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Feb 15, 2013, 09:03 AM
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DIY Brushless Gimbal For GoPro & Nex5

Low cost ,simple DIY project idea for "GoPro Brushless Gimbal",
Need little mod for adapting brushless motors, not finished mine yet, but developable,
I hope you like..

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DIY Nex5 Brushless Gimbal

iFlight Gimbal Brushless Motors and BL Controller

Last edited by Widelec; Jun 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM.
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Feb 15, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Very nice idea, I hope to see the finished product soon.
Feb 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Do you have a photo of it assembled?
Feb 16, 2013, 02:19 AM
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There is two way for roll axis motor

Use propeller adapter and nuts (need 5mm drill) or direct screw (need 9mm drill).
First way is advantage for camera balance when the 5mm channel extended to the left side.

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Feb 16, 2013, 03:31 AM
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Tilt motors fits to left side when the 2mm screw hole drilled to 3mm.
two hole distance is 19mm like the motor mount screw hole distance.
well fits the tilt motors.

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Feb 16, 2013, 03:46 AM
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One side of the propeller saver adapter is 5mm (caming with motors package)
this parts fit in the second aluminium parts left side (camera container parts) when the aluminium parts drilled 5mm.
I used epoxy glue before before settling firmly

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Feb 16, 2013, 03:15 PM
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How much total cost all of these?
Feb 17, 2013, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by epyonxero
Do you have a photo of it assembled?
Originally Posted by Askyvision
How much total cost all of these?
This is DIY project and all part list in the first post.
Last stiation ;
Need alexmos board and rewind motors

My gimbal final
Last edited by Widelec; Feb 17, 2013 at 12:56 AM.
Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 AM
Any video of it in action?
Feb 18, 2013, 06:58 AM
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Nice Idea, shame about the cost of the controller.
How about starting an open src SW/HW project.

Any idea about the current load to hold position I guess its quite high.

... Simon
Feb 18, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by corsair2014
Any video of it in action?
+1 on that
Feb 18, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by corsair2014
Any video of it in action?
Follow the link to Alexmos
Feb 18, 2013, 08:44 AM
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how can you control the brushless motor like servo????
in which way control the roll axis position ???
Feb 18, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Well I dont know for sure but I guess you have to power 2 phases at a time and gradually change the amount of on to off ratio of each phase and then switch to the next phase in sequence. The idea is to balance the camera and move the gimbal around it, which seams like a good idea but may be difficult to set up in practice, requiring power to lock the motor and prevent the camera from falling. It would be like trying to balance a falling object i.e. with your finger under a long broom stick
Last edited by Simon Castle; Feb 18, 2013 at 09:14 AM.
Feb 18, 2013, 09:58 AM
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^^ You need a gimbal controller which takes servo type input for roll/pitch and translates it into motor movement.

I'm sure you might be able to come up with other options as well, but that will for sure work.

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