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Phantom 2 Vision Gimbals

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by ProfessorStein, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. ProfessorStein

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    I've been trying to sort out gimbal options for my P2V, and with all the product-specific posts nearly impossible to read anymore (the Rotorpixel post has 441 PAGES of comments, as of this writting... who has the time to go through all that??) I thought I'd try to encapsulate here for quick reference. If you care to add comments with either new gimbals offered, edits to pros/cons, or indicate that you have and like/dislike a particular gimbal, I'll try to keep this first page updated so it can be a decent starting place for anybody else looking.


    2-axis Gimbals
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    Using the standard FC200 camera

    RotorPixel
    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?

    Pros:
    - Mid-range price
    - Plug-and-play
    - Uses standard AlexMos/BaseCam SimpleBGC
    - Supposedly balanced for the FC200, out of the box
    - Compatible with the Vision app for tilt control
    Cons:
    - Long wait times for delivery (supposedly to be eliviated by moving to injection molding)
    - Can require a lot of fussing for calibration



    Aerial Freaks Cyclops Vision Brushless Gimbal
    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?

    Pros:
    - Mid-range price
    - Plug-and-play
    - Uses standard AlexMos/BaseCam SimpleBGC
    Cons:
    - Sounds like the longer landing skids are a good idea when using this gimbal



    3DPower 2-Axis Gimbal (aka Taco Supreme)
    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?

    Pros:
    - Less expensive that most
    - Plug-and-play
    - Compatible with the Vision app for tilt control
    CCons:
    - Does not use standard AlexMos/BaseCam SimpleBGC (??)
    - Some quality control issues - easily resolved
    - Some are requiring lots of fussing for calibration
    - Some jello - fixable (?)



    Project MotorPixie
    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?

    Pros:
    - Inexpensive if you have a 3D printer
    - Plug-and-play
    - Open Source and tailorable to your needs
    - Uses standard AlexMos/BaseCam SimpleBGC
    - Support: DKDarkness is a PP member and happy to answer questions
    Cons:
    - If you DON'T have a 3D printer...
    - Not a great deal of documentation
    - Takes a lot of configuration




    2-axis Gimbals
    Using GoPro or other
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    Project MotorPixie
    Like the standard Project MotorPixie gimbal, just print the GoPro mount instead of the FC200.
    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?




    3-axis Gimbals
    Using the standard FC200 camera
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    Project MotorPixie
    Like the 2-axis Project MotorPixie gimbal, but 3D.
    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?




    3-axis Gimbals
    Using GoPro or other
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    GoodLuckBuy 3-axis Gimbal for GooPro 2/3 FPV
    Like the 2-axis Project MotorPixie gimbal, but 3D and with the GoPro mount.

    Likes: ?
    Dislikes: ?

    Pros:
    - Extremely inexpensive
    Cons:
    - Some quality issues
    - Longer landing skids recommended
    - Can require lots of fussing for calibration



    Project MotorPixie
    Like the 2-axis Project MotorPixie gimbal, but 3D and with the GoPro mount.

    Likes: ?
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    Or if you think the descriptions need to add any factors...
     
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    Access to spare parts?
    Availability?
    User support?
    Versability?
    Weight?
    Flight time?
    Durability?
    MTBF?
     
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    You guys will have to help me collect all that info... But I'd be happy to include it!
     
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