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P2V Gimbal?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by clintnovak, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. clintnovak

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    So now that the P2V+ is out and all these Gimbals are coming out for the P2V... The big question is what Gimbal is the best? I want to get one but its hard to know what know is the best.

    Can someone break it down for me?
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    If they are working properly they should all give very similar levels of stabilisation. The differentiators include:

    Robustness of construction - gimbals don't do well after a hard "landing";
    If they are running genuine controller boards, not knock-offs;
    Weight (but see my first point);
    Power efficiency;
    Utility (can you repurpose it on another aircraft, for example?);
    Price;
    Support;
    Availability of spares (see first point!);
    Upgradeability (3rd axis?);
    ... and so on!

    For what it's worth I'm very happy with my Rotorpixel, but there are people equally happy with their Dronexpert gimbal, their chinese all-plastic knock-off SimpleBGC board gimbal, and everything in between. It's all about what's best for you, really.
     
  3. clintnovak

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    I have not seen anything about the second gimbal you commented on. I should look in to it. I want to do the first one but the 3 month wait would kill me. Are all gimbals that long of a wait?

    Edit: wow, $600 for that gimbal? Thats a lot.
     
  4. sunnyside

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    I love Rotorpixel BUT I have not received the package yet since it was shipped on 22 April..
    And try to contact Keri and the response is hopeless.
    It is international Small Packet International Surface. I ask Rotorpixel for shipment receipt to contact to my local post office but nothing attempt to help from the company.