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Offline fatboyjon

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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2017, 08:59:43 PM »
Wow no way really?! Mine only arrived a week ago, one of the smug lucky few from now I guess. Ebay maybe? Gimbal motors came from USA, took 8-10days worth the wait they pop straight into brackets! Now to squeeze in more cables haha! I need a shrink ray.. 'honey I shrunk the naza'......  ;D :o 8)


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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2017, 10:54:45 PM »
Sadly Runcam has stopped selling the Runcam 3 for legal issues (looks like GoPro has a patent on a cube ... lol)
Even it is still available on Banggood etc., we should look for alternatives?

Is it still available for reasonable prices on places like Banggood?

Are there any other recommended cameras that do both recording and streaming to standard video output with minimal delay that DON'T cost an arm and a leg?

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« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2017, 01:16:58 PM »
I ordered my Runcam 3 from Banggood, this was the cheapest option: https://www.banggood.com/RunCam-3-64G-HD-1080p60fps-NTSCPAL-155-Degree-Wide-Angle-WiFi-FPV-Camera-p-1127476.html
Arrived after 9 days and works really well!

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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2017, 04:09:40 PM »
Ok so now I have all of the required parts for my gimble ...

http://www.rcmart.hk/product_info.php?cPath=334&products_id=8964?osCsid=s63v3d241c6h31j73e11hqq951
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/mini-alexmos-2-axis-brushless-gimbal-controller-bgc-v3-5-drv8313-motor-driver.html

And my Runcam 3

Unfortunately the 2axis board comes with no instructions at all :(
As i have never set up a gimble at all im a little lost

From a quick google search i was able to find the simpleBGC gui for the firmware on this board and it connects fine however the motors appear to get warm and fail to respond at all (just appear to be in spasm although i can move them) i have tried different pins but the same occurs.

Has anyone got the gimble working correctly with the above controller/motor configuration? if so can you give me a few pointers on your setup please.


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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #109 on: May 22, 2017, 04:32:29 PM »
Could you post some screen shots from the GUI? 

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« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2017, 04:42:49 PM »
Ok after tinkering a little i managed to find an ebay listing with some pics of a board very similar to the one i have...

I was connecting to the input pins not the output .... doh !

With the motor connectors now attached to the right output pins im getting a whistling from one of the motors (although it appears to work)

all my current settings are at default at the moment

Pitch seems to work but roll is flaky

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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2017, 05:22:46 PM »
Awesome.  You can try switching to LOW(Noisy) to HIGH(Silent) to get rid of the whine.

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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #112 on: May 25, 2017, 12:11:57 AM »
I ordered my Runcam 3 from Banggood, this was the cheapest option: https://www.banggood.com/RunCam-3-64G-HD-1080p60fps-NTSCPAL-155-Degree-Wide-Angle-WiFi-FPV-Camera-p-1127476.html
Arrived after 9 days and works really well!

MMmmmm...

a bit more expensive than I thought they were going for, but perhaps it's inflated a bit since they can no longer sell them legally?  (at least in usa)

Actually, do you think they will even ship to the USA?  (Personally I think they will even though it says they won't)

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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2017, 08:47:26 AM »
I thought we could just plug brushless motors straight into Nava M? I bought the exact same motors too! :) I have into f1 and f2 and the gimbles move when I power the unit up but cant get them to move yet. When I change the frequency from 5-4I get whine noise too. Do i need a Brushless Gimbal Controller too? Or are you not using a NAza MC? :)

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Re: Mavic Gimbal / Camera best?
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2017, 01:49:01 PM »
I ordered my Runcam 3 from Banggood, this was the cheapest option: https://www.banggood.com/RunCam-3-64G-HD-1080p60fps-NTSCPAL-155-Degree-Wide-Angle-WiFi-FPV-Camera-p-1127476.html
Arrived after 9 days and works really well!

MMmmmm...

a bit more expensive than I thought they were going for, but perhaps it's inflated a bit since they can no longer sell them legally?  (at least in usa)

Actually, do you think they will even ship to the USA?  (Personally I think they will even though it says they won't)

I'm sure they will ship to the USA, and arrive. It's just they are not allowed to sell them inside the USA.