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Old Jun 17, 2014, 03:26 PM
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3 Axis Gimbal question

Hey everyone,

I'm relatively new to FPV and stability gimbals, so bear with me if this seems like a newbie question.

I am looking at purchasing a 3 axis gimbal for a quadrotor I'm building. I wanted to incorporate a design with the gimbal mounted in front to prevent the propellers and landing gear from interfering with the image.

My concern is that the gimbals yaw axis will not be parallel with the vehicles yaw axis.

Does this matter, am I thinking all this through for nothing?

Please see my crude MS Paint drawing



Oh also... Can anyone recommend a good 3 axis gimbal?
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 04:26 PM
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 06:32 PM
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It's not optimal but in reality it does not make any noticeable difference.

The aerial camera is almost always pointed at such a long distance that it can be considered as infinite so it is still tracking same point in azimuth axis.

Now if you expect the gimbal to track an object 3 feet away while the multirotor spins that's another story...

/Dimitrios
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 08:45 PM
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Negligible mate. You wont be able to notice it in the video at all I'm pretty certain.
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 09:34 AM
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That's what I figured. Thanks guys.
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