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Old Apr 11, 2014, 08:09 PM
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It works! The trick is to not connect the battery when you zero out the PID and PWM settings. Once I did that, it was cake. This is with the r161 software. Unfortunately I am not coordinated enough to move the gimbal around the camera, but you can see that it works. I noticed from the video that the roll can be a touch slow. To fix that, do you increase P or I?

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Old Apr 13, 2014, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dslack67 View Post
That could be a ton of different things. One thing I did wrong on my first try putting together my first RC-Timer gimbal and controller was I mounted the IMU wrong way. The thing just jittered and studdered, etc. I mucked with the PID's for hours, "balanced the gopro" a bunch, thinking I just needed to tune it.

I was wrong. IMU was mounted wrong. Swapped in around the correct way, then voila.

This isn't the same gimbal, this is no name inexpensive gimbal running martinez board, modified to front mount on my quad, but the results are fairly good. :-)

Stunning results! This is a 2 axis unit, yes?
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 10:36 AM
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Is there any place where you can buy the controller for the opengimbal software ??
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Breezz View Post
Is there any place where you can buy the controller for the opengimbal software ??
$29 and up depending on where you want it from

any Martinez gimbal controller will do
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