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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Autoquad with Alexmos BL Gimbal

First flight test of FCP-HL Autoquad hexacopter with Alexmos simple brushless gimbal.


Autoquad Alexmos gimbal test (2 min 36 sec)



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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:00 PM
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First flight test of FCP-HL Autoquad hexacopter with Alexmos simple brushless gimbal.

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wow - that is v impressive !

nice 1 Jussi + team
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:29 PM
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First flight test of FCP-HL Autoquad hexacopter with Alexmos simple brushless gimbal.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch2i...vgaU1w&index=1


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Finally!

The "Zenmouse" I announced long ago:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1668473

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Jussih where can i buy the gimball? Lookong verry good. I believe we can buy the controller form fpvmodels?
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First flight test of FCP-HL Autoquad hexacopter with Alexmos simple brushless gimbal.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch2i...vgaU1w&index=1


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Any idea on a price yet?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Any idea on a price yet?
Affordable
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Affordable
Sounds reasonable.


Here are the specs btw:

Alexmos simple brushless gimbal on Autoquad Hexacopter from www.viacopter.eu

Simple BLG is a camera stabilization system for multicopters, based on 3-phase brushless motors. Software and electronics design by Alex Moskalenko.

Controller layout by Felix Niessen

Gimbal designed by SebastianJ.

Coming soon to Viacopter and Flyduino.

FCP-HL frame
Autoquad 6 FC
MT3506-25 motors
ESC32
Graupner Eprop 1150
4000 4S
Copter AUW = 1850g

Gimbal prototype for GoPro 1/2 (version for GP3 will be completed soon)
AlexMos stabilizer
Custom wound 2208 motors with 14 poles.
FreeIMU 0.4.3 (Only MPU6050 is used)
Gimbal AUW with cam and controller: 268g
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:15 PM
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I was looking at that brushless controller ..
But there is no way to have a hand on one, would like to developp a gimbal for it..
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:32 PM
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First flight test of FCP-HL Autoquad hexacopter with Alexmos simple brushless gimbal.
Wow, that's smooth... very impressive. And looks like you bothered to to center the lens on the roll/tilt axes... looks great! What are you doing for vibration isolation?

Could a gimbal like this (with the BL motors) handle a bigger camera? I guess yes... would it just need bigger motors (with more holding power)?

Cute name too... a lot to live up to though. ;-)

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:55 PM
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First flight test of FCP-HL Autoquad hexacopter with Alexmos simple brushless gimbal.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch2i...vgaU1w&index=1


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Looks even better than TMF new controller
http://www.bevrc.com/g10-stand-alone...opro_p497.html

which is pretty good BTW for the price.

BUT, yours is like Zenmuse, so definitely looking forward to get more information and price!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Thanks!

Credit is not to me, but to Alex Moskalenko who designed the controller and software, and SebastianJ who designed the Gimbal. We do plan to make versions for bigger cams too.

Controllers, motors and gimbal(s) will be made available on Viacopter and Flyduino "soon". Price will be as Sebastian says "affordable" - which in other words is "as cheap as we can make it as soon as we can get it" - thats as close as I can get for now. It is simply gonna depend on the production cost and time. But things are set into motion already - IŽll keep you posted.

This was the very first prototype we built and we learned a few things that will be incorporated in the final design of controller and gimbal.

Apart from SimpleBGC, there is no official name for it yet, the other one was just a joke and a cute nickname...

IŽll put up some video of the gimbal itself in the coming days.

Rusty, IŽll be sad to see you go - are you sure you are not overestimating how much time is actually needed to set up an AQ. Most of the time is waiting for the freeze/thaw sessions and calculations to complete, and you can do other stuff (like building your copter) while waiting for the freeze/thaw cycles to complete. The rest of the setup does not take a lot of time...and you get ample reward in the end.

Oh and BTW: We have a lot of interesting stuff in the AQ pipeline: Live telemetry is already working in a dev version, Wifi, and "move with me"/"follow me" is beeing tested. GCS also got a major overhaul by Max and Peter, so it now looks stunning and works better than ever before. Video overlay will come next.

So stay tuned...we are still very much alive and kicking...
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Rusty, IŽll be sad to see you go - are you sure you are not overestimating how much time is actually needed to set up an AQ. Most of the time is waiting for the freeze/thaw sessions and calculations to complete, and you can do other stuff (like building your copter) while waiting for the freeze/thaw cycles to complete. The rest of the setup does not take a lot of time...and you get ample reward in the end.
Hi Jussi,

There IS a significant learning curve with any unfamiliar FC board, but the bigger problem is my lack of time to play. I essentially have two full time jobs now, plus a lot of other hobbies and interests, so it's better to let these go to someone who will actually use them, rather than have them laying around collecting dust.

Cheers,
Rusty
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Maybe you should keep one set?
A pity to see you go, Rusty! But I fully understand the situation: you can't have too many projects at once. Each one will suffer from the lack of time.

Your offer is great btw.
Compared to EU prices you'll more or less be giving away the ESCs for free.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Maybe you should keep one set?
A pity to see you go, Rusty! But I fully understand the situation: you can't have too many projects at once. Each one will suffer from the lack of time.

Your offer is great btw.
Compared to EU prices you'll more or less be giving away the ESCs for free.
OK, you win, or I win, or maybe everyone wins

Aside from the gimbal performance, I've been almost haunted by the smoothness of the copter itself in that video. I cancelled the sale, and will find time to at least get one of these flying.

Thanks,
Rusty
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