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This is what you need.
on March 8, 2015
Incredible piece of technology. Provides amazingly stable footage. If you are looking to use this with the Phantom 1. You need to get either the Phantom Upgrade Board or the DJI PMU (power management unit) along with the H3-3D Version that comes with the GCU (Gimbal Control Unit. Also if you search for "DJI part 49" you'll find their special H3-3D adapter kit for Phantom 1 that includes longer landing gear and a little piece that allows you to attach the h3-3d under the phantom.
Whats cool about the Phantom Upgrade board is that it take the place of the PMU and GCU so you save on weight but there is more soldering as you have to solder each of the four ESC/Motor combos to the Upgrade Board. Both cost about the same.
People have criticized this unit for being quite fragile. This is true, unfortunately thats the nature of this kind of delicate, precision, balanced technology. Sorry. If you can't handle not crashing your Drone than go back to buying the $25 RC helicopters from Walmart. This is for the big boys and girls to put on their birds to capture insane footage.
Straight up, I saw this gimbal right off the bat when I got into phantoms and thought I would never pay that much for a gimbal. Its essentially just as much as the phantom itself. So I went through some other 2 directional gimbals but the Yaw Wiggle (look it up) was too obvious. I went through 3 faulty DYS Smart 3-AXIS Alexmos gimbals that were a nightmare and then I finally realized that if I wanted truly professional stabilization, the Zenmuse is the way to go.
Get it. Love it. Be Careful with it. Always calibrate your compass and you'll be fine.