So, nowadays these are cheap to buy, but what if it doesnt fit your camera or if it is out of stock (like always at HK)??? Well, kill some time and build your own. It is pretty easy with basic tools and materials. I will post dimentioned plans if anyone wants them.
First, cut out all the parts. I laser cut them, but a scroll or ban saw would work. I used 3/32" plywood.
Put together the bottom end. Dont forget the cross brace. Using a triangle keeps them square.
Put together the camera mount. Mine is for a CX161, but it could be modded for various cams.
For the pivot you can run music wire through and use a lock collar OR
You can use screws. The screws are nice because you can tighten it down and not use tilt. Dont forget the washers.
Now mount the camera. Also attach the servo bracket. I used 2 screws, but you could probably glue it.
The tilt servo works best if you cut off the mounting flanges. Cover it with heatshrink if you are gluing with CA so it dont wick into the servo.
Now carefully make a pushrod for the tilt. I usually attach one end and mark it for the other end.
Use bread ties to make sure the wires are secure and dont hang up during movement. Now you are ready to mount it on the plane!