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Gimbal advice please

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Benitoculito, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Benitoculito

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    Hello all, I know the new gimbal is on its way, but, I can't afford both, I'd like to buy a hero 3 black and a gimbal, but that's a lot of money in one go ! Anybody please give me a few tips on cheaper options, ideally I'd like a gimbal with vertical tilt and useable for FPV.

    Cheers all
     
  2. Audaciter

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    If you go to the Home Page of this forum, there is a whole section for camera gimbals.

    I got the Phantomount X2 wide, so I can use the waterproof housing on the GoPro.
     
  3. Benitoculito

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    Thank you, I've been looking at the x2 wide, it looks great, I'm sure it would be plenty for my needs, now I just need to pay some bills and lie to the misses about the price !
     
  4. Audaciter

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    You will want to get a 6v Bec when you purchase it, to power the servo's correctly.
    also take a look at the modification I did to mine.

    http://flicker.com/photos/you_gene_1/phantom

    you will see that I added a piece of carbon fiber to act as a back rest. (you have to leave a gap at the bottom for the waterproof
    housing to clear nicely).
    Then just add servo tape to the back rest, for the GoPro to adhere to. "nothing too strong"

    Also run a piece of string through the waterproof housing mounting hole, and attach to the mounting base, with enough slack
    to allow full movement of the gimbal.