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#1 Kevin Packer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hey guys, just wondering if someone can give me some insight on how to tighten the pan bearings in an Ultra 2 gimble.
I've started a long term project with a company rig (Phantom/Shadow Sled) and I noticed there's quite a bit of play in the pan bearings.
For instance if I grab the yoke on each side where it joins to the pan axis I can wiggle it up and down and side to side.

I have the instructions on how to center it as well which I will do once it's tight because it's not centered either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin
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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

the retaining ring that holds the bearing down in it's housing is most likely loose. use the gimbal tool, unscrew the top cap of the gimbal, that should give you access to the retaining ring.
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#3 Kevin Packer

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

Thanks for the advice Jens, I removed the top cap but I didn't see any other retaining ring that I could tighten, I lifted the entire assembly off of the grip to see if I could tighten anything on the bottom, but there was just a bunch of little allen bolts that were all tight. It seems the play is inbetween where the bearing assembly sits on the gimble grip, not sure how this can be tightened.
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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

The top cap is the retaining ring... just tighten.

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