Please Read Instructions Carefully.
IMP Concepts is proud to offer this 3DP Gimbal Balancing Kit & Compatible Gimbal Lock/Stabilizer Accessory for the Stock Solo GoPro Gimbal. As with a lot of our Mods, some DIY skills are needed. On a scale of 1 - 10 on degree of difficulty, (1 being Simple and 10 being Top DIY Skills needed) this is about a 2 or 3.
Our Gimbal Balance Kit does NOT foul the Roll Motor when installed. These Gimbal Locks also work with the Back-Bone RibCage Air Camera and the DeadWeight Balance Kit if you already have one. (Please Select the Option from the Pull down Menu)
This kit was made to assist in keeping the stock 3DR Sol Gimbal balanced with almost any kind of Lens, shade and/or filter. We chose to use standard 1/4oz (7g) lead wheel weights which are readily available as opposed to other expensive options. This is more flexible as the ideal balance weight will change from installation to installation. We felt this system offered the Solo owner the most flexibility at the minimal cost. In addition we are providing our custom 3 Axis Gimbal Lock/stabilizer with the kit, to complete the ensemble.
This Kit uses Lead weights, Lead weights are smaller than steel and can be cut to a precise weight as deemed necessary for a given installation. We found this most advantageous as, as mentioned above individual Installations can vary considerably. In addition the weights are available from most Tire changing stores in the USA, UK & Canada. In a lot of cases if you only need a couple they are more than happy to give them to you. All the weights provide with this kit are approximated and are about as follows; 1 x ~7g, 2 x ~3.5g 1 x ~5g & 1 x ~2g. Most people do not need any more than are supplied.
The Compatible Gimbal Lock / Stabilizer prevents Gimbal from flopping about and potentially causing damage to it when you are transporting the Solo. It basically provides the same protection as the stock Foam Block provided with the Gimbal PLUS the added protection of stabilizing the 3rd Axis (Yaw / Pan) to stop the gimbal from rotating, holding it in a forward position.
It has a simple clip that is secured by this post. It also uses the 2 front dampener holes to dampen and retain it's base. It is is designed to be used with the GoPro in place on the Gimbal to protect both the Gimbal and the GoPro and keep everything balanced. If you want to use the lock without the GoPro, you will need to put a spacer that is the general size of the GoPro in place of it. This is easy to make out of scrap hard foam and far easier to install thant using the OEM foam provided with the Gimbal. It can be used with lens protectors and filters as shown in the photos and video.
All of our gimball Locks include a recess to clear the GoPro Power Button.
The Solo should be Powered COMPLETELY OFF before starting this procedure. All Balancing is performed with No Power to the Gimbal, otherwise damage to the Gimbal can occur.
Kit includes The Following:
• 1 x IMP Concepts Gimbal Balance Clip
• 1 x IMP Concepts “Light” HDMI Ribbon Cable Retainer
• 1 x IMP Concepts 3 Axis Gimbal Lock. This protects the gimbal in all 3 Axis of operation from sudden damage causing movements.
• 2 x Pre-Installed Weights adequate for most applications and a spare Standard 1/4oz (7g) weights that can be cut to suite.
Note: Please do not force or bend the balance Clip or lock to excess, it is not nessessary in order to install and remove them. they are made of the strongest ABS 3DP Material possible and are heat resistant. However, if bent excessively it can stress or break. Gimbal Locks MUST be removed before power up and flight, they are NOT designed to be used in flight. Damage to the Gimbal & Gimbal Motors WILL Occur if left in place when flying.
Installation Document: http://www.impconcepts.com/documentation/IMPConcepts3DRSoloGimbalBalanceKit.pdf
Gimbal Lock Install and Removal Video: http://www.impconcepts.com/video/SoloGimbalLock.mp4
Balance Kit Install Video: http://www.impconcepts.com/video/BalanceClipInstallVideo.mp4
How to Cut Lead Weights Turotial: http://www.impconcepts.com/video/CuttingLeadWeights.mp4