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Potentiometer other than 5K

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cosmonaut, May 24, 2014.

  1. cosmonaut

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    So I got my gimbal working other than mounting a potentiometer and I have a 5K. The factory potentiometer in the FC40 moves the camera almost to quick. Should I use a higher value? Is something smoother than 5K?
     
  2. Killobite

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    I wondered about all this as well but follow the "directions' and went with the 5K linear and it works FANTASTIC!

    The trick is to make sure you get the "polls" right and then to calibrate the entire throw of it (if that is what you want). I did a little experimenting and during calibration I went only 1/2 revolution and that worked too, so all the way counter clockwise (12 o'clock) is level, then half a turn (6 o'clock) is straight down. Not sure I will leave it that way but anyway, it's all about getting the entire throw utilized during calibration.
     
  3. cosmonaut

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    Thanks if it works that well I'll stick with that.