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Encoder upgrade for Letus Helix

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Product Description

This is for the upgrade of the Helix standard motor version to encoded motors.

What are the benefits of encoders?

  • Preventing motors from losing their position (skipping steps) when bumped or moved too aggressively
  • Dramatically increasing battery life (up to 5 times longer life!)
  • Slightly increased torque, giving you the extra strength needed for more aggressive panning motions
  • Adding the ability to physically adjust the camera’s position by hand and have the gimbal maintain this position
  • Increases the precision of stabilization
  • Pan axis does not drift over long periods of time.

How does it work?

1) Order your upgrade

2) Pack up your Helix and put a note in the box letting us know that you need an encoder upgrade and giving the order number you got when you ordered the upgrade.  Send your Helix to:

        Letus Corporation
        8931 SE Foster Rd, Suite 110
        Portland, OR 97266 

3) Upgrade will be carried out on an "first come first serve" basis.  Normal time required for an upgrade is 3 to 5 business days, plus any shipping time.

4) Return shipping will be required at the time of order of the upgrade.

5) Once your Helix is done, we will inform you of your return with tracking number.

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Product Reviews

  1. Great product and amazing customer service.

    Posted by Martin Loper on 25th Sep 2017

    Using the Letus helix jr with a Sony Fs5 I find the upgrade to be well worth the investment.

  2. Really strong

    Posted by Clinton Haby on 15th Feb 2017

    I just got the encoded motors installed on my Helix Jr. It had the standard motors previously.

    I'm now able to run my Sigma 18-35 1.8 lens on my FS5 whereas I was unable to do so before. This is great news for me. The motors are significantly stronger than they were before.

    The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is that the right handle goes in circles when I start it up. This is no problem at all if you have the regular handle attached, but I attach the FS5 handle via a SmallRig part, so the spinning handle turns into my FS5 handle and the lanc cable spinning around which is no good. Simple fix is - hold onto it when you start up the Helix Jr.

    Outside of that - no complaints whatsoever. Totally worth it to upgrade the motors to the encoded version.

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