Silly questions about building the rig

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  1. Cody Dobie

    Cody Dobie New Member

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    8814749A-83B3-4F96-8246-517B98315850.jpeg FEE68B4A-5503-452C-9BF7-D2A762779BEB.jpeg Brand new to Movi — just got this one used but listed as fully functional. I have a few questions about the rig itself because the center bar appears to be upside down, one of the two center pipes is out of its holder and additionally I notice one pipe is shorter than the other. I have a few pics. Can anyone confirm if these are normal?

    I’m assuming both of these pipes should be in the holder, not just one, but it doesn’t seem to slide. I figure I may have to manually unscrew some parts but don’t want to do something that I shouldn’t.

    Thanks so much for your help!
     

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  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Active Member

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    Woah. Something's not set up right. Where are the battery cages? Did this thing come to you in pieces?

    It appears to be upside down -- the Toad in the Hole should be pointing up. Not sure why those tubes are different lengths. They should be the same.

    This may be hard to straighten out via a bunch of forum posts.
     
  3. Gary Haynes

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    Cody can you shoot a few more photos. But backup so that we can see the entire rig, maybe holding the pan motor so that the top bar is horizontal to the ground. Then a front, back and both sides photo.
     
  4. Cody Dobie

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    Thanks guys! I realized the shorter bar may have been installed for the MR upgrade. Just worried that I don’t have the original bar. Everything is more or less in parts, and because it also includes the Mimic it’s all the more confusing to distinguish the parts. Wanted to start with the rig itself since there are definitely some issues.

    Thanks again!
     

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    I'll see if I can pull my M15 out and take some pics. I've been having trouble uploading photos to the Forum lately for some reason.

    You have a couple of things upside down, including your top bar. The Female Toad connector should point Up. Also, your Roll bar looks upside down -- if the camera were facing away from you, the tilt motor should be on your left. You just need to roll it over, and probably lower the cage on the center of gravity so it won't just flip over on you.
     
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    Here are a few pics I was able to dig up. Maybe it will help?


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    Thanks Graham! I followed your advice and was able to get everything right side up. This looks more familiar now! I was looking for 2x 250mm rods when it should be 200mm and the 250 is an extra for the MR upgrade so turns out all good there.

    I may be back, I have to reattach the battery cages now
     
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    My Mimic transmitter came attached to this small pole. Does anyone know why? From what I’ve seen it should be attached to the handle bar?
     
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    Next question — I have this (2nd image) dangling off my M15. What exactly is its function and any suggestions where I should attach it to? I know the Wi-Fi adapter is to allow me to connect my iPhone via an app.

    3rd image is the Mimic receiver I believe? Where does that usually attached to? Reading the manual it seems like it should go where the WiFi adapter is currently?

    1st image is a box labeled GPS with a cable that connects to the dangling box in image 2 — is this only for drone function or do I need this?

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    And lastly, does anyone recognize these cords and whether or not they are needed for basic operation of the Mimic and M15? I think some may be used for drone operataion? I don’t have a Spektrum controller either.
     

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