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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Anybody knows of a gimbal that works good for Gopro cam with protective case?
Thanks!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:48 PM
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averticalview makes a belt driven gimbal for a gopro with the case
askmans gimbal is naked gopro but i am sure it could be moddified

dont try anything direct drive with micro servos.... they are not strong enough.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:32 PM
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actually, my gopro specific version mount in its case.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 12:23 AM
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oh... oops..... just I should read


i thought it was naked......
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Anybody knows of a gimbal that works good for Gopro cam with protective case?
Thanks!
Have a look at www.x468.com
We have several models that are very reasonably priced
The video below is with direct drive micro servos - Also this clip has no image stabilization added. Lots of different theories on what works and what doesn't.

GoPro in case on a NAZA XT mount - (1 min 13 sec)

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Yep sorry don't know how I forgot x468.com.


But I think they use direct drive with mini servos.... Which is okay for naked gopro.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Yep sorry don't know how I forgot x468.com.


But I think they use direct drive with mini servos.... Which is okay for naked gopro.
Actually Adidas - You are incorrect - The video above was shot in the gopro housing. Yes we use direct drive and if done correctly can give just as good of results as belts and pulleys at a fraction of the price and weight. Which means longer flying times and more cash in your pocket.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 01:03 PM
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yeah, but.... are they mini servos? they have enough torque at low speed for the added weight of the case.

I have used Jakubs gimbal with direct drive and had decent results, but when i tried it with the case it stuttered.....

I know yours is different, but it looks like sourcing good mini servos that are fast enough and enough torque is easy without the case.... just harder with the case.

I know you guys have tested many more combinations than I have, so i dont doubt you..... it has just been my experience (granted not with your gimbal)

always liked your products, still need to pickup that traveler frame to play with!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:32 AM
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[QUOTE=cdi3d;21430652]Have a look at www.x468.com
We have several models that are very reasonably priced
The video below is with direct drive micro servos - Also this clip has no image stabilization added. Lots of different theories on what works and what doesn't.

Have you got a some footage with a litle more agresive flight?this one looks good but I m filming skaters and I need to gooa bit more agro.Thanks!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:35 AM
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averticalview makes a belt driven gimbal for a gopro with the case
askmans gimbal is naked gopro but i am sure it could be moddified

dont try anything direct drive with micro servos.... they are not strong enough.
Yep.I see that many gimbals strugle a bit with gopro+casing.That verticalview one looks good but a bit expencive...if X468 can run smooth with a litle more agressive flight it would be great!Thanks!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:44 AM
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agreed the x468's strongest selling point is its price point for sure.....

there newest mount/LG setup for the flamewheel looks good, it would not be a huge investment to get it and try it out....
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