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Storm32 3axis or BGC 2axis Gimbal Mount for Mavic
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:06:13 AM »
This is a nice and simple gimbal mount that will mount any of the numerous Storm32 & BGC 2 or 3 Axis Gimbals that are available cheap from Aliexpress, Bangood, eBay, etc to fit the Mavic v4.1 clone by CdRsKuLL.

It is designed specifically to fit cdr's Mavic clone and WILL NOT fit any versions that have been resized, or where the "middle" file has been modified.

Long story short, I originally designed this for the "DJI_Mavic_Remix_of_CdRsKuLL_edition" version for the Mavic that was uploaded by "LostMann", not realising (or even knowing) about this site, and it wasn't until I'd printed the arms and tried to install some motors that I realised the files I had printed were much bigger than they should be. It ends up that "LostMann" had scaled his model to 134% and in my hast to print a Mavic, I missed that little detail...

Anyway, I remixed my original model to fit the latest Mavic v4.1 for those who were after a way to easily mount a Storm32 or BGC based gimbal (ie. something like THIS). It should fit perfectly, but if you have any fitment issues at all, let me know and I will adjust the models to suit.

The mount is a two part mount and replaces the mounting section of the Storm32 & BGC 2 or 3 Axis Gimbals.
  • The "top" part fits into the cutout/space available at the front of the "middle" section, clipping over the reliefs already available and is secured by the two side bolts.
  • The "bottom" part allows you to secure the upright of the Storm32 & BGC 2 or 3 Axis Gimbal.
The parts are then held together with the anti-vibration balls that come with the Storm32 & BGC 2 or 3 Axis Gimbals.

I've attached the files, but you can also download them from Thingiverse HERE.

Some photos :)

TOP piece:


Bottom piece:


Installed:





« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 07:10:17 AM by unnefer »

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Re: Storm32 3axis or BGC 2axis Gimbal Mount for Mavic
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 09:15:12 AM »
Thank you very much for your Design... Did you need to extend the legs so the Storm32 gimbal doesn't touch the ground?
Do you have some more pics of how it looks on the Mavic and do you have some videos from it in action...
I have a HackRC Storm32 Gimbal and I am considering to go that route.

Thanks you again!
Ron

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Re: Storm32 3axis or BGC 2axis Gimbal Mount for Mavic
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 10:49:49 PM »
Really nice design unnefer :-) Have you flown with it yet?
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Re: Storm32 3axis or BGC 2axis Gimbal Mount for Mavic
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 07:14:00 AM »
Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. Work's been crazy busy.

Did you need to extend the legs so the Storm32 gimbal doesn't touch the ground?
Hi Ron.

I had to make the front feet approx 95mm long, as there was no way around it due to the overall height of the storm32 based gimbals. They are approx 65mm high without the base and 85mm high with everything assembled using the adapter in my STL.

Do you have some more pics of how it looks on the Mavic and do you have some videos from it in action...
I'm just waitingh for a few parts to arrive on the slow boat from China (ie. motors and flight contoller from Aliexpress). Once they arrive, I'll be able to finish the build and start flying.

I'll post build log once I've finished, which will include more photosand some videos andphotos using the Gimbal.

Check back in 2-3 weeks for an update :)

I have a HackRC Storm32 Gimbal and I am considering to go that route.
I just want to make mention, before you go ahead, that due to the size of these storm32 gimbals, when they are all mnounted to the standard sized Mavic clone, they are quite noticable big in comparison. Everything still looks and works great, they are just very big gimbals.

As mentioned in my first post above, Ithe Mavic clone I printed was actually scalled approx 135%, and while I'm now printing a second using CDR's latestSTL files, the storm32 gimbals actually look right at home on the larger clone :P

Really nice design unnefer :-) Have you flown with it yet?
Hi and thank you so much for all the time and effort you'veput in to your Mavic designs. Without them, we'd all be printing those boxy rectangle looking drones from Thingiverse still  ;D

Unfortunately I'm still waiting on parts to arrive, but the anticipation is driving me crazy :P

Will post some videos once everything is built and it's flying.

Nef.

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Re: Storm32 3axis or BGC 2axis Gimbal Mount for Mavic
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 09:43:24 AM »


I have a HackRC Storm32 Gimbal and I am considering to go that route.
I just want to make mention, before you go ahead, that due to the size of these storm32 gimbals, when they are all mnounted to the standard sized Mavic clone, they are quite noticable big in comparison. Everything still looks and works great, they are just very big gimbals.

As mentioned in my first post above, Ithe Mavic clone I printed was actually scalled approx 135%, and while I'm now printing a second using CDR's latestSTL files, the storm32 gimbals actually look right at home on the larger clone :P


Thank you very much for clarification.. So with the final build you will go the 135% enlarged route or will you go with the original size?


And thank you for providing the STL Files and answering the questions. Can not wait to see your final Build!

In the meantime I bought a MavicAir... Incredible little gadget. :) ... Can not wait to finish up my Mavic build!

Greetings from Germany!
Ron