FPV camera hitting gimbal

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  1. Zac Eskelsen

    Zac Eskelsen New Member

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    Anyone else having an issue with the FPV camera hitting the back leg of the gimbal?
    I am using the MoVI M5, and the suggest FPV camera (lumenier) is low enough that it will stop the rotation of the gimbal. IMG_3738.JPG
     
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    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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  3. Gary Haynes

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    Are you running a really light camera? Looks like the knuckle is nearly all the way forward. Maybe adding some weight would allow you to move the knuckle back just a bit. Or drill a couple of mounting screws a bit higher on the sides of the bracket. Looks like you have some room to do that.
     
  4. Zac Eskelsen

    Zac Eskelsen New Member

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    Yes its a GH4.
    Here is my solution. I just bent the bracket since it had other mounting positions. Looks like it should work great.
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  5. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Good solution! :)
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Good idea.

    One thing that bugs me is that the tiny screws that hold the camera....errr...don't hold the camera. Well, at least not well enough.
    I was wondering whether it would make sense to come up with a 3D printed bracket that holds the camera with a slight downward angle?

    Andy
     
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    I was able to tighten the screws and it holds pretty good, but I guess we'll see if it works long term
     
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    Put a bit of thin double side foam tape between the bracket and the camera. I used to run my camera without the screws. Double side foam tape on path of the brackets along the side of the camera allowed for some adjustment and didn't worry about no 'stinking' screws...
     
  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Good idea, Gary.
    Andy
     
  10. VICART Damien

    VICART Damien New Member

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    Hi,

    I use Pixim 690 it's the best, but a little big.
    I order a Lumenier 720 but it doesn't work... There is the Osd, but the background is grey.

    On the picture its the Pixim and a other ( not Lumenier )
     

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  11. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    It's not a good idea to mount the camera as you have. You won't be able to close the boom with the camera there.
    I mounted my camera on the battery tray above and that works great.
     
  12. VICART Damien

    VICART Damien New Member

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    Yes it's why i have change for a smaller, but it doesn't work.
    I don't know if the problem is the 720 line ?
    I don't want to put in the mont camera of freefly, because when the Movi turn, you have the landing gear in front and you see nothing !
    I use camera for flight in fpv.
     
  13. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Damien: Avez-vous une seconde caméra que vous pourriez essayer? Il est tout à fait possible que l'appareil photo que vous avez peut-être mauvaise. Avez-vous l'appareil photo réglé sur PAL ou NTSC? Cela pourrait également être en cause.

    Andy

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    Damien: Do you have a second camera that you could try? It is just possible that the camera that you have might be bad. Have you got the camera set to PAL or NTSC? That might also be causing a problem.

    Andy
     

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