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Osmo Mobile: Need Larger Holder
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Just got my Osmo Mobile and I was really hoping to fit my iPhone 6+ with the following case into the holder:

http://ztylus.com/collections/z- ... hone-6-plus-6s-plus

I don't mind removing a standard case when I use the Osmo but this case allows  you to attach lenses. Without it - you can't attach them.

I thought perhaps I could make (or have made) a lightweight adapter that will allow for a slightly wider phone and deeper (see my sketch below - sorry for poor quality).

How much more weight will the Osmo support above and beyond the iPhone 6+? Anyone with a 3D Printer like to have a stab at it?

It would sure be great to be able to use those (2) lenses.

Thanks all,

John

The black holder is the original Osmo Holder.

The black holder is the original Osmo Holder.
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The cradle is made to hold your phone without a case unless you have one of those super slim cases.
Also, when do do figure out how to attach a lens, be careful as you are throwing the balance off on the tilt motor and if the motor gets too hot you may damage it.
Same with trying to make a larger adapter, that will severely throw off the tilt balance.
If you want to test for yourself, you can make your phone off balance and you can see how hot the roll motor gets.
The gimbal really needs to be as balanced as possible for proper stabilization and long life.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-9-8 11:21
The cradle is made to hold your phone without a case unless you have one of those super slim cases.
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Thanks for your reply. Yes I agree - I don't want to damage it in any way. It's too bad because all I really need is another 1/8" between the arms to properly hold the phone - it's not much. I think that even if the rubber pads were not there - it would fit. I'll see if I can temporarily attach the lens to the bare phone and at least see if I can balance it with the weight of the lens. If not - then the adapter would really be out of the question.
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johnlega@gmail. Posted at 2016-9-9 00:32
Thanks for your reply. Yes I agree - I don't want to damage it in any way. It's too bad because al ...

There is no tilt balance adjustment so with the lens added it will not balance.
If it just barely pitches forward with the Osmo off then it may be ok but you need to keep feeling the tilt motor. But my guess is it's going to pitch a good amount.
Not my recommendation but you maybe can tape a coin to the back bottom of the phone or gimbal to balance.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-9-9 01:15
There is no tilt balance adjustment so with the lens added it will not balance.
If it just barely  ...

What is the maximum thickness that the cradle will hold? With the battery life of the Osmo Mobile being approx 4 hours I am looking to extend the battery life of my phone with a Battery Case. I currently am using a Mophie Juice Pack Air on my iPhone SE and it is just a bit over 15mm thick.
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y5Ox0asih6f6 Posted at 2016-9-9 05:30
What is the maximum thickness that the cradle will hold? With the battery life of the Osmo Mobile  ...

It will not even come close to fitting with your cover, that thickness is close to double the thickness of the opening.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-9-9 05:59
It will not even come close to fitting with your cover, that thickness is close to double the thic ...

Thank you. Your very prompt reply is much appreciated. Although it didn't deter me from my purchase. Maybe the max cradle dimensions in length width and depth should be listed in the spec list of the Osmo Mobile as suppose to "Mobile Phone Width" range? I'm sure there is a reason as to why it's not listed that way?

Also what is the maximum Thickness?
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MuchMitchies Posted at 2016-9-9 06:31
Thank you. Your very prompt reply is much appreciated. Although it didn't deter me from my purchase ...

The specs page does lest the max width of the phone.
It's advised to use it without a case so most any late model smart phone will fit based on thickness.
I just measured and the thickness is 7.5mm of the slot but the soft rubber can be opened to 8mm.http://www.dji.com/osmo-mobile/info#specs
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To OP, the reason that DJI doesn't make it thicker is simple. If it does, some slim phones can't be hold tightly, so it has to settle on an average width of phones on the market.

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MuchMitchies Posted at 2016-9-9 06:31
Thank you. Your very prompt reply is much appreciated. Although it didn't deter me from my purchase ...

The opening will not snug your phone with added battery tightly, you might be able pull it off with some ruber bands holding the corners of the phone to the gimbal. Most phones should do two hours of continuous shooting fine. I would probably prefer a battery pack solution than the added weight on the gimbal. Or go for phones that can change batteries, like LG G5
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so if i have 8.2 mm phone (huawei mate 10) i need to remove the grayish rubber right?
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johnlega@gmail. Posted at 2016-9-8 08:32
Thanks for your reply. Yes I agree - I don't want to damage it in any way. It's too bad because all I really need is another 1/8" between the arms to properly hold the phone - it's not much. I think that even if the rubber pads were not there - it would fit. I'll see if I can temporarily attach the lens to the bare phone and at least see if I can balance it with the weight of the lens. If not - then the adapter would really be out of the question.

There are counter balances for Osmo Mobile available.
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Found it.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/10 ... ith-dji-osmo-mobile
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y5Ox0asih6f6 Posted at 2016-9-8 13:30
What is the maximum thickness that the cradle will hold? With the battery life of the Osmo Mobile being approx 4 hours I am looking to extend the battery life of my phone with a Battery Case. I currently am using a Mophie Juice Pack Air on my iPhone SE and it is just a bit over 15mm thick.

Did you get it to work?
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y5Ox0asih6f6 Posted at 2016-9-8 13:30
What is the maximum thickness that the cradle will hold? With the battery life of the Osmo Mobile being approx 4 hours I am looking to extend the battery life of my phone with a Battery Case. I currently am using a Mophie Juice Pack Air on my iPhone SE and it is just a bit over 15mm thick.

Did you get it to work?
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Sorry, double post.
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