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April 7, 2019 at 1:47 am #13497
Im new to this site so forgive me if this question has been asked.
I don’t seem to be able to get the x3 pro gimbal to power the Go pro camera. The gimbal came with the 5.8g transmitter pre fitted. Everything else seems to work fine. I get a great 5.8g signal and great live picture from the camera, but no battery power to it.
April 8, 2019 at 11:15 pm #13500
Thanks so much for reaching out to us and welcome to the Drone Art forums. Great to have you here!
Never need to worry about asking questions, even ones that have been asked before. We are always here to help and here to fully support our products and the community.
In regards to your question, the X3 does not power/charge the GoPro. The cable that attaches to GoPro is only for the purpose of sending video signal out of the GoPro which then goes to the 5.8 ghz video transmitter. For the GoPro power it just relies on using the GoPro battery itself.
I hope that helps answer your question and if you have any other questions or need more assistance please don’t hesitate to ask.
Welcome to the Drone Art family.
Jamie, team Drone Art
April 9, 2019 at 12:43 am #13503
Thanks for the reply.
Another question is about the control of the gimbal during flight.
I can move the camera up and down with the control unit but not left to right. Is there anyway of doing this as my gimbal sits slightly pointing out to the left and therefore has the left leg of the drone in view?
Is this readjustable by using the gimbal software, which I don’t have access to at the moment?
April 11, 2019 at 5:14 am #13510
Just also replied to your ticket but will share the information here as well in case it’s helpful for anyone else to see also.
In regards to being able to “manually” adjust the left/right facing direction, it automatically is always facing forward and unfortunately can’t be adjusted. Only the up and down tilt can be adjusted.
For what you are experiencing with the landing gear in the shot, actually the occurrence is that the gimbal itself is centered and parallel to straight ahead, however the lens of the GoPro once mounted on the gimbal sits to one side rather than in the middle. This is the reason that you see the one landing gear always in the shot only on the one side.
Something that we have done in the past to overcome this is to remove the screw that holds the bottom landing gear rod (the rod that’s on the ground) out and slightly slide the landing gear back a bit. This will pull it out of the shot and as long as not moving back too much it doesn’t really have any negative effect on the stability when landing.
Then you can drill a new hole and put the screw back in, or you can use a little bit of glue to hold it in place. I’ve also flown it many times without ever locking the rod back in place and the tight friction fit holds it in place perfectly fine.
I hope that helps.
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