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Balancing X5 Gimbal

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by Nick Stubbs, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Nick Stubbs

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    Hi All,

    I just bought a stronger B & W 6 Stop ND filter for the Olympus 12mm and it is heavier than the last.

    The balance was out before switching on so I "blu-tacked" a 1p coin to the back of the X5 and a 2p coin to the side and it is balanced perfectly. Turns on and works ok but just concerned about burning the motors...has anyone else balanced their X5 and if so, how did you do it?

    Thanks,

    Nick
     

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  2. hoodlum1

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    Dji has the balance rings for sale I just ordered one for my Olympus m. Zuiko Ed 14-42 Ez lens
     
  3. Nick Stubbs

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    Yes I know thanks, but I want to use this ND filter to stop down the light for a slower shutter speed which throws it out of balance. A balance ring would just throw it more out...
     
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  5. Nick Stubbs

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    Great resource Richard, thanks for that...
     
  6. Richard Hurst

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    No problem Nick. They are nice and small and stick really well. Makes it look very neat and tidy.
     
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  7. Helicek Ahmet

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    Hi all,
    On my Inspire Pro X5 consistently falls to the left, when powered off, in it’s basic setup. Which I think needs balancing.
    Ahmet
     
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    So we have to stick coins to keep the X5 balanced with a nd filter? ...
     
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    A couple of photos of this set up would be really good (hint, hint) :)
     
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  11. unyks

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    + hitting RETURN from time to time to make reading easier (hint, hint :)) :)

    But a great tip anyway! Thanks @windwardbound
     
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    Thirty bucks for a kit that includes three dollars worth of wheel weights and some velcro. Great stuff. Oh, forgot about the clear plastic carrying case (ziploc bag).
     
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    And the poster just happens to be the eBay seller of the balance kit he mentions. Although he doesn't say that in his post, strangely
     
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  15. seanmclean

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    Doing what you did is still an advertisement. Either pony up and sponsor the forum, or stop peddling your overpriced kit.
     
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  16. seanmclean

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    Nice, resorting to an ad hominem attack.


    See? I know Latin too.
     
  17. The Editor

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    Prohibere guys or this thread will go the same way as Latin - Dead!
    @windwardbound - we cut you some slack on this because we considered you had a genuine desire to help out the community without making things a commercial enterprise.
    Making comments like the one above will not enamour you to other members and the 'slack' will very soon disappear.
    If we consider the community is being 'mined' then any references to other sites/eBay including those in your profile will be deleted.

    Thank you.
     
  18. Mazz

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    Windwardbound will no longer be commenting or selling on this site. Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  19. seanmclean

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    Well now my posts look silly out of context, lol.
     
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    my own solution

     
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