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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2018, 06:24:46 PM »
This is the first print of my new gimbal. Not everything fits perfectly together and some dimensions have to get fixed.
But overall I'm very happy with it. Its very small, light weight and has enough stability.

Unfortunately not all parts are arrived yet, so I can't fix them right now.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 06:26:43 PM by Oberlurch3000 »

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2018, 06:25:22 PM »
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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 06:37:17 PM »
Hi
cant wait to build mine now after looking at yours.

Just wondering if you use a follow me mode?  that is one thing I am after but as I am building one I cant seem to find any information about it


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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2018, 01:34:51 PM »
I really don't know if it works with my setup. And I don't know what parts are needed for this.
But it would be a really nice feature. Maybe after the gimbal works in general I'll try to work on this. ;)

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2018, 12:12:48 PM »
This is the first print of my new gimbal. Not everything fits perfectly together and some dimensions have to get fixed.
But overall I'm very happy with it. Its very small, light weight and has enough stability.

Unfortunately not all parts are arrived yet, so I can't fix them right now.

It looks like you are also using a RunCam split. My gimbal design is similar to yours. What gimbal controller board are you using?
I'm using a HMBGC 2.2 which is cheap, small, and will support either two or three axes. Design is done and tested, but I have yet to wire it up inside the drone.
Working on other issues now - need to modify the arms so that the motors will mount in a better orientation to facilitate better wire routing. This thing needs endless tweaking...  :D
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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2018, 01:27:09 PM »
Yes a Rumcam Split 2.

I'm not very sure if my setup is good.
I bought a Storm32 BGC Gimbal controller for 3 axis. But I'm only using 2 axis and I think I have to programm it for this.
An other one would be better i think. Maybe I will buy a new one.

Further I still don't know how I want conect all those parts.
I've connected my radio RC via S-BUS/D-BUS to the NAZA v2 FC. I think I've to connect the pitch Motor out from the FC with the gimbal controller. So I can control the angle via my radio's potentiometer. But I really don't know if this works with my NAZA v2 FC.

And I try to use the runcam with the wifi module to send the signal to my mobile phone. Could be that the range of the module is to short. I dont't know what distance is possible with this module. Maybe you can connect a better wifi module to the runcam board.

I will read about your gimbal controller. Could be a better choice for me too.

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2018, 02:22:48 PM »

It looks like you are also using a RunCam split. My gimbal design is similar to yours. What gimbal controller board are you using?
I'm using a HMBGC 2.2 which is cheap, small, and will support either two or three axes. Design is done and tested, but I have yet to wire it up inside the drone.
Working on other issues now - need to modify the arms so that the motors will mount in a better orientation to facilitate better wire routing. This thing needs endless tweaking...  :D

KDan, can you post some photos of your gimbal? Also is it 3 axis or 2? Thanks

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2018, 08:41:37 AM »

It looks like you are also using a RunCam split. My gimbal design is similar to yours. What gimbal controller board are you using?
I'm using a HMBGC 2.2 which is cheap, small, and will support either two or three axes. Design is done and tested, but I have yet to wire it up inside the drone.
Working on other issues now - need to modify the arms so that the motors will mount in a better orientation to facilitate better wire routing. This thing needs endless tweaking...  :D

KDan, can you post some photos of your gimbal? Also is it 3 axis or 2? Thanks

I thought I had posted some pictures already, but I guess the pictures were just the controller board and an earlier version of parts of the gimbal. I'll have to take some more pictures of the fully assembled gimbal. It is currently two axis, but could be modified to be three axis with minor changes I think. Renderings of an even earlier version (Storm 32) are here. I changed my mind several times on which components to use and where to locate them. The current (final?) configuration uses the HMBGC 2.2 controller with an Bentian BN-800 M8N GPS. The Nose piece - which is part of the gimbal - was designed to accommodate that specific GPS. 

Oberlurch3000 - your basic gimbal design looks great. It sounds like you just need to figure out what controller board and other components you want to use and make some more parts to integrate everything.
 
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 09:05:54 AM by KDan »
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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2018, 08:45:56 PM »

It looks like you are also using a RunCam split. My gimbal design is similar to yours. What gimbal controller board are you using?
I'm using a HMBGC 2.2 which is cheap, small, and will support either two or three axes. Design is done and tested, but I have yet to wire it up inside the drone.
Working on other issues now - need to modify the arms so that the motors will mount in a better orientation to facilitate better wire routing. This thing needs endless tweaking...  :D

KDan, can you post some photos of your gimbal? Also is it 3 axis or 2? Thanks

I thought I had posted some pictures already, but I guess the pictures were just the controller board and an earlier version of parts of the gimbal. I'll have to take some more pictures of the fully assembled gimbal. It is currently two axis, but could be modified to be three axis with minor changes I think. Renderings of an even earlier version (Storm 32) are here. I changed my mind several times on which components to use and where to locate them. The current (final?) configuration uses the HMBGC 2.2 controller with an Bentian BN-800 M8N GPS. The Nose piece - which is part of the gimbal - was designed to accommodate that specific GPS. 

Oberlurch3000 - your basic gimbal design looks great. It sounds like you just need to figure out what controller board and other components you want to use and make some more parts to integrate everything.

Yes I'm really happy with it. I think it was your gimbal design I took my inspiration from. The parts fit in very well. But before assembling everything i will also buy the HMBGC v2.2 controller. The storm32 board ist just too big.
But first I've to repair my drone. Today one of the front legs moved back while in air and crashed with the propeller from the back leg. So it fall on the ground from about 5 meter. :/ Luckily only the mid part of the body got some cracks. All the other parts are still ok.
I'm not very happy with the mechanism for the front legs. It does not work very well for me. I've to tighten the screws very hard.

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2018, 12:36:58 PM »
Yes a Rumcam Split 2.

I'm not very sure if my setup is good.
I bought a Storm32 BGC Gimbal controller for 3 axis. But I'm only using 2 axis and I think I have to programm it for this.
An other one would be better i think. Maybe I will buy a new one.

Further I still don't know how I want conect all those parts.
I've connected my radio RC via S-BUS/D-BUS to the NAZA v2 FC. I think I've to connect the pitch Motor out from the FC with the gimbal controller. So I can control the angle via my radio's potentiometer. But I really don't know if this works with my NAZA v2 FC.

And I try to use the runcam with the wifi module to send the signal to my mobile phone. Could be that the range of the module is to short. I dont't know what distance is possible with this module. Maybe you can connect a better wifi module to the runcam board.

I will read about your gimbal controller. Could be a better choice for me too.

Hey KDan,
today I got my new HMBGC v2.2 board. I downloaded the latest version of the GUI from Simple BGC installed the drivers and tried to install the new firmware for the controller. But it seems the GUI does not find the board in its library.
Which version of the GUI are you using and where did you get your firmware from? Automatic update or manual (in the GUI)?

OK: I think I solved it... downloaded the GUI for v2.2-8bit and it worked.
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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2018, 02:05:53 PM »
Yea, you can't use the most recent firmware with a clone board. I believe that V2.2 may be the last one that can be used - at least without some additional hacking  ;)
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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2018, 05:04:53 PM »
Do you know if it is necessary to use the little gyro-chip from the gimbal controller or if it is possible to use the signal from the Naza M V2 gyro?

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2018, 10:36:21 AM »
You have to use the little accelerometer chip so that the gimbal procesor knows the absolute position of the camera. In my gimbal I put a little enclosed shelf in the camera housing to hold that board.
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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2018, 02:43:40 PM »
Hi there. I was also looking for a way to get the Duncan Split on a gimbal onto the Mavi Clone. Are there any STL/Iges/Cad files for download so I can try to get this working on mavic build? And do you have any videos from the Duncan split while operating on the gimbal with the mavic flying?

What motors do you use.iRazor had major problems with the motors getting to hot.

BTW., You can disable desired axis in the Storm32 config tool. But I think the Storm32 is a little too big for the Mavic clone.

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Re: Finaly it works!
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2018, 08:40:03 PM »
I'm still working on my gimbal design.
I decided to use Autodesk Inventor for this, not AutoCAD and I had to learn how the program works before going on.

The last few weeks, I spend to build a phone holder for my Turnigy Evolution, so it is possible to see the video while flying.

If I have some new information about the gimbal itself I will tell you ;).