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After market Gimbal advice please

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by firestarteruk, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. firestarteruk

    Feb 17, 2015
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    Hi, im in the UK and have the FC40. I have ordered and obtained a Gimbal kit from the far east. Its been delivered ok but I had not noticed on the ebay advert that the control board is not supplied. Now I see that these control boards are readily available too on Ebay. My question is this. Is there a particular type of board I need to buy? Im assuming that boards generally have the software installed already. Is there something I need to make sure of before I buy a board. Any advice would be great.... Richard
  2. DKDarkness

    Dec 16, 2013
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    There are 4 flavors:

    * Basecamelectronics SimpleBGC controller: 8-bit/32-bit. Expensive or extremely expensive and closed source. Good GUI. Support.
    * Simple BGC clones: "Pirated" versions of the 8-bit 2.2.B2 version of Basecamelectronics controller. Good GUI (Basecam)
    * Martinez boards: 8 bit open source variant of the controller.
    * StOrM32 controller: Extremely cheap and Open Source 32-bit controller. 2 and 3 axis support. http://www.olliw.eu/storm32bgc-wiki/Main_Page Limited support (open source community)
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