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Lightweight Gimbal and Landing legs

Started by eyeflying, Friday,December 07, 2012, 12:10:12

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eyeflying

Just bought a small batch of landing legs, gimbals and servos to make up the combo shown in the pics. I thought there may be others that have tried this combo and could comment?

From what I can see, the legs seem pretty strong with a degree of flexibility - which is good for hard landings. There';s plenty of rubber too on the mounts for vibration reduction. A small amount of drilling and I would imagine that these could be fitted to virtually any frame.

The gimbal is quite lightweight - great for a GoPro or compact digital camera. The servos are directly connected to the gimbal - no pushrods - which I quite like because it removes and ';play'; and you get a much faster response. The servos are Futaba and TowerPro.

The gimbal slides on to the landing legs rods via more rubber isolation washers - again more vibration reduction.

Assembly was relatively straightforward although I did have to resort to a bit of fettling and super glue to get it to go together how I wanted it. Took about 2 hours in total although I reckon I could have done it quicker if I wasn';t so fussy!

I haven';t tried it in the air yet so I can';t comment on its performance

dani_r

Looks nice! Where did you source that from?

eyeflying

Quote from: dani_r on Friday,December 07, 2012, 12:14:59
Looks nice! Where did you source that from?


All from China - I bought most of the components from Hi-Model - made a few mistakes at first though - bought the wrong bits and didn';t all quite go together and then they went out of stock of the stuff I wanted. Their website descriptions are sometimes poor with no dimensions and they don';t tell you what fits with what.

Anyway, got there in the end - I now know what parts to get when I need more!

mickyt

That looks perfect for a gopro not sure I';d want to put something heavier on the gimbal though, but I';ve got to say it does look very smart  ~~
If someone throw's a stone at you throw a flower at them just remember to throw the pot with it.

benchmark

I eagaly await your feedback on this product, i like the Gimbal setup and i am curious to hear how well it works.

eyeflying

Was hoping to try it out today but too windy - damn weather  :angry:

Smeagol

Well hopefully you have had a chance to try this thing out at last, how did the testing go, would you recommend it.

I have a landing skid that I could mount this on to,  what other items would I need to complete the kit.

Guessing this is the main part of it

http://www.himodel.com/multi_rotors/Universal_Dual-shaft_Damping_Aerial_Tilt_T12_suit_for_Camera_Gopro.html

If used with a gopro would it be a good idea to reduce the length of the mount.



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