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Replacing tilt motor

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Wedeliver, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Wedeliver

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    I am trying to get a Phantom 2 Vision working. The bottom dampining plate that holds the tilt motor was missing. So I have aquired an upper and lower damping assembly ..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221465746511?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

    I talked to someone here who directed me to this motor.. (and I search but cannot find that thread)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EDG ... UTF8&psc=1

    Does anyone have any experience with the vision camera and gimbal. In this case the camera is fine. And I am attempting to mount the motor in the lower dampening assembly. It will not fit without trimming the motor a bit and I am not sure how to secure it. I am thinking of glue. Also the motor has a geared wheel and the camera has one smooth hole which I assume is for the side that is static and does not turn, and the other hole on the camera has nothing in it and I wonder if any of this stuff is available. Also, the last thing I have to figure out is the tilt motor power cable that comes out of the hole in the phantom has a different connector then what is on the motor I bought.

    I am also interested in info on other options like the rotopixel, if anyone has experience with them. thanks
     
  2. zenoshrdlu

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    What you call the tilt motor is actually a pretty standard R/C servo, though as you say, the one fitted in the PV has a smaller connector. You can solve that problem quite easily by opening the PV and replacing the servo cable with a standard one - you'll see that the cable plugs into a standard servo connector at the other end.

    As far as the other problems are concerned - when you buy an R/C servo it comes with various 'horns' - plastic bits that can easily be trimmed to fit in the hole. You will have to cut off the lugs of the servo to make it fit (DJI do just that too).

    See here for servo leads http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/30123352 ... 108&ff19=0

    And here for pics of servo horns: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pcs-SG90-9G ... 27e6d71ba8
     
  3. Wedeliver

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    You rock dude. (or duddett) I sure appreciate you taking all that time and giving me the links and all. Funny the top shell was not on since I just replaced the main board since a connector had broken off. So I looked at where that power cable plugged in and I looked at the connector on the end of the motor I had purchased and it works without any other pigtails or anything. (well it connects fine, I do want to check pin out to make sure it is not upside down in the Phantom Module. (what is that thing called anyway, darn thing only says Phantom and Dji but no other indications of what it is called. It does have a little sticker on the side that says Phantom II (I am talking about the control module that in my V1 phantoms is the Naza v1 or v2.

    I will trim those "horns" and get that motor working. But there is one other issue. The geared thing that protudes from the servo motor will have nothing to turn since there is just a hole on the vision camera. I need to have some kind of thing that fits in the hole in the vision camera that will allow the servo motor to move the camera.

    Thanks for the help
     
  4. zenoshrdlu

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    All you need to do is trim one of the plastic servo horns which comes with the servo (which has a splined hole to fit the servo) so it fits into the hole in the camera. It's an easy job with a craft knife.

    The picture below shows what I mean - it was my attempt to mount the camera so it could point directly down. The servo has the trimmed bit of servo horn that fits in the hole in the camera.
     

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