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Total RC Newbie - QUADframe Gimbal install issues

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by mjhardin, May 23, 2013.

  1. mjhardin

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    I am a DP who is trying out aerial work. The DJI Phantom is a test to see how well I can work with a multi-rotor platform. So far, I am failing the test miserably. Long story short, I installed the gimbal and something is VERY wrong, and I need help.

    Here's what happened:
    1. I installed the gimbal.
    2. I connected the "roll" servo to port F1 and the "tilt" servo to port F2 on the Naza
    3. I launched the Naza Assistant software and turned "Gimbal Switch" on.
    4. I turned on the controller.
    5. I connected the battery to the Phantom.

    At this point, the gimbal did a hard roll and froze there. I immediately disconnected the power to avoid frying the servos.

    I went back and disassembled the Phantom. I removed the connectors from the Naza.

    1. I launched the Naza software.
    2. I turned on the controller.
    3. I connected the battery to the Phantom.
    4. I turned the "Gimbal Switch" on in the Naza Assistant software.
    5. I connected the the "Roll" servo to F1

    The gimbal did a hard roll again and froze. I disconnected the servo.

    I connected the "tilt" servo to F2 - nothing happened.

    So, I have a "roll" servo that goes haywire and a "tilt" servo that does nothing. The documentation is sorely lacking from both Naza and Quadframe. At this point I thought it would be wise to seek help from the community, before I completely destroy my new tool before it ever has a chance to fly.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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  3. mjhardin

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    Thanks Gildo-

    I followed the settings illustrated. I connected the Phantom, connected the battery and the gimbal locked in the roll again.

    I feel like there is some simple step that I am missing. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  4. mjhardin

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    Gildo-
    I found the problem. I re-installed the drivers and the NAZA Assist. When I did, the firmware was updated. The gimbal is working now. Thanks for your help.
     
  5. remvideo

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    How do you like this Gimbal now ? Where did you pick it up ?