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Apr 24, 2012, 09:32 PM
smartquad
Question

Go pro Gimbal


Anybody knows of a gimbal that works good for Gopro cam with protective case?
Thanks!
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Apr 24, 2012, 09:48 PM
manual flying apologist
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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.
Apr 24, 2012, 11:32 PM
Destroyer of G-10
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actually, my gopro specific version mount in its case.
Apr 25, 2012, 01:23 AM
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oh... oops..... just I should read


i thought it was naked......
Apr 25, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smartquad
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)

Mike
Last edited by cdi3d; Apr 25, 2012 at 09:28 AM.
Apr 25, 2012, 10:01 AM
manual flying apologist
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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.
Apr 25, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adidas4275
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.
Apr 25, 2012, 02:03 PM
manual flying apologist
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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!
Apr 26, 2012, 08:32 AM
smartquad
[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!
Apr 26, 2012, 08:35 AM
smartquad
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adidas4275
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!
Apr 26, 2012, 11:44 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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