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FEIYUTECH 3-Axis Gimbal for Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras a2000 Manual

FEIYUTECH 3-Axis Gimbal for Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras a2000 Manual Image


Guilin Feiyu Technology Incorporated Company User Manual EN V 2.3

1. Product Overview

  1. Tilting axis
  2. Cross arm
  3. Rolling lock screw
  4. Rolling axis
  5. Vertical arm
  6. Status indicator
  7. Joystick
  8. Function button
  9. Shutter button
  10. Shutter cable socket
  11. Sliding arm
  12. Quick plate
  13. Adjustment skateboard
  14. Adapter(Clamping plate)
  15. Panning lock screw
  16. Panning axis
  17. Socket connector
  18. Tilting lock screw
  19. Camera support frame screw
  20. Camera support frame
  21. Thumb screw
  22. Retaining ring
  23. Trigger button
  24. Charging indicator
  25. USB interface
  26. Handle

Included Accessories

USB cable

Shutter release cable for Sony cameras (3.5 audio to multi)

Shutter release cable for Panasonic cameras (3.5 mm to multi port)

Shutter release cable for Canon cameras(RS-80N3)

4 Batteries (type: 18650)

Smart charger

Thumb screw

Camera support frame screw

Camera support frame

Quick plate


Installation Way

Single Handle

Advanced Accessories
(double-hand fordable set)

Double-Hand Fordable Set (optional)

2. User Guide

Attention: please read the following instructions before turning on the power on the gimbal

  1. Insert the Batteries
    Prior to use, please be sure to fully charge  the batteries.
    Remove the handle, insert 2 pcs 18650 batteries and tighten the handle.
  2. Attach Camera (1)Remove the quick plate from the gimbal.  Insert the provided 1/4-20 screw into a mounting  hole on quick plate.For a front-heavy camera(i.e. bigger,heaver lens),select a mounting hole closer to the back end of the quick plate to ensure proper  balance.

(2)After installing the camera, press and hold the anti-column, place the quick plate with mounted which  the camera is mounted on the clamping plate, and tighten the screws.

3 Balance Adjustment

Adjust the center of gravity balance of the three axis (see section 9. Balance Adjustment for details)  then turn on the gimbal.

Note: center of gravity imbalance can lead to stable performance degradation, and may not balance the camera.

4 Power On/Power Off4

Power on: press and hold the function button until the green light on and you hear the tone.
Power off: press and hold the function button until the red light changes from quick flashing to constant and you hear the tone.

3. Modes / Functions
Operating Instructions

Function button Function Explanation
One tap Panning Mode Default mode
Two taps Panning and Tilting Mode
Under panning and tilting mode, control the rolling axis by moving the joystick to the left or right, and the control angle is – 30 °~+ 30°

Three taps Rotate horizontal 180°
Make the camera lens rotate 180 °(the current mode of work does not change)

Four taps Autorotation Mode
Both the panning and tilting directions can be rotated

Five taps Initialization
After the initialization succeeds or fails, you can click the function button to wake up the gimbal

Trigger button Function Explanation
Long press Lock
In the panning mode or panning and tilting mode, press and hold lock shortcuts to enter the lock mode, release to return before mode

Two taps Reset
Return to panning mode, tilting and rolling to return to initial level

Explanation of LED Indicator Status
The current mode of the gimbal can be identified by the indicator status.

LED indicator status Mode / status
Blue light flashes once Panning Mode
Blue light flashes twice
Panning and Tilting Mode

Blue light constant on
Lock mode / initialize the gimbal

Blue light keeps flashing
Initialization failure / malfunction

Red light flashes three times Low battery
Red light keeps flashing
Entering power off

In case of low battery the indicator light will flash red three times every 5 seconds. Please charge gimbal or replace batteries.

Working Modes

Panning Mode (default mode)
Tilting and rolling direction are fixed, and the camera lens moves according to the handle movement.

Panning and Tilting Mode
The rolling direction is fixed, and the camera lens moves according to the hand movement.

Lock Mode
The orientation of the camera is fixed.

Return to panning mode, tilting and rolling to return to initial level.

Manual Lock

Pull to the required angle and hold for half a second to lock in that position. (The tilting axis and panning axis in lock  mode can be manual. The tilting axis can be manually locked in the panning mode.) Take the tilting axis as an example:

Autorotation Mode

With camera, delay photography function can be used to achieve mobile delay photography.
1. The speed setting is made by Feiyu ON App.

a2000 Rotate Speed
12 seconds  / turn
18 seconds  / turn
24 seconds  / turn
30 seconds / turn
1 minute  / turn
2 minutes  / turn
4 minutes  / turn
8 minutes  / turn
15 minutes  / turn
30 minutes  / turn
1 hour / turn (default)
4 hours  / turn
8  hours  / turn
Note: both the panning and tilting directions can be rotated.

2.Four taps on function button, gimbal will  enter the auto rotation mode.

3. Set the gimbal start rotation position: pull the tilting axis or panning axis to the start  position by hand,click the function button to  record the start position.

4. Pull the gimbal (which can be rotated more  than one turn) to the rotation path you want  to set, and then click the function button to  record the end position.

5.The gimbal will go to the start position and  start the auto rotation function.

Exit operations:

  1. Click the function button to exit the auto rotation mode during automatic rotation.
  2. Two taps the trigger button to exit the auto rotation mode during setting the automatic rotation.


The shutter button can take pictures via the shutter release cable.

Manual photograph: click the shutter  button to focus, click again within 3s to  take pictures.If there is no operation within  3 seconds , the focus state is cleared. Automatic continuous shooting: shutter  button long press 3s or more, gimbal “drop”

sound and enter the automatic continuous shooting mode, the default 5s shot once. One tap the shutter button to exit the  automatic continuous shooting mode.(you  can enter the Feiyu On App to setting the  photographic interval time.)

4. Charging

Explanation of Charging Indicator Status
LED status – Mode / status
Blue light on, red light off – Stop charging
Blue light and red light are  flashing (If the two batteries voltage difference between the larger, the process takes a long time) – The voltage of two batteries balance adjustment
Blue light and red light – charging

5. Download and Connect App

1 Download “Feiyu ON” and Install It.

Please download Feiyu ON at your smartphone app store or can the QR code below. * Requires iOS 9.0 or later, Android 6.0 or later.

iOS Version Android Version

2 Connecting App

Start the App on your smartphone,follow the instructions to connect the Feiyu On App with gimbal via bluetooth. Upgrade

6. Gimbal Initialization

You can initialize your gimbal when:

  1. Camera is not level
  2. If not used for a long time
  3. In case of extreme temperature variations

Adjusting steps:

Five taps on the function button: the motor stops working after the vioce “drop”. The blue light is constant on.

Place the gimbal on a flat surface. The gimbal  will automatically initialize when it detects the  non movement. The blue light will flash three times and initialization ends,otherwise, the  initialization fails.

After the initialization is successful, click the function button to wake up.

Note: if the initialization is not successful for a long time, long press  the function button to turn off the gimbal,restar it and then initialize.

7. Firmware Upgrade

Upgrade the firmware through the Feiyu ON App.

  1. Click the icon
  2. Select upgrade type.
  3. Follow the prompts to upgrade the firmware.

Upgrade type introductions:

Gimbal update: Repair / update or newly add gimbal control /  function / parameter and etc.

Keyboard update: Repair / update or newly add button/touch screen/interaction functions, update more  compatibility cameras which can be controlled through WIFI,  repair few bugs about camera control through WIFI, and etc.

Firmware Upgrade
Latest version:***
Current version:***
Please read the following notices CAREFULLY:
1. Please KEEP your phone screen ON during upgrade  progress.
2. Do NOT leave current App page.
3. The motors will be pow off during upgrade  progress, this is normal case.
4. In case of upgrade failure, the gimbal might be  unfunctionable, please reboot your gimbal and  restart App on your phone, and then perform  upgrade agian util successful upgrade.
5. If upgrade success, please forget/unpaired the  gimbal with your phone in phone settings page,  and reconnect again.
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8. Parameters

Titling Angle – 360°
Rolling Angle – 360°
Panning Angle – 360°
Tilting Increments – 2°/s ~ 75°/s
Panning Increments – 3°/s ~ 150°/s
Life Time – 12 Hours (center of gravity balance)
Load weight Adaption – 250g~2500g
Weight – 1111.5g(not including the accessories of batteries,camera,camera lens and etc.)
Adaption – Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7 and other N-series, SONY A7RII / ILCE-7R / ILCE-5100, Panasonic LUMIX GH4, Canon 5D Mark III (with standard lens), and other cameras with similar dimensions with weight  less 2500g(the camera weight including the accessories of lens and etc.

9. Balance Adjustment

STEP 1 Balance Adjustment of the Tilting Axis
Adjust the center of gravity of the camera in two steps to the axis of rotation of the tilting axis. (1)Adjust the center of gravity position of the tilting axis up and down: point the camera lens down,  adjust cross arm to maintain the level, as shown in figure ①, let go and observe the state of rotation. Adjust the balance via adjust the sliding arm up and down(refer to figure ② ③). * After adjustment, be sure to tighten the lock screw.

(2)Adjust the center of gravity position of the tilting axis forward and backward: point the camera lens  horizontal forward, adjust cross arm to maintain the level as shown in figure ①,let go and observe the  state of rotation. Loosen the screw on the bottom of the camera and adjust the balance by sliding the adjustment  skateboard up and down at the bottom of the camera(refer to figure ② ③).
* After adjustment, be sure to tighten the lock screw.

STEP 2 Balance Adjustment of the Rolling Axis

When the balance adjustment of tilting axis completed, the balance of the rolling axis can be adjusted: keep the gimbal socket connector vertical to the ground with the hand-held control handle as shown in figure ①, leave the gimbal powered off and observe the balance. Loosen the lock screw and slide the  cross arm left and right to adjust the roll(refer to figure ② ③).
* After adjustment, be sure to tighten the lock screw.

STEP 3 Balance Adjustment of the Panning Axis

When the balance adjustment of tilting axis and rolling axis is completed, the balance of the panning axis can be adjusted.  Keep the gimbal socket connector in the horizontal position, adjust hand-held panning axis as shown in figure ①,let go and observe the state of rotation.

Loosen the lock screw on the panning and slide the vertical arm forward and backward to adjust (refer to figure ② ③).

* After adjustment, be sure to tighten the lock screw.

Slide the vertical arm backward to adjust – Slide the vertical arm forward to adjust


Any use for illegal purposes prohibited.Users are responsible for use products.

The company assumes no liability for any risks related to or resulting from the debug and use of this product (including the direct, indirect or third-party losses).

For any unknown sources of using, we will not be at any services.

Updating and changes of product firmware and program me may cause changes in function descriptions  in this user manual, please read the instructions carefully before upgrading the firmware and use the  corresponding user manual.

You can get the latest user manual from the official website: www.feiyu-tech.com FeiyuTech reserves the right to amend this manual and the terms and conditions of use the gimbal at any time. Please correctly assemble the gimbal in accordance with the diagram.


  • Please install the camera before turning on the gimbal.
  • When the gimbal is not in use or placed on the table, please ensure it is powered off.
  • Remove the battery when not in use for a long time.

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