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Upgrading Phantom 2 gimbal to H4-3D with GoPro Hero 3

Discussion in 'DJI Phantom (All)' started by Ben M, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Ben M

    Ben M New Member

    Aug 21, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posted by Ben M, Oct 21, 2016 #1
    Hello! I have an older Phantom 2 v1 and when I rigged it up two years ago, it was with the Zenmuse H3-3D; Which has been working perfectly well, except for the few crashes it's been involved in. The last crash damaged it beyond repair and I am looking to replace it. Instead of investing in another H3-3D gimbal, I've been looking to upgrade to the H4-3D gimbal. While I can put more funds into a hero 4 camera, I wanted to know if I could fly with the hero 3 on the H4-3D gimbal. I've seen videos on youtube where the gimbal is installed on a phantom 2 with a hero 3 +, yet nothing of it in action. Wanted to get some thoughts before ordering it. Cheers!
  2. Bruce A. Mallett

    Bruce A. Mallett New Member

    Sep 16, 2015
    New Hampshire
    Posted by Bruce A. Mallett, Oct 25, 2016 #2
    I have all the combinations as I own two Phantom 2 craft, one a V1 and the other a V2. I replaced the bottom shell of the V1 with a V2 so it also has the gimbal hole in it. One has the H4-3D and the other the H3-3D. Completing the combo picture
    I also own a Hero 3+ and a Hero 4 and I can never keep track of what is where. The Hero 4 works as well on one gimbal as on the other. Same thing with the Hero 3+. Also the Hero 4 has the Peau Productions 3.9 something mm lens on it so I fly that when I want a flat horizon and I fly the Hero 3+ when I want the wide angle.

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