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#1 JobScholtze

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:57 AM

After 2 years of intensive use, i think i need to clean my mk-v V2 gimbal. Where can i find a tool to open it up? Anyone got an idea? I rather do it myself for reasons instead of sending it back.

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#2 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:12 AM

Hey Job

If you HAVE to take it apart yourself, I'd only touch the Pan Bearings.

You won't find a tool as such, probably the easiest way is to find two steel pegs (possibly upturned drill bits) the size of the holes, set them up in a vice and set them to the appropriate spacing, lock the vice down on the two pegs.
Then get the gimbal, invert it align pegs with holes on the gimbal top cap. Push on, and twist. Be careful to make sure you have appropriate downward pressure so you don't slip and screw up the aluminium and anodizing.
Could have a machinist make up a tool too with the correct 4 hole spacing too I guess.

Good luck.

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After 2 years of intensive use, i think i need to clean my mk-v V2 gimbal. Where can i find a tool to open it up? Anyone got an idea? I rather do it myself for reasons instead of sending it back.

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#3 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:01 PM

Actually from your description it sounds like the tool he is looking for would be a pin spanner wrench. I could be wrong as I haven't actually seen it but your description makes it sound like it.

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#4 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:18 PM

Could do, but it's quite a wide span for most of them out there, plus there is a chance of it slipping. If you have all your weight pressing down the gimbal onto the pins, then it won't go anywhere... plus they are usually on pretty f off tight, so you won't be able to get enough torque with the pin spanner. Good idea tho.

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Actually from your description it sounds like the tool he is looking for would be a pin spanner wrench. I could be wrong as I haven't actually seen it but your description makes it sound like it.

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#5 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:50 PM

MK-V.....................
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#6 JobScholtze

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:57 PM

MK-V.....................

LOL....................... :(
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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

Seams that somebody doesn't want people to have a looksy at the gut of the Gimbal... or he would supply a wrench with it, like every other manufacturer out there...

I opened one... regret it to this day...
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#8 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:50 PM

Seams that somebody doesn't want people to have a looksy at the gut of the Gimbal... or he would supply a wrench with it, like every other manufacturer out there...

I opened one... regret it to this day...


Erwin, may I ask what it was that happened to your V2 gimbal when you opened it? As an MKV gimbal owner who's considering lubing his gimbal bearings I would love to know what to watch out for.

Many thanks
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#9 G. Grammatikos

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:41 PM

hi i have open my v2 gimbal many times ,but i lubricate as i it is, i donot remove the bearring from inside ,i just unscrew the top ,lubricate and screw again ,maybe it was instict to avoid any problems (like centering the bearring)but i would like to hear how lucky i was ,Erwin ???
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#10 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

I don't quite understand the confusion. It's very simple inside...

Remove the top cap; slide the pan assembly up and off. There are two bearings on either side of the pan assembly, separated with a spacer. Remove the bearings, clean in denatured alcohol or similar. Dry them thoroughly, then apply one drop of very light oil to each bearing racer, work it into the bearings, put the bearings back in the housing, put the spacer in, and re assemble.

You are in no real danger there of changing the alignment of the gimbal if you are just cleaning the pan bearings.
You will have to remove the two bearings to lubricate them, just adding more lube is just going to make them stickier, on top of all the extra crap that may have built up in there.

If you want to, send it back to MK-V and they will sort it out. I guess they can check the alignment etc…

It's really not scary at all.

Best,

Rick.



hi i have open my v2 gimbal many times ,but i lubricate as i it is, i donot remove the bearring from inside ,i just unscrew the top ,lubricate and screw again ,maybe it was instict to avoid any problems (like centering the bearring)but i would like to hear how lucky i was ,Erwin ???


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#11 JobScholtze

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:20 PM

If you want to, send it back to MK-V and they will sort it out.


Now, THATS SCARY
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#12 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

Thanks alot for the info Richard.
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#13 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:07 AM

LOL....LOL can't stop. This is just to funny. Job, Jens, Erwin you totally made my day.

LOL LOL LOL....... fade out.
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