You guys must be psychic. I was wondering about and worrying about the same thing yesterday when calibrating mine. Seems even upon a cursory glance at the gimbal during the compass cal process that it's taking some punishment during the process. This can't be good for it.I always remove the camera before calibrating.
It may well be safe to leave it en situe but It would give me the heebie jeebies.
Easy enough to remove and replace.
At more than $500 a pop I would hate to watch it take a dive.
Better safe than sorry.
Also give you a chance at the same time to check the condition off the contacts..I know what your thinking buts its still good to keep them clean and shiny for good contact..Absobloodylutely ... EZ
There is a rubber thumb-press shaped protrusion at the front of the gimbal mount which stops the device from sliding forward and off the mount.
Press and slide assembly forward to remove from bird (if using the "pigtail" link unplug that first)
There is an arrow symbol on the assembly to show which way to slide it back on, just in case you face the camera backwards
Same mounting and removing procedure on the steadygrip.