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Which Gimbol?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Firestat, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Firestat

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    I have been reading and watching about various gimbols and it seems the the Aries seems to be popular and fairly easy to install. Should that be my choice or something else? Somehow, I would have to convense my wife that a gimbol that cost more than my phantom was worth it.

    Thanks
    Chuck
     
  2. gearbow

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    I have bought the Hummer gimbal from Foxtech FPV and The zenmuse and neither are working. even after professional install.
     
  3. slugger

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    I have the Zenmuse and I've put it through a good month of hard use. I really think it's a little gem and it's "Hollywood" smooth. It seems to be a lot smaller then most of the others, and it's beautifully built, very high quality. I wish others weren't having problems, cuz Knock on wood, I'm sold!

    Slugger
     
  4. ricklohre

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    Using the Tarot with initial success...fingers crossed
     
  5. jonboy40

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    I was among the first to have a failed Zenmuse gimbal - many more have followed - and got a full refund. DJI's raft of software updates suggest they still haven't fixed the issues.
    I didn't fancy the uncertainties of the Tarot's support/instructions etc so now I have an AeroXcraft for Phantom: http://www.aeroxcraft.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=61

    Not as good looking as the Zenmuse but it works... effortlessly and silently.. every time. It's also nearly half the price of the Zenmuse and gives a much better centre of gravity under the Phantom so landings are more stable. I would say stability performance is every bit as good as my Zenmuse (when it worked). Very easy to install - no need to get your soldering iron anywhere near the Phantom board: http://www.aeroxcraft.com/content/downloads/Phantom_Manual.pdf
    Made in Britain with instructions written in real English and each unit thoroughly tested before dispatch.
    I had to add a couple of foam pipe (plumbing) tubes to the Phantom's feet as the GoPro sits very low on the ground which upsets the gimbal unless you are taking off from completely level terrain with short grass. Very easy to add tilt control too - they include the cable you need to do this.
    All in all, very pleased with it after the nightmare of the Zenmuse. :)
     
  6. jumanoc

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    I have Arris CM2000 a month ago.
    No problems after initial setup. 20 min. Ready to Fly and plug and play. For me it has been a good first gimbal experience. Had read a lot of problems with Zen Muse H3-2D in crossed forums. Also Tarot has good reviews, but a bit more work for tunning.
     
  7. Roysch1

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    I bought the Good Luck Buy gimbil and it is a heavy SOB. I removed it from my phantom because I was down to 2 minutes of flight time. The tilt function was really nice though. I actually miss it but I don't miss the short flight times.
     
  8. CameraGuy

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    I bought and installed this one

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/130921728635?ss ... 1497.l2649

    It seems to work out of the box. You can check out one of the videos I made with it here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI27-e84VcM

    I have NOT done any programming on it. It seems to work really well. I think I could improve it with a little fiddling with the programming, but since it works almost perfectly out of the box, I am happy to stay with the slight tilt it has right now.

    Hope this helps

    D
     
  9. gardenroute

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    Re: Which GimbAl?

    I Zenmuse H3-2F, and after the experience with others (tuning, adjusting, heap cabling, etc.), I certainly have not changed. Especially after the installation works perfectly, control algorithms and technology are taken from a large Zenmuse ...

    Here is an example of how Zenmuse working in a big wind:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G_4EUy9Sic[/youtube]
     
  10. MKheng

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    I've got the Zenmuse & must say I am impressed with it now I've got it set up. I didn't realise you plugged the FPV Tx into the main board at first and the Zenmuse kept resetting. Now the FPV Tx is plugged into the main board it's working a treat.
     
  11. Firestat

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    Thanks all for your imput.

    Cameraguy, I looked at your video and It looked good. Was it a plug and play or did you have to do any soldering? Not that I am afraid to do that, but the eyes are getting old.

    Thanks
    Chuck
     
  12. Gizmo3000

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    I've had much success with my Arris
    but I recently purchased a Tarot for my f450 build, and I must say, it's pretty cool as well.

    both seem to do the exact same job that the zenmuse does, for considerably less money.
     
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    im thinking about getting this now. it's really cheap.
     
  14. CameraGuy

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    It was plug and play. I did not do any soldering. I don't own an iron.

    The first video I did was this one. Now, as I have said in the past. The reflection was a filter I did not put on properly, and not the fault of the gimbal, gopro or Phantom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLhGdyeVI-k

    I would like to play with the set up, but since it does about 95% of what I want it to do, I don't want to risk it. For the money, it is the least expensive solution. My first servo gimbal cost more than that.

    D
     
  15. lightfighter363

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    do you need to extend the landing gear? same as the picture.