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Rotorpixel balance problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dave Mac, May 12, 2015.

  1. Dave Mac

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    my Rotorpixel won't balance. It was fine then after A routine satellite calibration on the phantom - don't know if I caught the reset button on the back of the gimbal circuit board - but now the Rotorpixel shakes like it can't get a balance fix. I've re balance the gimbal using the back and side sliders so it's seems pretty much perfect but when I switch on it shakes all over the place. I tried contacting Keri and Rotorpixel through their web site and filled out the FAQ/contact form all to no avail. Has anyone had a similar problem?
     
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    Thanks Dirkclog I'll have a look. Just to confirm there's no wires snagging etc. it just started doing it out of the blue!! Hopefully the guys in the above link can help. Cheers
     
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    blank stare.png ....... dirkclod ...o_O
     
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    Was wondering what you'd been eating there :rolleyes:
     
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    images6Z9TC3UF.jpg Now that just didn't make no sense at all there hard rock o_O
    , Dang rpg might not even be shaking ! Just looks like he might need glasses ! :D
     
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    I'm having an issue with my gimbal tilting to the right substantially. It is balanced fine. I cannot seem to get it to level out. I have tried to contact Kerri for weeks with no response. Supe disappointed. Has anyone had this issue or know how to fix it?
     
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    Do you mean it's not level when you are flying ?
    When you balanced it were you on a level table ?
    Maybe you need to adjust the little white screw knobs .
    Is new to me also and just throwing this at ya .
     
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    Yes it is not level when I fly. After power up the gimbal tilts substantially to the right. I thought it was a motor problem but I switched the existing motors around with no luck. I also balanced the gimbal as is shown on this site. Nothing seems to help. I am starting to think the motherboard is faulty. I cannot get Rotorpixel to respond or help. Been trying for weeks.
     
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    Is this a new one or did it just start after awhile doing this .
    Keri I believe is out of town or has other issue's he's dealing with .
    I saw in here some pages back where some where having issues and had to download something and will look back and see what it was .
    Mine has given me no issues so far . Knock on wood :rolleyes:
     
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    Was in this in P2V Kupe but will have to look at abunch of pages but the answer should be in here http://www.phantompilots.com/threads/rotorpixel-gimbal-technical-discussion.10814/
     
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    Hi! I have a similar problem....my camera hangs crooked! It used to be just fine, but now this is what happens when powered up. I've balanced it pretty well--don't think that's the issue. Both axis' function properly but it is crooked to the world. I tried loosening the set screw on the rear motor shaft to re-position the camera housing--but no matter where I reset it, it's crooked again when powered up. Does anyone have any ideas about this? I've posted on Rotorpixel's FB site, but no takers.
     

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    Have you recalibrated it with that lens kit on it ?
    Welcome to the forum Eric :)
     
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    Dirkclod: thank you for the quick replly! No, I haven't tried recalibrating it. Is that the operation with the Phantom plugged into the computer and we run the assistant software? If so, I did that before installation, I remember--and they give you the numbers to enter. Is it something different?
     
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    No it's where you unplug the gimbal motors and press the button in the back under the board after you have you camera perfectly level..
    Will have to find that proper sequence . It's in a long thread in P2V section .
     
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    Thanks so much for that, I will give it a try tomorrow and see if it helps. I'll let you know, but thanks for digging up that information for me! You da man!
     
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