The Velocity Kit was developed to help you with aerodynamic balance on your MoVI Pro, for increased performance in high-speed applications.
Determine your specific use case.
Determine which side of the gimbal has the most wind resistance. This will be the side that blows back at high speeds while the gimbal is pointed perpendicular to the direction of travel.
Not all camera/lens packages will benefit from the Velocity Kit during use at high speeds.
With heavier/lens packages, there will likely be more wind resistance on the rear side of the gimbal. In this case, install the Velocity Kit on the front of the gimbal.
With smaller camera packages or larger lenses, there will likely be more wind resistance on the front side of the gimbal. In this case, install the Velocity Kit on the rear side of the gimbal.
Install the Velocity Kit.
2.5mm Hex Driver
2.0mm Hex Driver
Front Side Installation with Landing Gear
Front Side Installation without Landing Gear
Tune the Velocity Kit to aerodynamically balance the gimbal.
Poor aerodynamic balancing:
Correct aerodynamic balancing:
Mount MoVI to a vehicle.
Have an assistant drive up to speed, 10 mph slower than the speed at which the pan motor would typically lose hold.
Point MoVI sideways/perpendicular to the direction of travel.
Monitor the pan motor current consumption.
Adjust the Velocity Kit petal spread to increase or decrease surface area.
Repeat until pan motor current draw is not significantly higher than the other motors.
If the Velocity Kit is installed properly, the gimbal’s pan motor should not lose hold at high speeds.