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Osmo z-axis x5 hack
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R&L Aerial
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Here is a simple hack to make you z-axis work with your x5 camera, no spring cutting required. Simply remove the top spring cover on the z-axis using a 2 mm tool, then using small zip tie tighten  the spring in half,  cut excess zip tie then reinstall top spring guard. It seems to work great with x5 camera. ( do not remove lower spring cover as it will pull the ribbon cable loose and ruin your z-axis as I did with my first z-axis) removing the top spring cover with care, do this at your own risk!!!
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2016-6-12
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DJI-Adela
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Hi R&L Aerial,
We would not recommend any modification on the Z-Axis, any damage caused by the modification will not be guaranteed by DJI.
Anyways, I appreciate your idea and thanks for sharing with our people.

Thanks for your understanding.
2016-6-12
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DJI-Adela Posted at 2016-6-12 22:09
Hi R&L Aerial,
We would not recommend any modification on the Z-Axis, any damage caused by the modif ...

Sounds like DJI needs to supply the z-axis with a spring that can support the x5 (and probably another one that can support the x5r).
2016-6-14
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R&L Aerial
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steve@wingnutae Posted at 2016-6-14 15:15
Sounds like DJI needs to supply the z-axis with a spring that can support the x5 (and probably ano ...

I've been testing this setup for the past 2 days and it works really well and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete and is reversible.
2016-6-14
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R&L Aerial  Posted at 2016-6-14 16:42
I've been testing this setup for the past 2 days and it works really well and it only takes about  ...

Sounds good.

2016-6-14
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Did you rip the ribbon cable on the first one? I would be interested in purchasing the broken one.
2016-6-14
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steve@wingnutae Posted at 2016-6-15 03:15
Sounds like DJI needs to supply the z-axis with a spring that can support the x5 (and probably ano ...

Hi steve,
I think it's a good idea, well, our engineers will consider about it and if there's any update about it, we will let you know.

Thanks.
2016-6-14
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the Z axis is not cutting my video feed off on the X5RAW during recording
2016-6-23
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mataikan1973 Posted at 2016-6-24 13:13
the Z axis is not cutting my video feed off on the X5RAW during recording

Hello.
Do you mean that the X5R camera can work normally with the Osmo via the attached Z-Axis?

Thanks.
2016-6-24
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Burlbark Posted at 2016-6-14 22:31
Did you rip the ribbon cable on the first one? I would be interested in purchasing the broken one.

Yes I broke the ribbon cable, it was ripped from the connection plate.
2016-6-25
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Hey just a note, we found the stock spring deformed over time. Eventually we just went to Home Depot and bought a different, stiffer spring. Works perfectly with x5R.
2016-7-6
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R&L Aerial
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cbboyer13 Posted at 2016-7-7 05:26
Hey just a note, we found the stock spring deformed over time. Eventually we just went to Home Depot ...

Hmmm, mine has yet? Home Depot has them you say?
2016-7-6
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R&L Aerial  Posted at 2016-7-6 18:16
Hmmm, mine has yet? Home Depot has them you say?

Well, Home Depot has any sizes of springs you need.

It's expected the rings will deform, since the z-axis stabilizer was designed for x3, which is lighter than x5.
2016-7-7
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cbboyer13 Posted at 2016-7-7 05:26
Hey just a note, we found the stock spring deformed over time. Eventually we just went to Home Depot ...

CBBoyer13,

Any chance you have a link to the spring you purchased at Home Depot or any specs on the stiffer spring? Cheers!
2016-7-10
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MORTH Posted at 2016-7-10 14:47
CBBoyer13,

Any chance you have a link to the spring you purchased at Home Depot or any specs on  ...

I'd like to know as well. I replaced my spring with another one, but it doesn't operate quite as it should.
2016-7-13
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DJI-Adela Posted at 2016-6-12 23:09
Hi R&L Aerial,
We would not recommend any modification on the Z-Axis, any damage caused by the modif ...

When will DJI be supplying the z axis for the X5?
2016-7-21
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steve
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Hi,

Which spring did you purchase from Home Depot??

If you have one that works - this is so easy - please just list a part number!

Eventually DJI will supply a z-axis for their own product, but in the intervening 4-6 months those of us trying to work need something functional.
2016-7-26
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