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airwolf
3rd July 2013, 01:26 PM
Is the cheap 2 servo camera gimbal worth it? You decide. Its nothing like a brushless but it does help a little. I had it connected to MultiWii pro. Didn't change anything in code except to enable cam stab. It could be adjusted to react a little better Im sure. I did change out the servos with better quality servos.In the end the extra weight was not worth it for me. It is a good motivator to get a real gimbal :)
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Universal-GOPRO-FPV-2-Axis-Aluminium-Photography-PTZ-w-Two-Sevos-for-Quadcopter/721914667.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muDjx0noah0

Ian Davidson
3rd July 2013, 02:15 PM
I have the same gimbal on my tri-copter. Like you say, for the money it's good, but the supplied roll servo was a joke, so I replaced mine too.

JohnVH
3rd July 2013, 02:58 PM
I want one too, brushless is too spendy yet.

ZobZibZab
3rd July 2013, 03:33 PM
if you're going the servo way i would look at the SSG http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1793759&page=3
personally i just print'd some stuff and i'm adding 2x$17 of motors and 1x$35 of imu+controller, so thats $69 for a potentially good brushless gimbal (granted that you have a printer for free like i do ...)
i'll see how well it perform when i get those motors.

i guess the price can be lowered by rewinding <$10 motors and assembling your own boards (the one alexmos uses has open hardware so you can order components/printed pcb.. but $35 is decent)

for the record my motors are from rctimer and the board is from witespy. the gimbal is the W gimbal on thingieverse.

JohnVH
3rd July 2013, 03:35 PM
if you can do it that cheap, make me one. :D

ZobZibZab
3rd July 2013, 11:27 PM
lets see how well it works when i receive the motors and board. Hopefully witespy will ship fast *cough*