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03-18-2009 06:37 PM  8 years agoPost 1
uh60ce

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anybody out there still using the GMI mount? or has evryone gone on to the pro1 or mark iv? I recently bought one used and have been trying to find pics of how the electronics and such is supposed to be mounted... so far no luck.

"If it's not broke youre not trying hard enough" Red Green

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03-18-2009 07:40 PM  8 years agoPost 2
HeliCamSolutions

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UH60CE

Give me a call and I will guide you through the setup.

Jody
(210)497-0260

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03-18-2009 08:57 PM  8 years agoPost 3
CoastalTom

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Foley, AL (7 miles N​of Gulf​Shores/Orange Beach)

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I use my GMI regularly. I have one pic in my gallery with it under my gasser. I never bought a Kenyon gyro. I have the video TX and its battery mounted to the rear vertical bracket which helps balance.

Tommy Patterson - Gulf Coast Aerials

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03-19-2009 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 4
uh60ce

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mine is realy nose heavy as is. I have a pro 60 and im sure the electronics setup is virtualy the same. Is there some way to get it to not be so nose heavy short of puting the gyro on it? I have all of the gmi's electronics mounted as far to the rear as i can in one of those little radio shack project boxes that just hapened to be the right size. I guess I could always add some balast weight to the gyro bracket if I have to, but I'd realy like to get it to balance without carrying a bunch of extra dead weight. any thoughts/ideas?

"If it's not broke youre not trying hard enough" Red Green

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03-21-2009 03:11 AM  8 years agoPost 5
W4UAV

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Hey Tom, I wonder how many people know what GMI stands for??

OOH OOH I do!!!

Mike

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03-21-2009 03:53 AM  8 years agoPost 6
46Taylorcraft

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I think only a select few know that one. I have his book on my desk right now as it happens.

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03-22-2009 04:49 PM  8 years agoPost 7
uh60ce

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use the " search" function and find out. I know what it means.

"If it's not broke youre not trying hard enough" Red Green

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03-23-2009 04:04 AM  8 years agoPost 8
CoastalTom

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sorry for the late reply.............. I've been in B'ham at a great heli funfly with GM.

Maybe I can get him to autograph my mount................ naw, he should be paying ME for promoting HIM!

Ask him about his run-in with the local police over blue lights on his bike.

Hey uh60, I think I remember that I had to move the gimbal reward to get things better balanced.

Tommy Patterson - Gulf Coast Aerials

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03-23-2009 10:40 PM  8 years agoPost 9
GMcNair

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Now Tommy, that happened in Fall of 2007 It was fun hanging out with you again. Now that the weather is better, I'm heading south for more seafood...tell Lily to keep the spare room open!

Local po-po thought he would write me a ticket for impersonating a police officer. I explained that I was wearing sgt stripes for the county his city was located in while he was still consulting his high school counselor about what career field to pursue, and that I had no desire to impersonate a career field I left on purpose to be my own boss. He asked if I'd ever had a ticket, and I proudly yet mockingly replied "Nope, YOURS will be my first in all these years of driving, and it'll be for blue LED's on my motorcycle engine." No ticket.

Larry, to answer your question, you'd need to disassemble the forward hangar of the mount where the f/g tube is supported, and slide your gimbal further back towards the center to accomplish an altered CG. The downside to this is your horizontal pan views will be limited. Your other options are installing dead weight as you suggested, or install a KS2 gyro. Instead of simply adding dead weight, try putting larger batteries on the system to give you increased operating time. Make that ballast count for something. You can also attach a long rod pointed rearward with less weight added to the end of that rod. Double the distance from the CG, and you reduce the necessary ballast by half.

GM(I)

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03-23-2009 11:51 PM  8 years agoPost 10
46Taylorcraft

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ohh come on. Greg. you're such a wannabe cop.

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03-24-2009 01:59 AM  8 years agoPost 11
GMcNair

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It was tempting to go back when agencies started driving the Chargers. Those are some sneaky bastages.

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03-24-2009 02:11 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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AZ DPS has used some Volvo wagons out here in the past. Now, that'll certainly catch you off guard!

I think that all the law enforcement agencies should start using unmarked '82 Chevy Luvs and Gremlins if they want to truly roll "incognito"!

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03-24-2009 02:25 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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Here's the latest to roll onto our city streets:

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03-24-2009 11:07 PM  8 years agoPost 14
uh60ce

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Thanks guys. I ended up doing a few minor changes to it myself to get the cg a little closer to where it should be. I might still end up using a larger batery pack to get things even closer since I realy don't like the idea of just adding dead weight if I can avoid it, but as it sits now its not too far off. I ended up changing how I had the bungees hooked up so that the heli would sit further forward on the mount then it did when I bought it.
I'm the second owner of it, and I'm sure that just from 1oking at things that it's been altered a few times in the past by its previous owner, and short of the mark iv gymbal it's prety much the last version of the gmi with all the mods that I'm aware of anyhow.. and now it has mine to add to the list:P

"If it's not broke youre not trying hard enough" Red Green

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