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Turning on GoPro in Gimbal

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-2D GoPro Gimbal' started by kennedoo, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. kennedoo

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    Hey I need some advice.

    Just got my Phantom 2 setup with Zenmuse gimbal with go pro hero 3+ with FPV. I just need so clarification on when is the best time to turn on the camera.

    Should i turn camera on and begin video prior to powering on the phantom or can i do all of that safely after the phantom is on and the gimbal engages?
     
  2. rilot

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    Turn it on and start it running before powering the gimbal. Any stress you put on the motors of the Zenmuse by pressing buttons could cause it to go in to failsafe and shut down, meaning you have to disconnect the battery again. It could also damage the motors.