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3D print gimbal

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by blunde, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. blunde

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    Hi guys,

    This is my attempt on designing a gimbal for the Phantom that you can print on your 3D printer.

    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... revstart=0

    It hasn't been any good flight weather after i finished the assembly, but forecast are good for tomorrow.
    Will try to upload video then.

    Regards,
    Bjarte
     
  2. pwright

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    That is really cool. Hope we get to see what it looks like when made and how it works.
     
  3. MX45OR

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    I wish I had a 3D printer. The stuff I'd do with it would be endless.
     
  4. blunde

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    This is what it looks like when made.

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    I have tested it, and it kinda shaky. Think i need to add more support to the main mount.
     
  5. MX45OR

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    You could take the original gopro mount off, and use the brass inserts in the Phantom instead.
    It would make better contact with the body,(less room for harmonics) make the mount further forward( to avoid those arm and leg shots), and you could add moon gel if you wanted to keep the jello to a minimum.
     
  6. Kakou67

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    Nice gimbal !
     
  7. NUPNAG

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    can i ask, are you selling any of them.. :!: :!: :!:
     
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    Wow ! so very cool !!!
     
  9. blunde

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    After a bit of testing, it seems like it's too flexible and causes to much vibration than stabilization.

    I have now ordered new carbon fiber props, brushless gimbal motors, rubber dampeners and Alexmos card.
    Will try to design a new model to be printed or use the Skylight design...