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Old May 15, 2012, 04:19 PM
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HoverflyGIMBAL - Input Voltage? Manual?

Hi -

I'm trying to get a jump on lining up the rest of my gimbal situation while waiting for the HoverflyGIMBAL to arrive. What is the input voltage range of the board and what voltage does it output to the servos?

It would be great if it accepted greater than 12V and let you step down the output to servos and radio receiver separately. My wireless video transmitter downlink is 12V so if I could power the whole gimbal/servos/video off one battery...perrrrfect!

Is there a manual out for the Gimbal yet?
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:21 PM
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that is a good question.

really 7.4 would be ideal since many high end gimbal servos are brushless and need HV...

I am guessing it is 6v but we will see what Al or George say.
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Absolutely. If I can use one 4S battery, and the Gimbal could step it down to 7.4 for the Rx/Servos, I'd be very pleased.
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:35 PM
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The manual is coming....

The input power to the gimbal is what ever your servos will need. There is a little solder jumper on the board for <6V or >6V. It comes from us set to 6 volts and greater because most gimbal servos use either 6V or 7.4V.

It will be best to use a UBEC such as the one from Castle Creations set to what your servos need.
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Old May 15, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Good to know
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Old May 15, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Ok, I have an extra one of those Castle 10a BECs. Sounds good.

Have you guys been running your AV200 with the stock Savox servos? At 7.4 or 6v?
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Old May 16, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I believe the servos on the av200 are 6v. You have to look up the specs on each servo.
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Old May 16, 2012, 05:25 PM
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i dont think those savoxs are rated for 7.4v .... 6v i am 99% sure
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Old May 16, 2012, 07:50 PM
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You are right, I was just wondering if anyone has been over-driving them in a gimbal.
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Old May 17, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Quick Start Guide is now available:

http://www.hoverflytech.com/uploads/...tart_Guide.pdf
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Old May 17, 2012, 01:54 PM
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thanks.... there are many people interested in the gimbal controller...... I am sharing this in other threads as well
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