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ZENMUSE H3-3D Gimbal

User Manual

V1.02

2014.06.09

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Warning & Disclaimer

H3-3D gimbal is calibrated before delivery, no adjustment or modification to the gimbal is allowed.

Ensure the camera is mounted to the gimbal before powering the aircraft.

H3-3D gimbal is finely calibrated according to the specified camera model and lens before the delivery. User does not need to perform extra calibration. Do not attempt to modify the gimbal or mount extra component/device

(such as filter, lens hood, etc.) to the camera; be sure to use the DJI approved battery; otherwise it may affect the performance of the gimbal.

The H3-3D gimbal is compatible with following DJI flight control system: NAZA-M, NAZA-M V2, WooKong-M and

Phantom 2 and A2. To optimize the gimbal performance, download the above mentioned Assistant Software and upgrade the firmware of the flight control system.

Make sure the flight control system is operating in the safest manner. We strongly recommend customers to remove all propellers before powering the aircraft, use power supply from R/C system or flight pack battery, and keep children when calibrating and configuration the gimbal. Observe the procedures contains in this manual to mount and connect gimbal on your aircraft.

User of this product shall respect the AMA’s National Model Aircraft

Safety Code.

DJI Innovations has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification (including use of non-specified DJI parts i.e. motors, ESCs, propellers, etc.) or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability. DJI assumes no liability for damage(s), injuries or legal responsibilities incurred directly or indirectly from the use of this product.

DJI and H3-3D are registered trademarks of DJI Innovations Names of product, brand, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner companies. This product and manual are copyrighted by DJI Innovations with all rights reserved. No part of this product or manual shall be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent or authorization of DJI Innovations. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the product or information contained herein.

Profile

The H3-3D gimbal offers excellent stabilization features for aerial hobbyist and professional aerial photographers. Powered by built-in IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) and special servo module, this gimbal provide unique stable quality visual experience for the users.

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In The Box

Gimbal × 1

Built-in servos and stand-alone IMU provide yaw, roll and tilt stabilization. Integrated bottom damping plate minimizes installation time.

Damping Unit × 1

The upper plate of the damping unit connects the gimbal with the

Phantom 2. Pre-installed vibration absorbers greatly reduce the vibrations.

Gimbal Controller Unit (GCU) × 1

Connect gimbal controller to flight control system using CAN-Bus.

Power GCU and gimbal through 3S~6S power cable.

3

Accessory Pack ×1

The accessory pack includes: vibration absorbers, securing pins and washers, screws and connection cables.

Accessory Pack – Spare Vibration Absorbers x4

Spare vibration absorbers for damping unit with 40

〬 of rigidity.

Accessory Pack – Securing kits x4

Spare securing kits that are used to secure the upper and bottom plate of the damping unit.

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DJI

Accessory Pack – Camera securing bracket x1

Camera mounting bracket.

Accessory Pack – Spare Screws ×1

M2.5x6.3:Mounting camera to gimbal.

M2.5x5:Secure gimbal to damping unit.

M3x8:Securing gimbal to aircraft.

Accessory Pack – Gimbal Video signal Cable ×1

For the gimbal controller unit and your wireless video transmission module connection, transmitting the video signal.

Accessory Pack – CAN-Bus Cable×1

Use CAN-Bus to connect the GCU with the flight control system.

Accessory Pack – 8-Pin Cable×1

Connect to Phantom 2 or G8 port of GCU.

Accessory Pack – Anti-interference boardx1

Serves as the connector board between G8 port on the gimbal and 8-pin cable.

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Table of Content

WARNING & DISCLAIMER ............................................................................................... 2

PROFILE .......................................................................................................................... 2

IN THE BOX ..................................................................................................................... 3

TABLE OF CONTENT ........................................................................................................ 5

1 INSTALLATION .............................................................................................................. 6

1.1

G

IMBAL

D

ESCRIPTION

....................................................................................................... 6

1.2

I

NSTALL

H3-3D

TO

P

HANTOM

2 ......................................................................................... 7

1.3

C

AMERA

I

NSTALLATION

..................................................................................................... 9

1.4

F

INAL

C

HECKS

................................................................................................................. 9

2 GCU CONNECTION ..................................................................................................... 10

2.1

C

ONNECT

GCU

AND

F

LIGHT

C

ONTROL

S

YSTEM

................................................................... 10

2.2

V

IDEO

C

ONNECTION

. ...................................................................................................... 14

3 CONFIGURATION ....................................................................................................... 15

3.1

D

RIVER AND

A

SSISTANT

S

OFTWARE

I

NSTALLATION

................................................................ 15

3.2

A

SSISTANT

S

OFTWARE

GUI .............................................................................................. 15

3.3

C

HANNEL

S

ETTING

......................................................................................................... 15

3.4

F

IRMWARE

& S

OFTWARE

U

PGRADE

.................................................................................. 16

4 TEST FLY ..................................................................................................................... 17

4.1

C

HECK

L

IST

B

EFORE

F

LIGHT

............................................................................................. 17

4.2

G

IMBAL

T

EST

................................................................................................................ 17

APPENDIX ..................................................................................................................... 18

T

ROUBLE

S

HOOTING

............................................................................................................ 18

S

ETTINGS

U

SING WITH THE

A2 F

LIGHT

C

ONTROL

S

YSTEM

............................................................ 18

S

PECIFICATIONS

................................................................................................................... 20

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1 Installation

1.1 Gimbal Description

Notes:

(1) Ensure the gimbal servos are unobstructed, failure to do so may damage the servo.

(2) Clear the obstacles at once if the operating gimbal is being blocked.

(3) Always mount camera before powering on the gimbal.

1.1.1 Rear View

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12

13

18

14

17

16

15

1.

Yaw servo driver module

3.

Vibration absorbers

5.

Tilt servo driver module

7.

Camera mount

2.

Upper plate of damping unit

4.

Bottom plate of damping unit

6.

Roll servo driver module

8.

8 pin connector port

( to GCU/Phantom 2

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1.2 Install H3-3D to Phantom 2

Follow the below instructions to install the H3-3D gimbal to Phantom 2.

1.

Insert the securing pins through the holes on the highlighted diagonal position shown below. Then, attach and secure the upper plate of damping unit to the Phantom 2 with four M3x5 screws.

2.

Attach the damping unit bottom plate to upper plate using the four vibration absorbers. Ensure the lip of the vibration absorbers are properly inserted through the mounting holes on the bottom plate.

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3.

Insert washers into securing pins to lock the damping unit in place.

4.

Plug the 8-pin cable from the Phantom 2 to the Phantom 2 port on the anti-interference enhancement board, then connect the H3-3D port on the anti-interference enhancement board with the 8-pin port on the gimbal via the supplied 8-pin cable.

Caution:

(1) Aircraft and accessories are not included with gimbal.

(2) Camera must be aligned with the nose of the aircraft.

(3) Gimbal is calibrated before delivery. Do not attempt to adjust or calibrate it yourself.

(4) Do not attempt to remove screws in the gimbal, which may result in reduced performance or even damages.

(5) Do not unplug any cable attaching to the gimbal ports, or change the mechanical structure of the gimbal.

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1.3 Camera Installation

Follow the below instructions to mount the GoPro camera.

Caution:

(1) Visit http://www.dji.com/cn/product/zenmuse-h3-3d/video, and watch installation video tutorial before you proceed to mount the GoPro camera to the H3-3D gimbal.

(2) Ribbon cable is a delicate item, treat with extreme care. Always check the connection per each flight and ensure the ribbon cable connection is secure.

1.

Connect the video output board with the connection cable from the gimbal, ensure the connection orientation is correct.

2.

Mount the camera onto the gimbal and secure the camera with camera bracket and screws.

3.

Firmly insert the video output board connector into the mini-USB port on camera to complete the installation.

1.4 Final Checks

Ensure the installed damping unit is aligned parallel with the Phantom 2.

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2 GCU Connection

GCU

Port Description

3S~6S Connect to battery for GCU or gimbal power

G8 Connect to G8 pin port on the gimbal for signal transmission

Connect to PC to upgrade firmware using Assistant Software

Connect to flight control system

Connect to wireless video downlink module

2.1 Connect GCU and Flight Control System

Notes:

(1) Skip this chapter if you purchase the Phantom 2 version of H3-3D gimbal, as it does not come with GCU.

(2) GCU must be connected to the flight control system before it is powered on.

(3) Be sure to mount the camera onto the gimbal before power on the aircraft and the gimbal. Otherwise it might damage the servo due to the incorrect center of gravity setting.

(4) Re-calibrate the remote controller when NAZA-M firmware is upgraded.

(5) Ensure all the connection is correct, otherwise it might causes damage to the gimbal or the flight control system.

GCU can either be vertically or horizontally installed on the Phantom 2. Follow the procedure below to complete the connection between the GCU and flight control system.

Step 1. Upgrade the firmware of the flight control and the Assistant Software to the latest version (as shown in the table below)

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Assistant

Software

Firmware

A2

V 1.20 (or higher )

WKM

V2.00

(or higher)

NAZA-M V2

V2.12(or higher)

NAZA-M

V2.12(or higher)

V 2.10 (or higher ) V5.22(or higher) V3.12(or higher) V3.12(or higher)

Version

Step 2. Complete the connection on the flight control system (shown as the below table). For NAZA-M user, you need a PMU V2 module (accessory of NAZA-M V2) to provide with the CAN port connection.

A2 WKM NAZA-M V2 or

(1) Main Controller and

PMU connection

(2)PMU Power Cable connection

(3) GPS/Compass

Module and Flight

Control System

Connection

Connect the X1 port of

PMU to X1 port of Main

Connect the X1 port of

PMU to X1 port of Main

NAZA-M

Connect the X3 port of

PMU V2 to X3 port of Main

Controller. Controller.

Controller.

Connect the power cable to a connecter or solder the power cable to the central board if the DJI-multirotor is being used.

Connect the

Connect to the CAN 2 GPS/Compass module port on the A2. to spare CAN-Bus port on PMU.

Connect the GPS/Compass module to the GPS port of

PMU V2.

Refer to 2.2 GCU and DJI flight control System Connection for more information about the connection. For details

on the flight control system connection, refer to the corresponding flight control system user manuals.

Step 3. Connect the GCU to flight control system. And then connect the 8-Pin cable of gimbal to the G8 port on the GCU.

(1) GCU and flight control System connection

(2) GCU Power Cable

A2

Connect to the CAN

2 port on A2.

WKM

Connect the GCU to the spare CAN-Bus port on the WKM system.

NAZA-M V2 NAZA-M

Connect the GCU to the

CAN-Bus port on the PMU

V2 module.

Connect the power cable to a connecter or solder the power cable to the central board if the DJI-multirotor is being used.

connection

(3) Gimbal Tilt control channel

H3-3D X3 X1

Step 4. Connection finished. Power on the aircraft to launch.

Step 5. To fully utilize the gimbal, you also need to configure the tilt function of the gimbal. Flight control system

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assigns a specified channel (X3 channel for WKM, X1 for NAZA-M and H3-3D for A2) to control the tilt motion of the gimbal. To activate the tilt function, user needs to properly set up the channel in the Assistant

Software and ensure the connection between the receiver and the main controller is correct. Refer to the

Gimbal Assistant Software for details.

2.2 GCU and Flight Control System Connection

Battery

(3S~6S) positive pole( + ) negative pole(-)

Note:

The GCU can be connected to any CAN ports on the PMU or to the CAN port on the GPS.(Any spare CAN port on the

WKM system.)

To Battery

Note:

The PMU and GCU can both connect to the same battery of LiPo 3S-6S.

Gimbal TILT Control

Control the tilt motion via the X3 channel.

Properly configure the corresponding channel on your remote controller.

Fig.1 WKM Connection Diagram

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To Battery

Note: The PMU and GCU can both connect to the same battery.

Fig.2 NAZA-M V2 Connection Diagram

Leave as-is

Fig.3 NAZA-M Connection Diagram

Gimbal Tilt Control

Control the tilt motion via X1 channel.

Properly configure the corresponding channel on the remote controller.

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2.2 Video Connection.

Wireless video transmission transfers video signal from the on-board camera to the GCU via the gimbal video signal cable. Follow the figure below to complete the connection.

Wireless Video

Transmission Module

Power

Air System

Video Signal

GND

Gimbal Video Signal Cable

External power

Leave as-is

Video Signal(Yellow:AV)

GND(Black:

  

)

Video Signal Port

1.

Solder the Video Signal/GND cables to wireless video transmission module (air system).

2.

Plug the gimbal video signal cable jack into the GCU video signal port.

Notes

(1) Ensure to connect the wireless video transmission unit to the GCU before powering on the aircraft.

(2) It is recommended to use standard gimbal video signal cable. Make sure you solder the gimbal video signal cable to the wireless video transmission module firmly. Insulated all the cables to prevent short circuiting.

Leave as-is

Video Signal Cable(AV)

GND Cable

(3) GCU does not provide power to the wireless transmission module. Refer to the wireless video

Tips:

transmission module manual for details on the power supply connection.

(1) The below diagram shows the how video signal flows from the on-board camera to the gimbal.

(2) Should error occurs, examine each checkpoints on the below diagram to locate the source of the problem.

Camera

Video Port

AV signal

Gimbal

Camera Interface

AV signal

8-Pins cable

GCU

G8

AV signal

Gimbal Video

Signal Cable

Monitor

AV input

AV signal

Wireless video transmission module

Ground System

Wireless video transmission module

Wireless signal

5.8G/2.4G/1.2G

Air System

Supplied by user

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3 Configuration

3.1 Driver and Assistant Software Installation

Notes:

(1) The content of this chapter does not apply to the Phantom 2 version of the gimbal. Refer to Phantom 2

Assistant Software on the DJI website instead.

1.

Ensure the drivers for the flight control system are properly installed.

2.

Download the Assistant Software from DJI official website.

3.

Launch Assistant Software installer and follow the prompted steps to finish installation.

4.

Run the Assistant Software.

3.2 Assistant Software GUI

Connect GCU to the PC via a Micro-USB cable and then power on the GCU.

1

2

1

Language

中文 or English

2 Menu

Basic: Basic function setting

Upgrade: For upgrading the gimbal firmware

Info: For version and serial number information

3

4

6

5

4 Text Description

Hover on the area (3) to display the information.

5 Connection indicator

Red LED On: Disconnected from PC

Green LED On: Connected with PC

6

Communication indicator

Blue LED On: Lost communication

Blue LED Blink: Communicating

3.3 Channel Setting

You can adjust the range of camera tilt motion from Assistant Software by sliding the slider in the GUI.

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Fig.1 Tilt Upwards Fig.2 Tilt Downwards

3.4 Firmware & Software Upgrade

3.4.1 Firmware Upgrade

Follow the below procedures to upgrade the firmware upgrade, failure to do so might damage the gimbal:

1.

Ensure your computer has access to the internet.

2.

Close all the other applications (anti-virus application or firewall) before upgrading the firmware.

3.

Make sure the power supply is securely connected. DO NOT unplug the power supply before the upgrade completes.

4.

Connect the GCU to PC through a Micro-USB cable, DO NOT disconnect the cable until firmware upgrade completes.

5.

Launch the Assistant Software and wait until connection is established.

6.

Select Upgrade

Main Control, IMU and CMU.

7.

DJI Innovations server will check the current firmware version,

8.

If a newer firmware is detected, the Assistant Software will download the upgrade the firmware automatically.

9.

Wait until the firmware upgrade completes.

10.

Click OK and power cycle the system to finish the upgrade process.

Notes:

(2) CMU stands for “Camera Multi Unit”, which is management module for the camera.

(3) To eliminate the interference from the master control, it is recommended to disconnect the CAN-Bus cable between GCU and master control before you upgrade the IMU or CMU.

(4) Double check the parameters once you have finish upgrading the firmware.

(5) Repeat (1) to (4) when the DJI server experiences heavy traffics or firmware upgrade fails.

3.4.2 Software Upgrade

Click Info  Software Info, if the latest version is higher than the current version, you are advised to upgrade the

Assistant Software.

Obtain the serial number of the gimbal by clicking the “Info”  “SN”. SN is a 32 digits authorization code that is used to activate the gimbal. This authorization code has been filled at the manufacturing site when before its shipment. You might be prompted to fill a new SN if you purchase a new feature in the future. If you fills an invalid

SN for more than 30 times, the gimbal will be locked and you have to contact our customer support to unlock the gimbal.

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4 Test Fly

4.1 Check List Before Flight

For safety reasons, check of the following items before each flight:

(1) Gimbal is firmly installed to aircraft, and camera mounted correctly. Make sure the camera is aligned parallel with nose direction of the aircraft.

(2) All cables are firmly and correctly connected.

(3) Ensure gimbal video signal cable is in solid soldering condition.

(4) Make sure the wi reless video transmission module is connected to GCU before powering on the system.

(5) Transmitter is properly configured.

(6) Camera connection is correct.

(7) GCU and flight control system connection is correct.

(8) Flight control firmware version is latest.

4.2 Gimbal Test

1.

Ensure all the batteries are fully charged.

2.

Switch on the transmitter.

3.

Power on the camera first then power on the gimbal and wait until gimbal self-test completes.

4.

Initialization completes, camera lens point to aircraft nose direction, that is, the three axes of gimbal should be in the condition as the above diagram shows.

5.

Toggle the tilt control switch on your transmitter, and make sure it is working properly. Then try to feel if your gimbal moves to the corresponding direction. If not, check your settings.

6.

When finishing test, power off the gimbal first then the camera.

Note:

 If the gimbal is not working normally, refer to

Trouble Shooting for solutions.

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 Place the aircraft on flat surface during the test. When conducting the test while you are holding the aircraft by hands, bear in minds not to tilt the aircraft beyond 35

°

 Do not land the aircraft with powered-on gimbal on uneven terrain (such as grass lawn or rocky roads), in which environment there may have external forces act on the gimbal otherwise the gimbal may enter hibernation due to external forces.

 Hibernation mode offers protection for the gimbal. When the gimbal is not mounted with the camera, the gimbal enters the hibernation mode. During hibernation, the gimbal does not respond to the transmitter’s command. The gimbal quits hibernating and resumes operation when it is mounted with the camera.

 Gimbal enters hibernation mode when it detects excessive external force is being applied, only when the external force is no longer detected, the gimbal will restore from the hibernation.

 It’s better to use separate battery pack to test the gimbal at the beginning to ensure functionality before making steps to power on of flight controller, gimbal, OSD, FPV gears etc.

Appendix

Trouble Shooting

NO. Symptom

1

2

3

Gimbal keeps drifting after initialization.

Axis of the gimbal are not level.

Unable to determine gimbal orientation.

Cause

(1) Transmitter trims value is beyond the limit.

(2)GCU disconnects from flight control system.

(3)Gimbal mounting is not aligned with the aircraft.

Factory calibration error occurs.

BVR (beyond visual range) flight

Action

(1) Adjust the transmitter trims value.

(2)Connect GCU and flight control system

(3)Align the gimbal mounting is aligned with the aircraft nose.

Contact local dealer or DJI

Innovations customer service for assistance.

Try to use a wireless video transmission module.

Settings Using with the A2 Flight Control System

Users should configure the H3-3D’s pitch control in the A2 assistant software when using with the A2 Flight

Control System. Map the H3-3D channel to a switch on the transmitter. It is recommended to use a knob switch channel, which is only used for H3-3D pitch control on the “Channel Map” page (as the following diagram shown).

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Specifications

General

Built-In Functions

Peripheral

Supported Camera

GCU Input Power

(1) 3-axis gimbal

(2) High precision brushless servo control

(3) Aluminum alloy body

(4) Built-in IMU module

(5) Lightweight

(6) A2, WKM, NAZA-M, NAZA-M V2 ,PHANTOM 2 supported

(7) GoPro3 and GoPro3 + supported

(8) Zenmuse technology

GoPro3, GoPro3

+

(black or silver version)

3S~6S LiPo (12V~26V)

Assistant Software System Requirement Windows XP SP3; Windows 7; Windows 8

Mechanical & Electrical Characteristics

Working Current  Static current: 400mA (@12V)

Gimbal Input Power

 Dynamic current: 600mA (@12V)

3S~6S (12V ~26V)

Operating Temperature

Gimbal Weight

-10 °C ~ 50 °C

168g(camera excluded)

Gimbal Dimensions (With Damping Unit) 97 mm X 95 mm X 73 mm

GCU Weight 22g

42 mm X32 mm X9.3 mm GCU Dimensions

Working Performance

Controlled Angle Accuracy

Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed

Pitch/Roll:±

0.02°, Yaw:

±

0.03°

Tilt axis:

±

130°/s

Tilt axis control :

130 ~ +45° Controlled Rotation Range

Regulatory Approvals

FCC (USA)

CE (EU)

ROHS(EU)

Yes

Yes

Yes

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