SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jul 31, 2012, 02:04 PM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
Has anyone ever put a CineStar Gimbal on a Rusty's frame? I am thinking about getting one and wonder what has to be done to mount it.
Thanks
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 31, 2012, 05:29 PM
Multi rotors=No Paycheck left
SDSURFnGLIDE's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Apr 2011
3,452 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarro View Post
Has anyone ever put a CineStar Gimbal on a Rusty's frame? I am thinking about getting one and wonder what has to be done to mount it.
Thanks
I dont think ive seen anyone post about mounting cinestar gimbals to their Rusty's frame in this particular thread...

However, I dont think it would be that difficult seeing as you have so namy mounting options and you could probably even have Rusty make you a custom mount if need be.

I would love to see one of these gimbals on a Rusty frame though.
SDSURFnGLIDE is online now Find More Posts by SDSURFnGLIDE
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2012, 06:25 PM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDSURFnGLIDE View Post
I dont think ive seen anyone post about mounting cinestar gimbals to their Rusty's frame in this particular thread...

However, I dont think it would be that difficult seeing as you have so namy mounting options and you could probably even have Rusty make you a custom mount if need be.

I would love to see one of these gimbals on a Rusty frame though.
Yes, I am itching to pull the trigger.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Jul 31, 2012, 06:36 PM
Multi rotors=No Paycheck left
SDSURFnGLIDE's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Apr 2011
3,452 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarro View Post
Yes, I am itching to pull the trigger.
are you looking at the 2 or 3 axis gimbal? doesnt the 2 axis have the boom that supports it from the top? if so...you may be able to use the floating mount assembly and some clamps....but i havent really studied the cinestar gimbal that much so im not really sure.

either way i think you wouldnt have too much trouble coming up with a way to mount it....
SDSURFnGLIDE is online now Find More Posts by SDSURFnGLIDE
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2012, 06:40 PM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDSURFnGLIDE View Post
are you looking at the 2 or 3 axis gimbal? doesnt the 2 axis have the boom that supports it from the top? if so...you may be able to use the floating mount assembly and some clamps....but i havent really studied the cinestar gimbal that much so im not really sure.

either way i think you wouldnt have too much trouble coming up with a way to mount it....
I don't think it will be hard either, I have an octocopter that I am going to mount it on.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Jul 31, 2012, 09:19 PM
Registered User
janoots2's Avatar
Joined Jan 2012
168 Posts
Was lookin into the same thing a short time back too:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post21903335

Funny you posted because I was just doing some more research this afternoon. If you check out this guys video and fast forward to 5:00, it really shows a good view on how the gimbal is installed.

Cinestar 8 Gimbal Setup Tips (18 min 43 sec)


Looks pretty easy, almost as easy as just drilling some holes in Rusty's floating plate and putting the screw mounts through.

Rusty: Any thoughts on making an adapter plate like this that would accommodate the cinestar vib iso's now that you have the arm leg mounts?
http://precisiondigitalimaging.mybig...-carbon-fiber/
janoots2 is offline Find More Posts by janoots2
Last edited by janoots2; Jul 31, 2012 at 09:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:22 PM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
Thanks for posting that, it looks real easy to mount. Maybe Rusty can come up with a professional look solution. I think I am ordering this tomorrow.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:57 PM
Multi rotors=No Paycheck left
SDSURFnGLIDE's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Apr 2011
3,452 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarro View Post
Thanks for posting that, it looks real easy to mount. Maybe Rusty can come up with a professional look solution. I think I am ordering this tomorrow.
Wish i could afford a cinestar gimbal....i have the copter frame two Dee gimbal...its pretty nice for the price...still dialing it in with my Hexa....looking at possibly getting the new Sony Rx 100...seen some amazing video from it...or i can go with the nex5n...they aren't that much different in price
SDSURFnGLIDE is online now Find More Posts by SDSURFnGLIDE
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:11 PM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDSURFnGLIDE View Post
Wish i could afford a cinestar gimbal
Yea me too. LOL
I have to buy it now, I am starting to get busier and it should make getting usable footage easier.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:22 PM
Registered User
janoots2's Avatar
Joined Jan 2012
168 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarro View Post
Yea me too. LOL
I have to buy it now, I am starting to get busier and it should make getting usable footage easier.
Looking forward to seeing how you end up installing it and the results!
janoots2 is offline Find More Posts by janoots2
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 12:02 AM
Registered User
United States, TN, Brentwood
Joined Oct 2010
563 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by koolkiwikat View Post
Are there any Octo Builds out there?, Im thinking of building my UAP1 up to an Octo spinning 15x5.5's

Anyone built a big octo rusty?
I think this one is big! It uses 500mm 16mm CF tubes from GLB. I just cut each one of these in half. I am pleased with the quality.

I doubled up on the center plates (just because why not). Yes, Rusty, I know I tightened the screws to much (as shown in the attached picture) Ha!

I also used two of the large motor mounting plates per motor, because this was before Rusty offered the double block motor mounting plates.

I call this one "The Poor Man's Cinestar". I also call it the "Gentle Giant", because it flies so nice! Using MK FC/Nav/GPS with timecop's i2c converter and some SimonK-flashed ESC's.

Note that the GPS is mounted on the arm (like it is on a Cinestar) by using two boom clamps coupled with one of Rusty's CopterControl to MK Adapters, which are discontinued.

I like flying it with the 14" props on there (that is what is shown in the picture), but I must admit that I think the bird flies better, smoother, and maybe even more efficiently using 12x3.8 props. I use two 4Sx6,000mah batteries strapped to the top plate (copying Cinestar). But I should also admit that I think this idea only works well when you have a similar weight hanging under the bird (such as a fully-loaded gimbal).

My motors are RC Tiger MT2814/11's (710KV).

Please keep us posted on your build!
DroneBuilder is offline Find More Posts by DroneBuilder
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 12:45 AM
I'm New
unfaix's Avatar
United States, TX, Arlington
Joined Mar 2012
719 Posts
That's a beast!

The thing with battery on top is that you to to be positive that you will never flip, cause its toast when you flip.

I know, mine flip, two 4s gone.
unfaix is offline Find More Posts by unfaix
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 08:18 AM
13brv3's Avatar
Navarre, FL
Joined Mar 2002
3,845 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarro View Post
Has anyone ever put a CineStar Gimbal on a Rusty's frame? I am thinking about getting one and wonder what has to be done to mount it.
Thanks
The CineStar mount is on the to-do list, since a couple people have asked about it recently. One guy is sending me his camera mounting plate, and vibration dampers so I can come up with an adapter, so all I can say is standby

I've been tinkering with a few other ideas as well, but my day job has been busy since my coworker has been gone for almost 4 weeks. He's back next week, so it will be like a vacation

Cheers,
Rusty
13brv3 is offline Find More Posts by 13brv3
Site Sponsor
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 08:22 AM
Suspended Account
Long Island, New York
Joined Jun 2008
6,428 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13brv3 View Post
The CineStar mount is on the to-do list, since a couple people have asked about it recently. One guy is sending me his camera mounting plate, and vibration dampers so I can come up with an adapter, so all I can say is standby

I've been tinkering with a few other ideas as well, but my day job has been busy since my coworker has been gone for almost 4 weeks. He's back next week, so it will be like a vacation

Cheers,
Rusty
Great, thank you.
Tarro is offline Find More Posts by Tarro
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Aug 01, 2012, 11:37 AM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2012
27 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by unfaix View Post
That's a beast!

The thing with battery on top is that you to to be positive that you will never flip, cause its toast when you flip.

I know, mine flip, two 4s gone.
That brings up a question. Should the batteries be a low as possible (below the booms/arms) to lower the COG and thus increase stability? Or should one try to have an even weight distribution relative to the booms (batteries on top and equally heavy gimbal and camera below the booms?
BoomerSooner is offline Find More Posts by BoomerSooner
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Product Rusty's Rev-8 Frame Kit 13brv3 Multirotor Talk 18 Feb 24, 2011 03:10 PM
New Product Rusty's Cheap DIY Frame Parts 13brv3 Multirotor Talk 22 Dec 05, 2010 01:16 AM
Alert SOLD- Quadcopter-ARF-Rusty's Rev-7 frame, QP FC board, + extras - US $300 shipped Mactadpole Multirotor Talk 3 Oct 12, 2010 11:16 PM
Sold Quadcopter-ARF-Rusty's Rev-7 frame, Quadpowered FC board, + extras - US $300 shipped Mactadpole Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 2 Oct 12, 2010 02:23 PM
Question What Landing Gear for Rusty's Frame? (Or any frame) Canadian Geek Multirotor Talk 16 Aug 05, 2010 03:30 PM