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Feb 09, 2013, 03:30 AM
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what is total weight? Your one vid said "added 1.5 kg"? Is that more weight added of what is already there? So, I'm expected to lift 5-6 lbs with camera? If so, I'm out. Looks great, according to your vids, but to me it's all about weight, (batts, flight time, etc.). The BL motor guys, simple BGC, and alum/carbon gimbal guys seem to have it right and will hit us soon. They have managed to keep it compact and light weight. In my opinion, if you are to bring this to market, you should focus on the same points ( size and weight) and most important, educate the masses on not needing a controller.
1.5KG is awesome!

You're not going to fly a DSLR mounted on a 200g gimbal! Look at the weight of the Zenmuse and it's only lifting a NEX5N. When the wonderful and trailblazing simple BGC, and alum/carbon gimbal guys move over from GoPros to DSLRs I can guarantee their gimbal weight will be 1000g or more.
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Feb 09, 2013, 07:53 AM
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Hot shoe top support for D90.
If the gimbal performs in the stabilisation dept then this top support will be adjustable along the top bar.

Feb 09, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Hot shoe top support for D90.
If the gimbal performs in the stabilization dept then this top support will be adjustable along the top bar.

You guys are doing all things right! Currently around town there is a huge demand for a direct drive DSLR gimbal. I like that your initial attempt at DD is in the direction of larger DSLRs. To add to this your design is very sexy.

I know your design can accommodate a 7D/5D2, will a Canon 16-35mm lens be too much weight?

Thanks and great work guys.
Feb 09, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Hi DorianJ. Thanks for your comments.
The canon and 16-35mm lens comes in at just under 1.5kg. From the tests we have done so far with the 1.5kg test weight the stabilisation is not a problem, but we are not that happy with the torque.
We have sourced another brushed motor which we hope will give us what we want. With a couple of changes to the boards and some spare time we hope to have some results soon.

If tests with the Nikon and 18-105 (1.1kg) go well, I suppose we could add another 400grams to the gimbal and try it out.

Stay tuned.
Paul
Feb 09, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Feb 09, 2013, 11:45 AM
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theres loads of post stabilisation on that clip. looks horrible
Feb 09, 2013, 11:55 AM
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You always get these numpties, every thread has them, they come out the wood work, always think they know best. They appear and disappear just as quick!

Hey Paul, I've still got this gap underneath my quad it's looking rather empty still...
Feb 09, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Feb 09, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Hey Paul, I've still got this gap underneath my quad it's looking rather empty still...
We can lend you one of these for a day to tide you over, but you will need more than a quad.


BTW. Nice review on the Naza H.
Feb 09, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Lol... If you can help load it on to my peddle bike, I'll be right over!

Cheers, quite looking forward to giving it a try!
Feb 09, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Excellent work chaps, nice to have something a bit closer to home! I'm working on a stepper motor version...but not much joy yet.

john
Feb 10, 2013, 07:47 AM
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what are you guys using for the gimbal stabilization? The FC or a separate board just for the gimbal?
Feb 10, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Excellent work chaps, nice to have something a bit closer to home! I'm working on a stepper motor version...but not much joy yet.

john
Cheers John.

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what are you guys using for the gimbal stabilization? The FC or a separate board just for the gimbal?
The gimbal has its own boards.
Feb 18, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Nice work, what motors are you using?
by the way, I think setup is too complicated. I was using 3simple dc motors, and one arduino-like controller (no encoders, etc.). Here is my result:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWRKXHPSCls
Would love to see your set-up. Was this mounted or handheld inside the vehicle? Details please.
Feb 18, 2013, 08:55 PM
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Hot shoe top support for D90.
If the gimbal performs in the stabilisation dept then this top support will be adjustable along the top bar.

such a simple and well executed design. well done mate!


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