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#1 DiVidesign May 21, 2012 11:57 AM

Steadicam Style
This is a steadicam style airframe. The original concept from *ECILOP*. However, it made some changes and improvements to make it different...

This frame made out of Full Carbon Fiber with fold-able arm, specially designed for Professional Aerial Filming, not only in HEXA mode, it can be adjustable to X4, X8 , Y4, Y6 ,+6 ,+12 flying mode as well.

PS: For those who want to order, you can use below information. The creator decided to hold back the distributorship to his another friend in his same province. Therefore, I am not the person in-charge of this model from now. Please respect his decision. Thread will keep move on for discussing.

* 650mm motor to motor (up to 800mm)
* Support X4, X8 , Y4, Y6 ,+6 ,+12 flying mode
* Weight 600g
* Landing Gear
* Carry bag

Some videos updated from different users:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDA5NjQ2MTcy.html (Updated 9Jun2012)
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDEwODcxMjM2.html (Updated 10Jun2012)
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDA3MjcwNTE2.html (Updated 10Jun2012)
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE3NjAxMjcy.html (Updated 23Jun2012)

Steadicam HEXA Mini 650 GIMBAL TESTING (0 min 27 sec)

Updated 6Jun2012
sold 70+ sets of this frame in China within 3 weeks.

Updated 7Jun2012
The International distributorship of this Steadicam Style frame is under going, The original creator may have an agreement with him and let him handle everything.

Updated 10Jun2012
All New Batch changed to Aluminum Boom, 30g more

* This Steadicam Style frame is improved from Ecilop.tv (Camera rotation control by Aleksey Zaitsevsky, Ecilop.tv ).
* Discussion thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1567054
* Let me make it clear, the creator of this Steadicam Style frame is one of my hobbyist friend. I do get involved of some improvement suggestions to him. All the multicopter frames you see(not many, except this Steadicam Style frame) in my shopping cart, they were designed and made by our own people included me, we are a group of RC hobbyist that love to design and make our own frame. Dividesign is my RCG ID, I am also the person introduce them to the RCgroups.

#2 drumbum961 May 21, 2012 02:39 PM

A folding hex! Nice hope it's quality and not just a knock off!

Keith Frikkin' Morris

#3 jasper7821 May 21, 2012 03:38 PM

Looks pretty cool, I was trying to see if I could rig one of these Lensse Midpro Steady Camera Stabilizers to my DJI F550 but your thing looks way nicer.


#4 DiVidesign May 21, 2012 08:44 PM

This frame not only in HEXA, it can be adjustable to X4, X8 , Y4, Y6 ,+6 ,+12 flying mode as well, up to 800mm motor to motor...

#5 Jelico May 21, 2012 11:25 PM

Hi guys, looks great ! Sent you a PM :)

#6 cryhavoc38 May 21, 2012 11:30 PM


#7 rukie May 22, 2012 01:48 AM


Originally Posted by Jelico (Post 21678469)
Hi guys, looks great ! Sent you a PM :)

They are not replying via pm :(

#8 DiVidesign May 22, 2012 02:12 AM

Don't worry, I read all the pm and will reply you all by tonight when I back home, I am currently working outside with a tiny smart phone and unstable wifi...


Originally Posted by rukie (Post 21679128)
They are not replying via pm :(

#9 Giorgiottero May 22, 2012 10:44 AM

Seems great, good work!
I hope your frame/gimbal works fine and closely follow your work. What electronic do you use for the test?

#10 milouze May 22, 2012 12:17 PM

Nice, waiting for some other infos/pics/vids of it in action :)

#11 Price4Flight May 22, 2012 12:24 PM

What is required for the steadycam? Gyros like the Ecilop?

#12 jcmonty May 22, 2012 12:32 PM

Looks promising. What sized cameras is it designed for?

#13 rukie May 22, 2012 07:03 PM

Looks very promising, i just hope cost is not too high since this is just design improvement from the ecilop easy.

#14 Jelico May 22, 2012 08:24 PM

I have the Ecliop and love it. This setup looks amazing, but a couple of things to note:

1- Please make sure the landing gear is very strong and rigged. Nothing worse than flimsy plastic, and with this type of setup if it fails there will be a lot of expensive damage. Its worth the extra weight.
2- Make sure the there is a wide range of movement for the battery holder. The Ecilop is limited here.
3- Please use good quality bearings on the steady cam mechanics, and make it so that they can be interchanged regularly,
4- Pan axis would be a welcome addition!
5- If you are using a spring system to control the axis's then it needs to work in a way that it does not load up the servo gears to one side, like the ecilop does. I can see myself needing new gear sets regularly with this setup..

Look forward to finding out more on this hex!

#15 nickdeen May 23, 2012 05:43 AM

I want one
Hi put me on your list, I want one.

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