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Unbalanced Zenmuse H3-3D v1.1 - return or not return?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse H3-3D/H4-3D GoPro Gimbal' started by freefall101, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. freefall101

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    Without going into any detail to send you to sleep, my Zenmuse H3-3D v1.1 is clearly unbalanced - it doesn't stay in the same position when powered off. When powered on, I can hear the motors working quite hard as it runs through the start-up sequence to get it straight, and even when finished it tends to point slightly to the left. I also get a "whining"/"beeping" noise which appears to be an issue with the flimsy cable connected to the GoPro.

    Would you recommend:

    a)Returning this for a new replacement and hope everything is perfect, but run the risk of the same problem or worse issues with the replacement?
    b)Sticking with what I have, and trying to balance it out using tape as I've seen elsewhere on the forum?
     
  2. IrishSights

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    The least painful is the balancing option! If you prove to yourself you can get it balanced with tape/coins etc there are other ways of making it adjustably balanced. E.g. some days you might want a polarizing filter on, other days maybe just an ND filter and then again maybe none - all with different weights. Balancing is not really that hard. There are several youtubes on it too. I might even do a sticky on it!

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  3. OI Photography

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    Please do! That's definitely one that would have a lot of value for this section :)
     
  4. freefall101

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    I've gone down the tape route, easy enough