Hey Buckaroo Thanks! I am from Joshua Tree CA. ( less or different type of wierdos here than other parts of Cal!) Cazn you provide any info on how to do that? and what kind of hardware from yer dreamin?Yep, folks have, but it's not popular in these parts. There's not much cargo capacity on our birds. There's supposedly a 7th channel which could activate a servo. Maybe I just dreamed that.
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Yep, I think you are correct about the pitch/gimbal. That's what I use it for.I believe the seventh is typically used to control the camera angle servo on those with gimbal'd cameras.
No, I don't think it comes automated with a servo. I think the potential to use it, as I have seen discussed on 3DR user groups, falls under the "Many more' uses they mention.They call it an 'accessory bay' but don't mention it being automated or useable for dropping items.
Here's what they say:
"The accessory bay has similar functionality but is designed for accessories other than gimbal and imaging devices, such as an optical flow indoor flight stabilizer, ballistic parachute system, LED lighting system and many more."