Getting Started with the Moza Air 2 Gimbal

BALANCING ACT

First make sure you do NOT turn on your gimbal until you’ve done the balancing. That’s a very important thing to remember. The first step is to attach the quick-release plate to the camera.

Ideally you want it to be near the center of the plate but you might want to move it more towards the back of the plate if you have a longer lens. Insert the plate into the quick-release receiver. You can enter from the front or the back, which is a great feature.

You will need to press on the release pin then lock the quick-release plate in place with the locking lever.

Loosen the lower adjustment plate lock and move the lower plate back and forth until you find the spot where the camera’s lens stays in a horizontal position on its own.

At this point, it shouldn’t tip back and it shouldn’t tip forward.

For the pitch tilt adjustment, we want to aim the camera lens directly up and then adjust the pitch tilt arm until the camera remains pointing up on its own. You know it’s balanced if you can move the camera so that the lens is pointing directly up and it stays in place.

Next up is role adjustment. Adjust the role arm back and forth until the camera is level.  A camera that has an electronic level built in might help find the right spot.

For the pan or yaw adjustment, you’ll need the gimbal handle to be horizontal for this last adjustment. There are a couple of ways you can do this. You might have someone else hold it for you so that the handle is horizontal and parallel with the ground or you might find it useful to use a full-sized.

Adjust the pan yaw arm until it stays in any position around the gimbal handle without kind of rolling over on its own. You will know you have it right when you position the gimbal handle vertically and the camera will stay generally in the upright level horizontal position.

What do you do if it doesn’t work? Here are some options:

Number one: if the camera’s lens continues to point up or down on its own, you may have to adjust the cameras position on the quick release plate. You may need to move the camera farther toward the back of the plate. If you’re using a longer or heavier lens and it keeps pointing down or if it keeps pointing up, try moving the camera towards the front of the quick release plate then put it all back on and rebalance.

Number Two: You can try to use the included counterweight between the camera and the quick-release plate. this is most likely going to be helpful or very small cameras. If you still can’t get the camera balanced properly, you may have to contact Gudsen support.

TAKE CONTROL

The Moza Air 2 comes with a bevy of features and controls built into the gimbal.  Adjustments can be made, and features accessed by using the various control systems such as the:

Power Button

Menu Button

Dial

S button

M button

Wheel

Smart Trigger

Air 2 has a follow function, and the follow functions of each axis can be independently controlled. If you press joystick once. it can turn on or turn off pan motor follow. If you press joystick twice it can turn on or turn off or on roll motor follow. If you triple press joystick it can turn on or turn off tilt motor, or combining the functions of the axis you can get eight models of following.

Adjust the follow speed of each axis: Under the default status, turn the dial and the follow speed values of the axis on the screen will change. One click button S to enter sport mode. Double click S button puts it in inception mode.  Long press the S button to activate Autotune. Auto Tune can also be turned on in the menu.  Pressing the Smart Trigger twice will re-center the camera on the Gimbal.  Also holding the trigger down will lock all the axes.

FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

Decide which side of the lens you want the iFocus mounted on. You need to install a few things on your quick release plate first. All you’re going to need to mount the iFocus plate the actual tripod plate with two little allen screws. 

You should have an allen key provided with the eye focus. Next thing depending on the actual length of your lens you’re going to have one or two of these rods. these extension rods should screw one Put on your lens is one of these timing belts that it comes with. It just sits on your focus ring. You wrap it around you make it nice and tight, until you should be able to just slot it in where the teeth are there.  Mount this on here just slide it along until the COG on the timing belt line up nicely and then just tighten that screw there.

Plug the mini jack cable from the eye focus in the little port and the other end is going to plug into the gimbal. Just open the rubber cap to where it says cam multi and you’ll see there’s another little port for a mini Jack in there.   Power up the gimbal by holding the power button and then we power up the iFocus by holding the power button that’s on the bottom of the iFocus. you’ll see it starts flashing green and then it goes solid blue once it’s connected to the gimbal and now if you just check on the OLED and make sure by pressing the M button that you’re actually on F1 or F2 either of those modes will allow you to control the Moza iFocus using the wheel that’s on the air.

 

The Moza Air 2 is one of the best gimbals on the market today, combining a buffet of features, and a fair price point for what it offers, and how it performs.  Stay tuned for an in depth review.