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Recommend me a cheap camera gimble

Started by teslahed, Wednesday,August 01, 2012, 12:12:13

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Can anyone recommend me a cheap camera gimble? I haven't really looked in to them as I've only recently got my quadcopter flying (nearly) smoothly enough to be worth trying to take video with but I've been asked to video record of my sisters wedding from the air if possible. I'd like to get something a little better in quality than the slightly fuzzy mini spycam footage I've managed so far but I've not looked in to camera gimbles yet and don't know much about them. I'd probably want to buy something rather than make something just to increase my chances of success the first time around in the 3 weeks i have remaining. Should have looked into it sooner really but nevermind :shrug:
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


This one from rctimer looks very good value all carbon fibre and including metal gear servo's


Carbon fiber Camera Mount

Free two Servos!

This is special offer!!!

CM102-DS 2-Axis Camera Gimbal Frame

Product: CM102-DS 2-axis Camera Gimbal Frame
Material: Carbon Fiber ( thickness 1.2mm)
Weight: 75g (2pcs Servos not included)
Weight: 103g (2pcs Servos included)
The Depth of Inner Frame: 68mm
Dimension: 170mm(Width) x 158mm(Depth) x 110mm Height)
Rolling angle: 60 degree
Pitch angle: 80 degree
Max load: <500g




Servo Specs

Model: 9025MG
Speed: 0.09s/60 @ 6.0V
Torque: 2.5kg/cm @ 6.0V
Working voltage: 4.8V-6.0V
Gear type: Full Metal gear
Dimension: 23mm x 12.1mm x 28.8mm
Weight: 13g

Product introduction:

CM102-DS Camera Gimbal is 2-axis(rolling axis and pitching axis) special designed for FPV fans. CM102-DS Camera Gimbal could install on normal helicopter, such as XAircraft X650V4/V8 X450P DIY-Hexa Sigma Q4-480W Y6-500FG and most of other DIY frame.

CM102-DS Camera Gimbal provide 2-axis control functions: Rolling and pitching. The gimbal comes with 2 special smoothly digital servos(RCTIMER 9025MG),it could direct drive by reciever. For the auto stabilization function, it
should be drive by flight control or autostablizer. The gimbal Y axis and X axis adopt linkage drive mode, during the driven processing, torque and speed changes! When it starts, the speed is fast; when it stops, it is gentle and soft.
which is more conform to dynamic requests for camera gimbal stabilizer drive to reduction ratio. CM102-DS provide several reduction ratio collocations for player to choose, in order to get the perfect performance. (The ratio in the user manual is highly recommended)


After looking around i went for the RCtimer gimble as it does look pretty good. It should be interesting to see if i can get it delivered, working and learn to use it in the 3 weeks before the wedding.

The good news is i hear the grounds where they are getting married are big so i wont be having to fly near people if i can get something working well enough to be worth trying.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.



for the ultimate in cheap then try DIY build.  I have a single axis gimbal I am thinking of modifying to 2 axis as I have 2 sheets of G10 fibre board :))

see attched for an example of a diy job



Quote from: teslahed on Monday,August 06, 2012, 11:07:43
After looking around i went for the RCtimer gimble as it does look pretty good.

How did you get on with that in the end?

Mine arrived today, but I';ve so many different toys piling up, I haven';t looked at it yet!


Any update on this one Chris, i';m just on the lookout for a gimbal/gimble for a gopro on my naza spider


i would also like to hear if this gimbal is any good or not, im looking for a entry level gimbal.