Installing the CONNEX Air Unit Mounting Kit on the Z15 for GH4 Gimbal (Video at the end)

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Itai Dekel

This article explains how to install the CONNEX Air Unit Mounting Kit on the Z15 for GH4 Gimbal.

The CONNEX Air Unit Mounting Kit for the DJI Z15 Zenmuse Gimbal enables two key requirements:

  • Zero latency HD video wireless transmission from the drone camera
  • Full 360 degrees Gimbal rotation

NOTE: This Mounting kit does not allow a 360 degrees control over the Gimbal, nor does it allow the option of a 360 degrees telemetry cable movement.

This article contains the following sections:

Installation Phases

The following procedure explains how to perform the mounting process.

  1. Connect the two antennas mounted to the main frame using 2 M5x10 black plastic screws.
    Note: Place a full 90 degrees rotation between the two antennas' orientation.

  2. Connect the CONNEX Air Unit to the main frame using 2 M2.5x5 flat head screws.

  3. Connect the cross plate to the main Aluminum made frame using 2 M2.5x5 pan head screws.
  4. Use the provided power cable to power the CONNEX Air Unit directly from the Z15 Gimbal.

    Connect one end of the power cable to the Can-bus connector found on the top of the roll motor.

  5. Place the omega holder over the rear axle of the Z15 Gimbal, grabbing the Z15 pole using 4 M2x6 screws.

  6. Connect the other end to the CONNEX power input. 

  7. The final result should look as below:

Power Cable Pin Diagram

The Pins for this configuration should be as follows:

  • The two center pins are live (hot)
  • The top and bottom pins are GND

Video - Installing the CONNEX Air Unit mount for the Z15 

The video below describes how to install the CONNEX Air Unit mount for the Z15 installation. Please note that this connection allows you to use the 360 rotation feature of the gimbal when implemented with CONNEX.

 

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    Bealo, Mark

    Does this setup prevent use of the sBus cable to control the gimbal or can the sBus cable still be used to control the gimbal, yet without full 360%+ unobstructed rotation?

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    Shahar Keren

    Hi Mark,

    In cases where 360 degree rotation is not a must, I advise to mount the CONNEX Air unit on the drone itself, not on the gimbal. See the video below:
    https://connexuav.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204071159-How-to-connect-the-CONNEX-Air-Unit-to-the-Z15-GH4-HD-Gimbal-Zenmuse-GCU-Video-

    In cases when there is a need in 360 degree rotation of the gimbal, I would recommend using the mounting kit. In this case, there is no S.BUS support through CONNEX.

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    Mark Langille

    Keep in mind not all Z-15 have the top front port being show as available. Our Zenmuse GH3 has this port in use.

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    Norbert Stellaard

    Hi Itai,
    I've set up a mod to this so you can have 360 degree and also the DJI Telemetry. I made use of your new cables and modified them so the can bus will work via the Zenmuse's slipring.
    If you like I can send you a workaround for this with step by step pictures.
    Regards,
    Norbert

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    Bealo, Mark

    Norbert, please provide the workaround you described. I'd be delighted to see how you solved this issue.

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    Norbert Stellaard

    Hi Mark,
    I would love to do it but how can I put the images here online?

    Regards,
    Norbert

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    Shahar Keren

    Hi Norbert,

    I'll be happy to put the images in an article on the support center.

    Thanks,
    Shahar

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    Jonathan Clinton
    I would love the instructions and pics of the mod mentioned above. What's the chance I can get them?
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    Timothy Prospero

    Hi, at Norbert Stellaard could you please send the installation picture to,have the connex with can bus trough Z15 GH3 wires? Or at least where you connected them , pin out? Thanks!

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    Aleph

    Norbert please share, aparently you have manage to do what the Connex team from Amimon can't so please share, just found out that the mounting kit that is not cheap is not compatible with the telemetry for the DJI systems cable jajajaja that really sucks.

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    Alex

    Hi everyone, I would like to know how to have full 360 degree rotation and DJI Telemetry on my Z15-GH4 as described above. Please share. Most grateful and appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Alex