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Walkera plastic gimbal

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by Papadakispaul, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Papadakispaul

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    Good morning I want to buy the plastic gimbal of walkera for my fc40 is it good or the Chinese is better;;;how about the weight of the Chinese and the walkers
     
  2. Papadakispaul

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  3. macnoodle

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    IMO the Walkera is the better gimbal.
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    My cheap Chinese is cheap Chinese.

    I'm looking for something better, lighter, more crash resistant :eek:
     
  5. mikeg26

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    I have the metal Walkers, weighs 120g.
    Total Phantom weight with std battery and GoPro 3+ black is 1000g.
    Flight time 7-8 min, no banging it.
    Three curb crashes with no damage but one prop end.
    Great gimbal, smooth, no jello.
     
  6. GerdS

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    I also have the metal 2D version and it works fine. I expect the plastic version to work similar and save a few grams of weight.

    Regards, Gerd
     
  7. Papadakispaul

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    Thanks friends
     
  8. houldsworth1

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    Just an FYI. I ordered the Walkera 2D Plastic from BangGood.com. Great price but...3 weeks after ordering it mine is still sitting at a dock somewhere in China waiting to start the next leg. If you want it quickly spend the extra $$$ and buy locally.
     
  9. IflyinWY

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    In case you wanted to know about the CheapChineseGimbal:

    Here's what I got for 62 greenbacks.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GAY ... UTF8&psc=1

    It weighs in at 199.5 without the 2 mounting screws.
    It can be a pain in the *** to connect if you don't know this: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=25901&hilit=+joy
    I have crashed it into all kinds of stuff, many many times, and it still works just like new, most of the time.
    Sometimes it doesn't want to "wake-up" properly after a crash. I just unplug it and plug it back in. Sometimes I need to remind it which direction it should be pointing, if that doesn't work I slap it around a bit... seriously, I give it a couple whacks in the butt.

    The gimbal also has a really nice pitch control feature that isn't mentioned in the ad.

    You may want to consider taller landing gear, or a special take off pad. There is only about 1/8" below my gimbal, when I'm on a perfectly flat and level surface.

    Wanna know more, you might want to pm me to make sure I notice your question.

    :cool: