I need some assistance with the a axis camera mount I purchased. The gears for the tilt axis do not mesh well at all. You can see here what I mean. Also one of my HS-55 servos has decided that it wants to be able to spin freely so I need to order a new servo and camera mount because to servo is glued on and can no longer be removed.
That said, if the new camera mount has the same issue with the gears not meshing, there is no point on getting one. Has anyone else had this problem or perhaps you may have a suggestion for another mount for my 1/3 sony camera?
I followed the instructions as best I could but I am sure either I missed something or perhaps there is a missing detail in the instructions.
I personally think the tolerance with the screw as the shaft is off. Also, the gears the go on the servos have no teeth to mate up with the servo and can move to easily. This in my mind is a flaw that needs to be fixed. Just a thought.
I tried one of these and to be honest I thought it was an absolute rubbish design. The inside of my gears was smooth - how the h*ll were the servos supposed to drive them properly? It either did not mesh or was so tight when meshed properly that the servo could not move the rest of the mount. I have come to the conclusion that any mount where half of it is attached to a servo head is going to be too wobbly, even if it is properly designed. I have thrown mine away. Cheers, Bill
I agree for the most part but I was hoping someone from 3DR could comment. or perhaps someone who has gotten one of these things to work well
The unit have been out of stock in the store here, so I will try this:
Looks promising plus they have the widest selection i have seen in the last weeks.
That looks like a decent rig. How have you attached it to your quad?
And did you have any problems like in my picture above. the gears not meshing?
Sorry you had this problem - It looks like our most recent order of gears came in as a slightly smaller version so the holes are no longer close enough for the gears to mesh. I'll send you a set of the old gears while we change the design to work with the smaller gears. Thanks for bringing the issue to our attention!
Thank you for this. I REALLY appreciate it!
I do have a question, do the old gears have teeth to mesh with the servo mount? Also, the arm that the camera is taped to has nothing to catch the servo gears as well, I find that the camera slips easily, is this also a problem with the "new" parts?
Cheers, and thanks again!
Unfortunately they dont' have teeth - what I do to get the best grip is tighten the screw into the servo lightly then apply some superglue to the area between the screw and the servo to get it way more grip.. if you're brave you could also add superglue to the outside of the servo hub or inside of the gear, just be careful not to add too much!
I kinda figured that you were going to say something like that. if you are going to send me the gears, do you have my shipping information?
Yep, we'll pull up the shipping info from your last order.