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Old Mar 31, 2015, 12:38 AM
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2 axis gimbal on a fixed wing

I would like to use a 2 axis (yaw & pitch) brushless gimbal on an airplane. The 2 axis controllers I have seen are all for roll & pitch. I would just mount the gimbal 90 degrees so that roll would become yaw.
Could a 2 axis controller handle that or would I need a 3 axis controller with one axis disabled?
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Old Mar 31, 2015, 06:49 AM
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I'm pretty certain that you need a 3 axis gimbal, as the yaw axis can't be stabilised by self-leveling, as the others are. Anyway, why would you want to forego either pitch or roll stabilisation on a plank?
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Old Mar 31, 2015, 09:29 AM
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The gimbals used on airplanes usually are 2 axis. I don't really need the horizon to be horizontal. I would just like to gimbal to stabilize the camera enough so I could use 10x zoom and track objects on the ground.
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