BALANCING YOUR GIMBAL
We recommend you have your camera and accessories (i.e. filter,
batteries, etc.) mounted before balancing the gimbal. If your lens
has an adjustable zoom, set the zoom to the desired position before
STEP 1: HORIZONTAL TILT/VERTICAL TILT How to balance and adjust G2
Plus centre of gravity
The centre of gravity needs to be balance before G2 Plus can be
used. The centre of gravity can be adjusted by moving the camera
around and certain mounting points. Little movements are all that
are needed. Proper balancing is essential to correct operation of
PLUS gimbal. When the gimbal is able to never return to the same
position after being gently tapped, balancing is complete.
First, the camera itself needs to be adjusted forwards/backwards.
Work towards making the camera sit level.
Next, the up/down sliders on the pitch assembly need to be
adjusted. Camera should roll without stopping in same position.
STEP 2: ROLL BALANCE Verify the balance by moving your Roll Axis to
several locations. If roll stays and does not fall to either side,
your roll is balanced.
The roll needs to be adjusted next. There are two options to adjust
roll. It can be adjust where the camera mounts or the back mounts
on the roll
poll. Sometimes both need adjustment to get correct balance. We
prefer that to move camera mount to adjust the camera balance.Move
left/right to get balance correct on either camera side or rear
mounts. Pay attention to keep everything lined up horizontally.
STEP 3: PAN BALANCE The pan balance is the last axis to balance for
the G2 Plus. The Pan Balance will ensure that the entire mass below
the pan motor is balanced on the central axis line of the pan
motor. The simplest way to check for your Pan Axis to be balanced
is to tilt the gimbal in the stand and see which way the Pan Axis
The G2 Plus has 5 pre-programmed operating modes. These different
modes affect how the gimbal controller behaves. These modes do not
affect operating position (i.e. inverted mode, briefcase mode). For
more information on operating positions, see section VIII below.
· Mode 1 – Heading Follow Mode
The Camera slowly tracks your movements,the joystick doesn't
activate at this time.
o To activate mode 1, press down the power switch"ON" and wait 1 -
3 seconds.(default mode)
· Mode 2 – Joystick Mode( Still Mode 1 but activated Joystick
Press once the mode button to avtivate the joystick mode,you can
use joystick to control pan and tilt axis from this step..
o To activate mode 2, press the Mode button Twice and wait 1 - 3
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· Mode 3 – Lock Mode
The operator canʻt move any direction and camera stays locked in
o To activate mode 3, press the Joystick or Mode button THREE times
consecutively and wait 1 - 3 seconds.
· Mode 4 – Heading and Pitch Follow Mode
The Camera slowly tracks your movements on pan and tilt axis.
o To activate mode 3, press the Joystick or Mode button FOUR times
consecutively and wait 1 - 3 seconds.
Mode 5 – Inverted Mode
An inverted mode can be achieved by flipping the gimbal upside-down
in Heading follow mode or you can restart in an inverted mode.
To get the gimbal into the Inverted Position, long press the
Joystick or Mode button until the motors are off,flipping the
the camera 180°,then press FIVE times consecutively the Joystick or
Mode button,the gimbal start to work in the inverted mode.To get
back to the
normal position(under-slung position),long press the Joystick or
Mode button to turn the motors off,then flip the gimbal to normal
times consecutively the Joystick or Mode button,now it's back to
Note: DO NOT POWER ON AND USE IN THE NORMAL POSITION(DEAFAULT MODE)
WHEN YOU TURN OFF THE GIMBAL DURING USE THE INVERTED MODE.
Note: When powering the gimbal ON and OFF, the gimbal will always
default to Mode 1.
The G2 Plus can operate in many positions, allowing you to get
shots from down low and up high or even mount the gimbal to a
tripod or crane. These operating positions can be changed very
quickly by cycling the gimbals power. The gimbal can operate in all
five of the program modes while in any of these operating
· Under-Slung Mode
This is the most commonly used mode with the handles up on top and
the camera down below. When the gimbal is resting in the tuning
stand, it is in the
o Simply power on the gimbal from the tuning stand, or while in
your hands, to begin using the gimbal in the Under-Slung Position.
· Inverted Mode
Use this mode when you want to get the camera to sit comfortably at
an elevated level. You can also hold the gimbal up high to get
shots from above.
To get the gimbal into the Inverted Position, long press the mode
button,then the motors are off,flipping the gimbal upside-down,then
times the mode button,the gimbal start in the inverted mode.To get
back to the normal position(under-slung position),long press the
button to turn the motors off,then flip the gimbal to normal
postion,press 5 times the mode button,now it's back to Uder-Slung
Position Invert the rubber grip handles 180 degrees.
· Briefcase Mode
Use this Position to get shots down low. In this position, you will
be holding the gimbal at your side with one hand on the rubber side
To get the gimbal into the Briefcase Position, start by holding the
gimbal in your hands in the Under-Slung position with the gimbal
motors are powered off.
Steps to start to use the gimbal
1.Accemble the kit
2.Accemble the tuning stand
3.Put the gimbal onto the gimbal tuning stand
4.Balance your camera
5.Mount on the battery pack
6.Plug on the power connector and Joystick connector
7.Remove the gimbal tuning stand.
8.Power on your gimbal,ready to use.
NEVER DO THIS:
1. NEVER TURN ON THE GIMBAL WITHOUT PLUG ON JOYSTICK
2. NEVER TURN ON THE GIMBAL WHEN IT'S ON THE STAND
3. NEVER TURN OFF THE GIMBAL DURING USE THE INVERTED
4.NEVER CHANGE THE SETTINGS BEFORE YOU READ THIS INSTRUCTION
**Never leave charger unattended, exceed maximum charge rate,
charge with non-approved batteries or charge batteries in the wrong
**Always ensure the battery you are charging meets the
specifications of this charger and that the charger settings are
doing so can result in excessive heat and other related product
malfunctions, which can lead to user injury or property damage.
PLEASE DO NOT…
…leave the power supply, charger and battery unattended during use.
…attempt to charge dead, damaged or wet battery packs.
…attempt to charge a battery pack containing different types of
…allow minors to charge battery packs.
…charge batteries in extremely hot or cold places or place in
…charge a battery if the cable has been pinched or shorted.
…connect more than one battery pack to this charger at a time
…connect the charger if the power cable has been pinched or
…connect the charger to an automobile 12V battery while the vehicle
…attempt to dismantle the charger or use a damaged charger.
…reverse the positive and negative terminals.
…connect battery to AC power.
How to use the charger
The charger comes preset for the battery included.
1. Plug charger into a working 110V AC power source.
2. Connect charger to the battery.
3. Charger has two LED indicators on front, LED will be red while
charging and automatically changes to green once charge is
4. Tight up the battery with battery velcro strap and hook up the
5. Turn on the power and you are ready to operate.