top or bottom, it will hit when tilting up/down. Use a high tech rubber band instead.

    If you are going to get the 3D printed clip on, look for a bright colour. The bright colour is a good reminder. Don't use the supplied bracket as it becomes a pain to remove if you use your gopro for other activities.
     
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    Well that's just it. I couldn't imagine the idea of going through all that to remove it after a 12m flight to bring it back to the racecar. I will look into a rubber band. I like the idea of that. Thank you.

    Any other critiques about my flight guys?