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22 Jun 2019 14:56:09
who??  :laugh:
22 Jun 2019 11:48:18
guess whos back
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18 Jun 2019 10:41:40
Luckily wasn't that far out and managed to bring it back LOS  :sweating: So now need to coat the reset of my kit. :laugh:
18 Jun 2019 10:40:51
Stuff it, yesterday I was going to fly rain or no rain, guess what it was raining, still went out. Quad is all conformal coated so I thought lets give it ago. Quad was fine VRX strapped to the top of me goggles wasn't Didn't think to coat that.
Bad Raven:
12 Jun 2019 19:43:40
You didn't break rules, its just difficult to follow lengthy posts here, better in a proper thread.
12 Jun 2019 18:43:54
Thanks Ched ... BR . sorry if I broke rules
12 Jun 2019 18:41:18
Cheers BR
Bad Raven:
12 Jun 2019 18:39:58
Shout box not ideal for discussions!  BMFA affiliated clubs do not HAVE to force achievement tests no more than they HAVE to allow any specific type of model. There are plane only, there are Heli only, etc.
12 Jun 2019 18:30:21
Seems to be a pv club in IP6 here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483581111957310/
12 Jun 2019 17:38:49
I'm with u on that one ched .  I'm in no hurry to purchase one yet , I like to do a little research as to what is out there . Insurance is a must anyways . I shoot pcps so always covered
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New Camera Gimbal

Started by Mslater, Monday,June 25, 2012, 00:31:41

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Pro camera Gimbals are sodding expensive !!

But why, there's nothing much in them really.  I'm building an octocopter with NHP, in fact its built and fly's very well. So on to the camera mount.

I can lift 2kg or so but that's no excuse to make a heavy mount. We are designing a scaleable gimbal that should suffice all sizes of quad/hex etc.

Its not easy and I'm running into problems with the design so time to start again.  If anyone wants to get involved I'd be more than happy - the design would be shared out to the community and I'll cnc cut them at cost for contributors.

Design Ideas in autocad preferred. but equally JPG or similar is good, I can convert it with a bit of effort.
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Hi Mark,

Yep, deffinitely up for that!

I know it appears that gimbals are simple, but it is a little more complicated that it may first appear, although it does depend what you want to achieve, and what kind of camera you are looking to carry!

Get in touch through the shop and we'll talk further!



Is this thread still open, did you guys make any progress with this, id be interested in jumping on board too.



Hi Andy you could send them private messages  ~~


Adam Polak (http://polakiumengineering.org/?cat=48) designed a very good looking one however he says that it is untested and I was trying to find cheaper manufacturer here in UK and found that its cheaper to order from Adam';s shop (in UK the manufacture of a single unit costs £300). For now I have the bearings and servos.... :(. Adam';s shop is here http://www.shapeways.com/shops/pkmeng and Adam';s project is herehttp://www.thingiverse.com/thing:20080] [url]http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:20080[/url]...



Quote from: andycoates on Sunday,November 18, 2012, 14:02:19
Is this thread still open, did you guys make any progress with this, id be interested in jumping on board too.


Yes, We are now into the 8th re-cut and test. Jeez its not easy but I think we have something good this time. It looks like we can produce an Octo frame with camera gimbal on 2 axis included sub £500. And all carbon !!!
Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !


Hey, just caught up on the replies here, good work, the gimble looks really neat, do you have any video of working prototypes yet?