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Building my own gimbal. What do I need?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Pilotkane, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Pilotkane

    Oct 5, 2016
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    Hi everyone. This is my first post and am new to the world of drones and the like.
    I am wanting to build my own gimbal for phantom 2 and was wondering what components I would need apart from the frame.
    Also what connection block do I need for the 8 pin plug to control the gimbal?
  2. Mako79

    May 16, 2014
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    Sydney Australia
    The Phantom 2's lifting weight isnt much so there is only a limited range of cameras you can carry on a gimbal. You would only need to build a custom gimbal if you are lifting larger cameras like DSLR's etc.
    Are you lifting a GoPro? How many axis stabilization do you need, 3 or 2?
    Look on ebay for pre-assembled gimbals for GoPros. All you need to do is provide 12V power and the onboard gimbal IMU will look after the stabilization.

    And if you are looking to build a gimbal, make sure you have an understanding of brushless motors and their settings (PID tuning etc). If you want lifting power, look for a lower KV motor.
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