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May 28, 2012, 07:35 AM
Al Ducharme
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Originally Posted by Adidas4275
you guys should just buy Gary and Askman's gimbal

any news or new onboard video with the gimbal controller? looking for some like 3 axis heading lock or something?
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May 28, 2012, 12:37 PM
manual flying apologist
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Thread
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1582036

Store:
http://tppacks.com/catalog/

Askman's site (for custom mounts and such )

http://www.askmanproducts.com/products.html

(they just removed the gimbals because they are releasing a slight update)


My best "test" video with it.
Askman and Gary's Gimbal Test MKS Servos Sony Nex-5n Aerial Video Y-6 Hexacopter HoverFly Test (3 min 23 sec)


If I were you guys I would email Gary ( I think he is an aerospace engineer by trade and has one of your gimbal controllers)
May 28, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by photronix
I agree....why are we tweaking such an expensive mount?

I am working on making this better for all of us....
I wonder why as well...

Photohigher products are good and I support what they're trying to do. Kim is passionate about aerial photography and I'm trying to make it work. But I'm running into issues with the HF Gimbal as well. So everyone is trying their best! No doubt this is tough stuff to solve from a technical standpoint. The last 10% is the hardest.
May 29, 2012, 03:00 PM
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im struggling with the av200 and hfgimbal, when i power up it rolls left and tilts forward, when i plug back in to the pc and connect it. I can reboot it and it starts up the way it should.... Another issue i noticed is my roll servo gear is offcenter, when it turns it creates either really tight or slightly loose spots on the roll cage? any thoughts

I had best results tilt at 375, roll -600
Last edited by elliott000; May 29, 2012 at 03:34 PM.
May 29, 2012, 10:49 PM
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My Hoverfly Gimbal does the same thing as yours now as well. USB plugged in has one center setting. Booting without USB is then off center. So I have purposely off centered the USB-connected in order to have the gimbal level when powered up normally

I have a support ticket with Ben at hoverfly and the tech team is looking into it. I would suggest you file a ticket as well. It's very strange!
May 29, 2012, 11:21 PM
manual flying apologist
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honestly.... i dont understand how this stuff gets out in the wild... i mean i obviously have 0 experience in product development and coding but it seems like this board has had a dubious start to an existence....

I want to buy one.... and i get paid on friday, but if it does not work then i am looking else where.
May 30, 2012, 01:05 AM
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i was not "ejecting" it correctly. I assume... It all works fine now and ill further be tweaking it but im quite happy with it, I was saving my settings and unpluggin usd, i decided to save and then click disconnect. All is well
May 30, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by defxxx
My Hoverfly Gimbal does the same thing as yours now as well. USB plugged in has one center setting. Booting without USB is then off center. So I have purposely off centered the USB-connected in order to have the gimbal level when powered up normally
I am have exactly the same problem with the main Hoverfly board gimbal control (not the HF gimbal per se) - I am sure it is the same coding. I wouldn't think clicking the disconnect button would make a difference but I haven't tried that. There is nothing in the manual that suggests you need to do that.
May 30, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Yea it's wierd, idont know exactly what i changed but it works lol. I reinstalled firmware, recalibrated, setup, ejected all is well
May 31, 2012, 12:11 AM
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I will try that now.
May 31, 2012, 02:25 AM
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I just finished some more muckin around, i found roll at -1225 and tilt at 650 are pretty awesome, thats just by hand, i tried to replicate little oscillations as if my wkM was correctiong ill test fly on friday and post some vid
May 31, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by elliott000
i was not "ejecting" it correctly. I assume... It all works fine now and ill further be tweaking it but im quite happy with it, I was saving my settings and unpluggin usd, i decided to save and then click disconnect. All is well
I eject the board from the software every time but still have the off center issue. I'll try resetting factory defaults and start over (3rd time).
May 31, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Yes, I tried the eject technique - it didn't seem to work for me. How are you ejecting it? Are you selecting Disconnect from the Setup Client, or are talking about doing it from the system? I don't know why that would work after exiting out of the setup client.

I tried all the above and still have the problem - the centre position on the roll in the Setup client is not the same as the centre position when powered up without the usb connection to the board.
Jun 01, 2012, 02:40 AM
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Hi,

I have 2 MAJOR problems with gimbal setup that blocks me from using HoverFly Gimbal.

1. Pan/Yaw axis stabilization doesn't work. It seems that functionality is not implemented and it is disabled in setup utility.
2. I use HoverFly Gimbal with helicopter and AV200-360. When I test it on ground it works fine. But when it flies it doesn't maintain tilt and roll levels. I turn the gimbal or helicopter to right and it rotates both tilt and roll servos out of level. When I rotate Pan back to initial position it levels Tilt and Roll correctly. When I move Pan to opposite direction situation is the same but the angles of tilt and roll are opposite.

On ground - works. In air - doesn't work.

Michael
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Jun 01, 2012, 02:41 AM
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is your gimbal controller mounted on the camera gimbal or the frame of the heli?


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