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camera and gimbal alternative????

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by locoworks, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. locoworks

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    having read the horror stories of damaged ribbon cables and gimbals falling apart etc etc, I was wondering what off the shelf parts are required to swap out with the stock parts to give the same functionality and FPV using a gopro?? the new go pro 4 specs seem fantastic if the reality matches the guestimates. so that would mean control of tilt and video and still capture, maybe not settings. is it even possible???

    or am I waiting to upgrade to a 'phantom 3 vision plus carbon titanium bullet proof xyz' or whatever it will be?
     
  2. Meta4

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    Every day someone asks but the answer is still that it is not possible.
     
  3. locoworks

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    fair enough, but what aspects can't be achieved?
     
  4. ryanhoelzer

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    Connection from different gimbal/camera to the quad, app control.

    Someone is working on a kit, I think last I read it was a month away.
     
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    I believe that you could retrofit a gimbal and GoPro to a Vision or Vision+ and then control the camera functions with the GoPro app or even a GoPro remote if the Hero3+ black is being used. You would have limited range FPV with about a one second lag in my experience. The OSD would not be functional but you can still do a lot of flying and video/photo without OSD. I wouldn't think it would be much different to retrofitting an FC40, for example. A $10 timer attached to the transmitter gives a good clue as to remaining battery time.
    Adding the 7th channel for tilt control is not extremely difficult.