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SMP
03-24-2013, 05:39 AM
Starting to assemble a list of vendors offering complete brushless gimbal solutions - preference would be Gotheli since he's one of us ;) :)

http://www.fpvmodel.com/yuni-brushless-gimbal-complete-kit-preorder_p496.html

http://www.bevrc.com/mastorg-brushless-gimbals-for-gopro_p554.html

http://www.armbgc.com/cylllka-design-gimbal/

http://gothelirc.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=201&cat=Brushless+Gimbal

mbsteed
03-28-2013, 03:46 PM
http://www.copterframes.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=129

Soaringclauz
03-28-2013, 09:53 PM
http://www.xcesshobby.com/index.php?cPath=102_103

http://stores.ebay.it/RCdistrib?_trksid=p4340.l2563

RTRyder
03-28-2013, 09:59 PM
http://www.copterframes.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=129

"EVO brushless set comes without brushless motors and gimbal controller."

Basically a Cinestar gimbal clone that you can install the equipment to make it into a brushless gimbal. I'd pass on this one and get a complete setup that is known to work.

Ken

tombrown1
04-01-2013, 04:49 PM
"EVO brushless set comes without brushless motors and gimbal controller."

Basically a Cinestar gimbal clone that you can install the equipment to make it into a brushless gimbal. I'd pass on this one and get a complete setup that is known to work.

Ken



I'm very interested in this Twodee Evo. It looks like about $600 to get it up and running with motors and controller. And you can put any camera on it? That's my only problem with the GotHeli version is camera limitations.

Anybody with any experience with it? I have also checked over on the Twodee forum and it looks like this thing is fairly new.

tstrike
04-01-2013, 05:08 PM
He originally released it as a servo based gimbal then saw the future. I had his GO gimbal and wasn't really impressed.

vulcan2go
04-01-2013, 05:16 PM
subscribed

Mactadpole
04-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Looks like FreeFly will be announcing something soon...

http://vimeo.com/63067415

Soaringclauz
04-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Looks like FreeFly will be announcing something soon...

http://vimeo.com/63067415


That video looks strange and innatural to me.

nicwilke
04-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Starting to assemble a list of vendors offering complete brushless gimbal solutions - preference would be Gotheli since he's one of us ;) :)

http://www.fpvmodel.com/yuni-brushless-gimbal-complete-kit-preorder_p496.html

http://www.bevrc.com/mastorg-brushless-gimbals-for-gopro_p554.html

http://www.armbgc.com/cylllka-design-gimbal/

http://gothelirc.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=201&cat=Brushless+Gimbal

Theres the e-copter one, but not sure where you order. I've made my order direct. www.e-copter.com (http://www.e-copter.com)

nicwilke
04-01-2013, 09:24 PM
BEVRC one looks OK, does it run the alexmos board?

SMP
04-02-2013, 03:17 AM
Nic, dont quote me but pretty sure the BEVRC Mastor is not an Alex. Believe its their own (copied from Alex to be sure) but might also be a Martinez.

Was also looking at the Ecopter simply because theyre supposed to be working on a TBS Discovery mount.
http://quadcopters.co.uk/brushless-gimball-gopro-luxury-version-145-c.asp


Flyduino offering PreWound Motors 80 and 150 turns plus Alex Board.
http://flyduino.net/Flyduino-GBM4008-021mm-150-Turns-Motor-for-Alex-Mos-Gimbal_1

And of course the knockoff
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=872&productname=

nicwilke
04-02-2013, 03:36 AM
Yeah, think you are correct. I'll wait for Fabiens gimbal.


Nic, dont quote me but pretty sure the BEVRC Mastor is not an Alex. Believe its their own (copied from Alex to be sure) but might also be a Martinez.

Was also looking at the Ecopter simply because theyre supposed to be working on a TBS Discovery mount.
http://quadcopters.co.uk/brushless-gimball-gopro-luxury-version-145-c.asp


Flyduino offering PreWound Motors 80 and 150 turns plus Alex Board.
http://flyduino.net/Flyduino-GBM4008-021mm-150-Turns-Motor-for-Alex-Mos-Gimbal_1

And of course the knockoff
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=872&productname=



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Efliernz
04-02-2013, 04:03 AM
Another to the list is the "Martinez" board and IMU from fpv-community.de (Germany). "hdworld" is listing them on the 'for sale' list here on MRF.
The 'V3' is getting positive murmours... I just might have taken a gamble and ordered one with the 4006-120 motors.
I downloaded the GUI tonight and there is enough english for me to have fun. As for the instructions in .pdf (passworded)... I'm not too good with German and this could be some fun!

Pete

ChrisViperM
04-02-2013, 05:24 AM
Hi Pete

Let me know if you have troubles with the German manual.....


Chris

Efliernz
04-02-2013, 05:43 AM
thanks :)

nicwilke
04-02-2013, 05:53 AM
Another to the list is the "Martinez" board and IMU from fpv-community.de (Germany). "hdworld" is listing them on the 'for sale' list here on MRF.
The 'V3' is getting positive murmours... I just might have taken a gamble and ordered one with the 4006-120 motors.
I downloaded the GUI tonight and there is enough english for me to have fun. As for the instructions in .pdf (passworded)... I'm not too good with German and this could be some fun!

Pete

Negotiating now for the whole gimbal. That'll give me one of each, Alexmos and Martinez to compare the two. Hero 3 black in each, side by side.

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SMP
04-02-2013, 07:50 AM
Nic,

Is it this one?? Hackjob construction but the price... wow Servo Gimbals must be slashing their wrists right now.
http://armcopters.com/brushless-ready-gimbal-for-gopro-3/

And is the HDworld guy selling parts or this gimbal??

SMP
04-02-2013, 08:06 AM
Alex Board and 80 motor.

https://viacopter.eu/multirotor-shop/camera-gimbals

SMP
04-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Seems like even the 4008/150 motors with the Alex type boards have an 800-900 gram camera optimum and about a 1200g limit - So Nex5/GP3 and down.
Now its just to finding the one that has the right combo of mount, construction quality and weight.

nicwilke
04-02-2013, 08:36 AM
Nic,

Is it this one?? Hackjob construction but the price... wow Servo Gimbals must be slashing their wrists right now.
http://armcopters.com/brushless-ready-gimbal-for-gopro-3/

And is the HDworld guy selling parts or this gimbal??

Yep, just paid for it.
Next week delivery. I'll run a comparison video difference between the two a week after that if I have the Alexmos based gimbal then.
Should be interesting if I can dial both in nicely with twin hero3 Blacks on the one craft.

RTRyder
04-02-2013, 10:07 AM
The YUN-1 I had on order just arrived, plan is to mount it under my MK hexa V1 if it will fit, looks like it will be close with the flexlander legs, may have to change those to something a bit longer. Quite obvious it's not an original Alexmos controller but a clone of it, I've read that the Alexmos GUI works with it though, have to wait aand see if that's true.

So now I have the GotheliRC brushless Nex 5n size gimbal on my Cinestar and it works as well as a Zenmuse stabilizing the video recording. Now I have a GoPro size that will soon be carrying my Hero 3 Black. Looks like it's going to be a good year for APV :)

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab71/NeanderthalRC/AP%20pictures/IMG_2821a_zpsc6b7996f.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab71/NeanderthalRC/AP%20pictures/IMG_2823a_zpsa3b98ed7.jpg

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab71/NeanderthalRC/AP%20pictures/IMG_2826a_zpsc96d3f61.jpg


Ken

Benjamin Rowland
04-02-2013, 10:36 AM
Here is Fabien's (e-copter)


https://vimeo.com/63030851

E-Copter
04-02-2013, 11:34 AM
Nic, dont quote me but pretty sure the BEVRC Mastor is not an Alex. Believe its their own (copied from Alex to be sure) but might also be a Martinez.

Was also looking at the Ecopter simply because theyre supposed to be working on a TBS Discovery mount.
http://quadcopters.co.uk/brushless-gimball-gopro-luxury-version-145-c.asp


Flyduino offering PreWound Motors 80 and 150 turns plus Alex Board.
http://flyduino.net/Flyduino-GBM4008-021mm-150-Turns-Motor-for-Alex-Mos-Gimbal_1

And of course the knockoff
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=872&productname=

Hi,

I won't post any commercial / pricing informations here, but just let you know that the TBS mount / mod is done, no drill and no cut ( just that the FPV camera has to be relocated somewhere else lol ).

Proto mount works like a charm and we are producing them next week, they will be compatible with most of the gimbals in fact,shall they be from us, or not.. All you need is the roll motor with 2x m3 threads at 16mm or 2x m3 at 19m or both, to fit the standoffs and the assmebly on the mount, could not be simpler :)

I will update the distributor name for the USA before the end of the week, right now we are struggling with requests and there will be some delay , we don't want to rush in everything to be on time with competitors, we just want to deliver working and reliable things :).

We are partners with Flyduino / Viacopter all together for controllers and motors ;)

Oh, i forget... videos with screaming motors and undersized props ( i receive the 10' props tomorrow)

https://vimeo.com/63030851

https://vimeo.com/63039089

and a little extra of our actual development, to open the joy of multirotor hobby to all and even partially disabled persons :

https://vimeo.com/63032661


The Gimbal in the videos is the DIY gimbal, as we are milling the Luxury gimbals parts actually and until the 14th of april ( we need holidays definitly) !

Best regards,

Fabien

PS: for any information, i thank you very much for dropping me an email or contact me on my website, and i'l do my best to answer in a relative short time lol !

Efliernz
04-02-2013, 04:56 PM
My "Martinez" was sent from HK and (according to the EMS tracking) is about to arrive :)

I suspect I just might have to build my brushless mount tonight :D
I have the 4006-120 motors coming with it which (they claim) are good for 400-800g cameras. I'll design + build once I have the motors in my hand.
The advantage of being a diy'r... :highly_amused:

Pete

Efliernz
04-02-2013, 11:10 PM
All right then... time to get to work ;)
I have downloaded everything I can on this... how hard can it be???

Pete

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thundead
04-03-2013, 03:32 PM
where did you order your controller + motors from ? Cheers :)


All right then... time to get to work ;)
I have downloaded everything I can on this... how hard can it be???

Pete

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RTRyder
04-03-2013, 04:24 PM
First test flight of the YUN-1 Gopro gimbal on my MK Hexa. Looks pretty darn solid and near perfectly dialed in right off the bench, not a whole to do other than clean up some details and go fly it...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaalMfCMMno

Ken

tstrike
04-03-2013, 04:41 PM
never mind I read your other post.

nicwilke
04-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Just got the BevRC one also, so theres 3, an alexmos, martinez and whatever BevRC is running. I figure some may be junk, so I'll test a few of them. Only need Hero3 black capability. I really like the Yun-1 Ken, i may sell one or 2 of the ones I have if not satisfied as then I can run the Yun-1 with the case (I'm building a rig that is for over-water use and everything needs to be either waterproof or disposable.

SMP
04-04-2013, 03:15 AM
Wow, that was quick Ken. Seems as if Gotheli and Yun1 fly pretty much the same. Betting the Mastor and ECopter will likely have similar performance. If so then it may come simply down to size (GP3 only or GP3 up to Nex), Workmanship, Mounting Brackets & Balancing Adjustability and of course price.

So I read the landscape basically like this.

GP3 Only
Yun1 (Alex Clone) http://www.fpvmodel.com/SBGC.html
Mastor (Alex based but their own Firmware) http://www.bevrc.com/mastorg-brushless-gimbals-for-gopro_p554.html
Armbcg- Cyllka (Original Alex) http://www.armbgc.com/cylllka-design-gimbal/


GP3 Only + TBS Discovery Mount
ECopter Luxury (Not Released) http://quadcopters.co.uk/brushless-gimball-gopro-luxury-version-145-c.asp

Gp3 upto Nex
Gothelirc - http://gothelirc.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=201&cat=Brushless+Gimbal

In the wild...?
Hexacopter
UAVProducts

stasid
04-05-2013, 04:36 AM
Hi all,
I bought Martinez's controller but I cant make it work.I am looking for a manual in Eng and something like step to step setup.
Can someone help me please?
thanks

Mike Williams
04-05-2013, 11:45 AM
iFlight gimbal motors can be found in the USA here: www.multicopternw.com/motors.html

Stasid,specifically what kind of problems are you having? I was able to wire up my Martinez board, power it up, and get some motors moving. I'm having trouble connecting to the GCS, but i think it'll jest take a little time to figure it out...

stasid
04-06-2013, 12:05 PM
thank you for the respons Mike,
I am in the some point with you.I have some promblems with the software, I download and run "bl-tool_046B".Do I have to download something else?
Another issue is the high tempature of the board when its working (I am using a 4110-190kv motor).

Kilby
04-06-2013, 12:14 PM
He originally released it as a servo based gimbal then saw the future. I had his GO gimbal and wasn't really impressed.

I had his GO gimbal and got hosed when it was time to get any level of support from him. He sent me a servo with a bad pot on the pitch axis. Rather than try to help me, he dodged my emails and wouldn't answer anything unless I called him out about it on his RC Groups thread. He finally gave me what I needed, but only after months of pestering him for it. By that point I had already bought another gimbal and lost interest.

Mike Williams
04-08-2013, 03:25 AM
I'm not too sure about the software - I hope to investigate that over the next week. As for the board, my friend (who's an electrical engineer) noticed that there wasn't enough solder underneath one of the motor drivers thermal sinks, so he used an SMD heat gun to flow some additional solder in there. I'm not sure if this could be contributing to your problem. I haven't put my motors under load in my tests so I don't know if this is a common or isolated case.

SMP
04-10-2013, 09:08 AM
As seen on BEVRC Facebook page - Guy holding Brushless tossing a GH2 around...

"Mastor will release the brushless gimbals for GH2/GH3/5N in late May, and will have a half-price pre-order for only 500USD."

hjls3
04-10-2013, 09:20 AM
Nic do you have this gimbal yet? SOrry if I missed a thread somewhere about your results with it - but im looking forward to your thoughts. I have been eyeballing this one for a smaller rig.


Theres the e-copter one, but not sure where you order. I've made my order direct. www.e-copter.com (http://www.e-copter.com)

nicwilke
04-10-2013, 10:00 AM
Nic do you have this gimbal yet? SOrry if I missed a thread somewhere about your results with it - but im looking forward to your thoughts. I have been eyeballing this one for a smaller rig.

Nope. Final parts getting milled this week, then assembly starts. It's slow going. I have 3 gimbals coming, e-copter, mastor-g, and one from a Chinese manufacturer to test, running German V3

I'm about expired with excitement.

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xcesshobby
04-10-2013, 10:45 AM
New Gimbal Brushless GoPro Hero XGH2.3 RTF http://www.xcesshobby.com/products.php?1510

remyd
04-11-2013, 07:34 AM
Nope. Final parts getting milled this week, then assembly starts. It's slow going. I have 3 gimbals coming, e-copter, mastor-g, and one from a Chinese manufacturer to test, running German V3

I'm about expired with excitement.

Sent from my GT-I9305T using Tapatalk 2

Would be keen to find out more or see some testing - based in Wagga. PM me if your'e interested in catching up.

SMP
04-11-2013, 10:11 AM
New Gimbal Brushless GoPro Hero XGH2.3 RTF http://www.xcesshobby.com/products.php?1510

366 USD w Martinez - 80 Turns looks like. (oooh went back and looked at the video - Seems to have horizon/jitter issues - sry mate, looks like this one needs some tuning)

PeteDee
04-12-2013, 04:53 PM
http://www.multirotorforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by nicwilke http://www.multirotorforums.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://www.multirotorforums.com/showthread.php?p=102714#post102714)
Nope. Final parts getting milled this week, then assembly starts. It's slow going. I have 3 gimbals coming, e-copter, mastor-g, and one from a Chinese manufacturer to test, running German V3

I'm about expired with excitement.

Sent from my GT-I9305T using Tapatalk 2





Would be keen to find out more or see some testing - based in Wagga. PM me if your'e interested in catching up.

Yes me too, are you coming up to Canberra in September?

Pete

Teco
04-13-2013, 12:16 AM
http://www.freeflysystems.com/products/moviMR.php

mbsteed
04-13-2013, 11:58 AM
http://www.freeflysystems.com/products/moviMR.php

...and take out a second mortgage your home.

BorisS
04-13-2013, 07:01 PM
guys just watch out. I have seen several brushless gimbals now and a lot of them have a common mistake. The roll axis has to be adjustable, not for right and left to get the cam in balance on the roll axis, but from the roll axis the camera has to be shifted upwards or downwards.

Watch at 10:10


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv0Xc67beE0

Especially when its a gimbals that should work with different cams !

Explorocam
04-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Anyone have experience using the FPVModel YUN-1?

I'm not able to calibrate it, and when I try it goes all crazy.

robone
04-14-2013, 01:57 PM
Hi Nic

I am looking forward to your reviews of those Gimbals.

Rob

nicwilke
04-15-2013, 05:31 AM
Hi Nic

I am looking forward to your reviews of those Gimbals.

Rob

Hi Rob,
I'll get at least one in this week.
Just finished the test bed which happens to be a YSX4. All I can say is the YS-X4 is as good as the YS-X6 in most instances. I think the Brushless gimbal will love it.

Mike Williams
04-15-2013, 11:30 AM
iFlight just announced brushless gimbals to their dealer list, so I think I'm going to get one in for testing. We'll see how it goes...

On another note, there has been some interest expressed to me about stocking the iFlight GBM5206-150 gimbal motor. Because of this, I'd like to start an official list. If there is enough interest, I'll open up pre-orders and get these motors state side. Expect the price to be between $55 and $60 each.

If you are interested, please click the link, scroll down to the bottom, and fill out the form: http://www.multicopternw.com/motors.html

Thank you,

Michael Williams

Razzil
04-15-2013, 03:46 PM
Has anyone here used the RCTimer 2-Axis (http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=872&productname=) gimbal yet?
For a small quad on a budget, where can you go wrong other then the motors?
Any opinions on this little gimbal?

Explorocam
04-15-2013, 05:45 PM
I saw it and it looks great. Maybe one could put the FPVModel (Multi Wii) on it. I like my FPVM Gimbal, but wish the motors were a little stronger.

Efliernz
04-15-2013, 07:24 PM
I went for a bit of a gamble and ordered the Martinez system - whick arrived in 5 days to NZ.
What I ordered was... "Martinez v3" controller, IMU and T-motor 4006/120.
I have built my diy gimbal and have it balanced with just the Gopro at the moment. I am relying on google translation for the german forum assistance.

It arrived with pins ready to solder - or you can solder the wires directly to the board. I have used the pins.
I downloaded the "046.zip" GUI and while the GUI has opened up, it will not talk to the board. Sunday night, new GUI and firmware became available "048.zip" and this time, the GUI can see my board :) It says that I have the wrong firmware on the board. I ran out of time to research this further... but at the moment, I can't work out which file I need to select to flash to the board (using 048 GUI).

I have joined their forum and hope to spend some spare time on this later in the week. I am a bit busy to seriously hide in the shed and work through this at the moment...

Pete

SMP
04-16-2013, 03:52 AM
Speaking of taking a gamble...went ahead and ordered a "Musky". We'll see.

Teco
04-16-2013, 05:02 AM
Where did u get it?

remyd
04-16-2013, 08:03 AM
Speaking of taking a gamble...went ahead and ordered a "Musky". We'll see.

Likewise - i will be interested on any setup info. Is there a expected delivery yet?
Cheers,
Remy

Jem
04-16-2013, 08:40 AM
I've taken a punt on the Musky as well. I'll let you know. I was waiting for the Martor-G but looking at the vid it doesn't look like I could get a HDMI cable in the side of my GH2 on it, very snug fit. Looks to be a bit more room on the Musky.

SMP
04-16-2013, 08:56 AM
http://www.multirotorforums.com/showthread.php?10740-Brushless-Gimbal-for-NEX-5-6-7-550D-or-GF2&highlight=musky

The "Musky" gimbal. It's a gamble as so far I've sent money to some chap in Romania not an established shop and hoping for something in return. Seems to have more space than the Gotheli and the Musky videos look pretty good. Could be a sucker, could be happy. We'll see next week.

Soaringclauz
04-17-2013, 06:25 AM
Anyone using the Martinez board on a gimbal with tilt control?
The board seems to get confused as soon as i lower the camera more than 45-50 down.

BorisS
04-17-2013, 07:01 AM
Try the extended calibration. And what do you mean by confused ?

Boris

Soaringclauz
04-17-2013, 09:14 AM
Hello Boris,thanks for the reply.
What happens is that when i tilt the camera down everything goes fine until it is more or less 45 or 50 degrees down and then it starts to move around the roll. It looks like the sensors are confused when they are tilted down. When the camera is vertical there is no force at all holding the gimbal roll in place. I have 5206 motor on roll and 4006 on tilt

DennyR
04-17-2013, 09:51 AM
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/fpv-brushless-camera-gimbal-with-2-brushless-motor-two-axis-glass-fiber-camera-ptz-kit-for-aerial-photography-.html
It cant get much cheaper than this. Looks like iflight motors included.

Explorocam
04-17-2013, 10:40 AM
Hey Denny,

That's a pretty good price, but do consider the FPVmodel YUN-1. THis is a great gimbal and made well. Plus it comes with the Multi Wii Moss board.

DennyR
04-17-2013, 12:02 PM
Hey Denny,

That's a pretty good price, but do consider the FPVmodel YUN-1. THis is a great gimbal and made well. Plus it comes with the Multi Wii Moss board.
So what is the Multi Wii Moss board like? Is it good?

Explorocam
04-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Was great, now I'm having issues.
Will post a vid shortly.

SMP
04-21-2013, 10:03 AM
Took a gamble on a "Musky" - Was told in stock and would ship the following day. Its been a week and just trading emails. Not too worried yet but not encouraging either.

http://www.multirotorforums.com/showthread.php?10740-Brushless-Gimbal-for-NEX-5-6-7-550D-or-GF2&highlight=musky

BorisS
04-21-2013, 04:11 PM
Guys just want to point it out one more time than i will stop boring you !

Most of the BL gimbals popping up have one little draw back to them ! They might work well with the cam they are design for but than it gets risky to get them working with others. Why because the are lacking the ability to be
adjusted on the role axis ! Not to the left or to the right but the up and down movement ! To get the horizontal balance point of the cam back and aligned with the roll axis. And no this can not be done with the adjustments on the pitch axis of raising or lowering the cam, thats two different adjustments.

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Why ?

The camera balance point is not splitt up 50 % 50% directly in the middle when you look at the cam from the front, thus you will have proportionally seen more weight at the bottom for example than on the top. Now you level it out on the pitch axis. Resulting in 3/5 of the camera being over the pitch axis and 2/5 under the pitch axis why again because the bottom is heavier. This now means though if you cant adjust the roll axis up and down the cam might be balance in complete horizontal position but one it rolls either left or right it wont balance anymore, since the weight is not evenly distributed anymore. As a result you will get a pendulum effect or it will turn to the side of the roll axis it was moved to !

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Red line resembles the Roll Axis and Purple the pitch axis.

Hope that explains it !

(edit)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv0Xc67beE0

at 10:10 shows it best !

Boris

BorisS
04-21-2013, 04:13 PM
And an unbalanced gimbal will be the reason most of the time, why you get vibrations on the gimbal in certain positions !

Giovanni59
04-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Boris, You said that most of the gimbals being presented do not have this feature. Which ones do? Thanks

BorisS
04-21-2013, 05:11 PM
For the Gopro it really doesn't matter that much, motors are most of the time stronger than they need to be and a little of balance wont hurt. For a gimbal for Nex to small DSLRs its already crucial to have the up and down adjustment on the roll axis ! To tell the truth i havent seen any except the rctimer one ! http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=885&productname=, but they haven't mounted the roll motor yet and they might just go the easy way ! It a lot easier to mount the roll motor onto the roll axis fixed and not leave any possibility for adjustment.

Ill keep my eyes open and post once i find some and find them again !

Boris

chris hornby
04-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Subscribed (on the list for the first batch of Fabien's) can't wait!

ChrisViperM
04-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Looks like FreeFly will be announcing something soon...

http://vimeo.com/63067415


Are you aware that this is not a real copter....it's just a render.....read the comments on that vimeo page......another "game-changer"

I am finished with Freefly...they can take somebody else for a ride !


Chris

BorisS
04-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Are you aware that this is not a real copter....it's just a render.....read the comments on that vimeo page......another "game-changer"

I am finished with Freefly...they can take somebody else for a ride !


Chris

Its a really bad joke actually. April fooling your product in a positive way. They should be aware that people take it for real and should at least comment on the video yes guys its a render and yes guys it was a april fools joke etc. Strange approach ! Considering that people see this and press the buy button !

Boris

(edit) if it not a joke but an attempted fake, than it speaks for itself !

daniel
04-24-2013, 01:17 AM
Here is Fabien's (e-copter)


https://vimeo.com/63030851

what camera mount is that??

looks pretty solid!!

good job!

SMP
04-24-2013, 02:19 AM
Aye Boris, see what you mean... Drat!!

SMP
04-24-2013, 02:29 AM
Subscribed (on the list for the first batch of Fabien's) can't wait!

Hey Chris, I liked the TBS version too. Mind if i ask where the "list" is on these?

chris hornby
04-24-2013, 10:02 AM
100% pre order,prepaid and pre-April! Just email Fabien (Bricobrac)

Charlie.
04-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Hi there,

I saw this gimbal pop up on goodluckbuy:

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/wind1-brushless-motor-gimbal-mount-for-gopro-special.html

It's called the WIND1 and is designed specifically for the GoPro hero cameras. I saw that someone from Germany had already received theirs from Goodluckbuy. I wanted to ask if this looks like a decent gimbal (seems a decent price). Also how would it mount to a DJI F550 flamewheel? Would extra holes need to be drilled?

Also how is the manual tilt controlled on these gimbal controllers? There is a 3 pin pitch header on the controller board, so I assume that a servo lead can be connected directly from your receiver to the gimbal controller board. Is this correct?

Thanks guys, any help would be greatly appreciated!

SMP
05-01-2013, 09:38 AM
Hey Nic, you ever get lucky and get a chance to test your "assortment"?

nicwilke
05-01-2013, 09:58 AM
Just finished setting up the test unit. The Alexmos was faulty, but I also had the Alexmos board. I need to tune it now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yiAGdcU5qs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Mastor-g will be here tomorrow or Friday

robone
05-01-2013, 10:53 AM
I am going with this Gimbal from "From Above"

http://from-above.pl/sklep/image/cache/data/gimbale/DSC00314-700x500.JPG

Charlie.
05-01-2013, 11:23 AM
How much does the From Above gimbal cost?

EDIT: Ah never mind, found their website. Roughly 350GBP excluding P&P. I think I will be going with the WIND1 because it's cheap and fully assembled!

robone
05-01-2013, 11:56 AM
How much does the From Above gimbal cost?

EDIT: Ah never mind, found their website. Roughly 350GBP excluding P&P. I think I will be going with the WIND1 because it's cheap and fully assembled!

This is also full assembled and tested. For everyone else's info it can be found here http://from-above.pl/sklep/index.php?route=product/product&path=60&product_id=108 and here are the specs:

2-axis gimbal mount for GoPro Hero Hero2 Hero3

Features:


parts made of aluminum alloy (anodized color to black)
Brushless motors, direct drive. All the Gimbals use motors from MaxonMotor
support for GoPro Hero, Hero2, Hero3
Power 2S-4S.
Accuracy + / - 0.05st
Weight: 230g
Swivel range: Pitch / Roll - (mechanically 360st)
Gimbal includes a controller and a complete electronics


Set includes:


gimbal mounted ready for installation
clamps and screws for quadro / hex / octo / copter

SMP
05-02-2013, 03:28 AM
That From AboveGimbal does a lot of right things. Not the least of which the balance issue Boris has been pointing out. And some bad things too, looks like HD2 guys are gonna be seriously outta balance on that micro tray. Have you seen this guy throwing his Octa around? Guy can fly.

RTRyder
05-02-2013, 10:19 PM
After two weeks of trying everything in the book to make the YUN-1 stable in FFF I finally figured out it was never going to happen without some modifications to the design. As soon as I have a second working controller board the YUN is going to be stripped down a bit and mounted to the front of either one of my TBS DIscovery or my QAV500. The YUN has been replaced by an RCTimer gimbal constructed from alloy with motors provided for all of $99, wobble in FFF gone!

Here's a sample of FFF in wind done earlier today as I was finishing the setup, good thing I got it all sorted as this one has some work to do this weekend and now it's ready, finally...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95sRkOdMGMg

Not bad for a GoPro hung under an old MK Hexa, never thought I'd be able to get raw video of this quality from a gimbal that cost less than $300 for everything needed to make it work, minus the old Hexa of course ;)

Ken

plingboot
05-03-2013, 03:09 AM
I'm awaiting the arrival of an rc timer gimbal, the price made it worth a punt.

do like the 'from above' gimbal, but for my money the lens should be centred along the roll axis - doesn't look like that will be possible unless the rear tube is longer. Would also probably mean adding some slight counter weight to the other side of the gopro mount.

BorisS
05-03-2013, 04:07 AM
They didn't reply to my question in ******** about that. I think arrogance is the reason :) but the from above gimbals as one of the few that are adjustable on the roll axis concerning height, I hope ! Having the roll axis 100% on the same plain as the pitch axis is not desirable in all cases. You can balance the pitch by moving the cam back and forward and adjusting the height on the cam on the pitch axis ! One can shift the cam left and right on the roll axis. You will end with a cam nicely balance on the pitch axis and balanced on the roll axis but only when horizontal on the roll axis. When rolling left or right the cam will either pendulum back or fall to one roll side. The roll axis has to be brought back to the sweet spot and that not the same balance point as on the pitch axis !!!!!!

plingboot
05-03-2013, 04:45 AM
Anyone know if the 'from above' gimbal and it's motors are tied to their own controller or 'should' it be compatible with the AlexMos board?

BorisS
05-03-2013, 05:03 AM
As far as i know their board is nothing else than the alexmos board but layouted differently and sandwiched. I think they are the maxon motors ready for hall sensors, but they are not using any hall sensors for the motors, thus the maxon need 3 phases for normal drive ! 70 % sure it would work with any other controller ! But we will know that for sure once other gimbals will be using the maxon motors or one of the reseller calls up maxon and orders 100 motors DIY gimbal purpose.

But ask them in the thread it would be stupid of them not to answer and nice to find out what future support would look like ! They already dodge a lot of questions !

Boris

plingboot
05-03-2013, 05:27 AM
umm… i just had a read of that thread.

A lot of questions seem to be going unanswered or people getting the wrong end of the stick - but that's pretty typical for ***.

It looks like a really good gimbal - i'd be prepared to invest if they offered the option of additional modular parts so i could use a gopro and maybe my EOS-M on it.

The clip of it being given a thrashing over a field is impressive.

I can see me having a bunch of these gimbals from different makers, for use under my S800, swapping them around and maybe using a single alexmos board.

I've not dared fly my zenmuse yet - scared stiff of pranging it up - but with these gimbals the cost issue is massively reduced, which makes me feel less tetchy about flying them.

BorisS
05-03-2013, 05:38 AM
to tell the truth i am so so impressed by that video ! There is a fair amount of jellow on the bird, and i dont want to even ask myself if its the bird or vibrations induced by the gimbal, both possible ! And it rises the question of the standard of the designer ! But i still believe in it being the best concept from the ones out there !

But the not answering questions it crap and seems like an indication for the support efforts that my follow. The old the reseller will do the support doesnt stand. Especially when its a new product most resellers know less than some dedicated clients !

Boris

SMP
05-03-2013, 01:32 PM
Another 6 hours today trying to make the Skyline work with one of our AV200s. Beyond frustrated at this point. It kills me that that 90% of the brushless gopro combos simply put out better stuff than we get w a 5d3 and lens stabilized 24mm. The second a brushless is able to crack that 1200gram mark, I'm tossing the PH stuff in the bin. Just worthless... Hell Cant believe I'm saying this but maybe 15k for the silly freefly might be worth it just to stop the madness...

Ok off rant. Still waiting for the Musky to show. Crossing my fingers. Boris, how did your 3D gimbal print work out?

BorisS
05-03-2013, 01:59 PM
gopro version i am happy with. Little wag on the tail either the yaw of the bird or the vibration isolation still have to figure it:


https://vimeo.com/64900713

DSLR mount is coming along. Still on the roll axis had 4 different versions already wasnt happy with them all.

But pitch is finished more or less:

1461814619

Ill try a 5d this weekend and see if the pitch motors makes it ! The roll motor shouldnt have any problems the one i planned

SMP
05-03-2013, 06:27 PM
gopro version i am happy with. Little wag on the tail either the yaw of the bird or the vibration isolation still have to figure it:


https://vimeo.com/64900713

DSLR mount is coming along. Still on the roll axis had 4 different versions already wasnt happy with them all.

But pitch is finished more or less:

1461814619

Ill try a 5d this weekend and see if the pitch motors makes it ! The roll motor shouldnt have any problems the one i planned

Wow Boris thats looking very good. love the adjustability!! Fingers and toes crossed your design works!! Nice dip in the pool btw ;)