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Scratching my head on these gimabls for Vision

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by osen007, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. osen007

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    Drone expert's gimbal looks great and of course there are a few different ones. I dont want a $100 dollar peice of crap and I dont want to lay out $600 u.s. dollars because thats Half the price of the vision copter for a gimbal.

    Any thoughts of names of a middle of the line gimbal that people are using.
    Please no "What-if's" or "Or I think this one" awnsers, I think we all need to hear hard facts on gimbal, mounting, syncing, quality and PRICE.............WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY USING AND WHY DO YOU LIKE IT?
     
  2. tizzl10

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    without breaking the bank and without spending money on a piece of poo like i have recently done, i would recommend the taco-rc gimbal.

    http://www.taco-rc.com/servlet/the-36/3 ... unt/Detail
     
  3. amrflyingdude

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    +1
     
  4. tizzl10

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    forgot to answer the rest of your question.. the reason why i like it is because its available. i dont have to wait for 3 Easter's for the thing to show up at my door. It's relatively cheap compared to the upper end, have yet to ship out gimbals. Now, it takes a bit of tinkering to get it working perfectly, but that's part of the fun in learning how these devices work.
     
  5. bronk33

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    I ordered the taco rc plug and play 2 days ago...
     
  6. osen007

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    Cool I will look into it, Im going to florida the next 5 days and when I get back Ill read this forum see what else.. thanks so for.
     
  7. rfernandez

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    Well if you come to south florida Miami area, and you bring your bird let me know we can meet and fly.
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  8. Pull_Up

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    I have a Rotorpixel. I have sample footage on my YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Nomisnotwen This is not a comparative review as I have no experience with other gimbals. I won't be knocking anyone else's products because I do not have them in hand to test. From my experience I would recommend this gimbal.

    It's currently on pre-order, so not available for immediate delivery. The company have stated they are in a position where they are about to ramp production, but a realistic delivery time if you place your order now is 8 weeks (could be sooner if they hit the 100 gimbals per week assembly target ahead of schedule). It costs $389. I had one of the first couple of pre-orders in February and have had it for just over 2 weeks.

    I bought it for the following reasons:

    Construction - mainly metal which will take a beating. The camera holder is high-quality industrial 3d printed and will be sacrificial in a crash but the rest of the gimbal will survive pretty much unscathed as there is no structural plastic;
    Mounting - I preferred a hanging mounting point over any other option as I felt it would isolate more vibration more effectively;
    Damping - adjustable damping to allow for different aircraft setups;
    Controller - a genuine SimpleBGC controller board approved by SimpleBGC;
    Upgradeable - a third-axis retro-fit kit will be made available to allow yaw stabilisation;
    Portable - if you get a new aircraft this gimbal will come with you as they will have mounts for GoPro and other cameras - it's not tied to the Vision platform. It uses powerful motors that will handle weightier cameras than the Vision's;
    Filters - the camera mount means the lens filter kit can be used without modification.

    In use I like it for the following reasons:

    For me, it was true plug-and-play - no soldering, no settings required changing, once the sweet spot on the damper adjustment was found it just worked;
    Efficient on power - despite being heavier than plastic gimbals I get 17 minutes of flight time on a standard flight (verified by Flytrex data);
    Fits in my flight case without any issue - the camera can be removed very quickly if required and the gimbal itself remains within the Vision legs;
    Wide range of movement - in gusty conditions it has a large range of travel to enable the camera to stay level despite large corrective movements of the aircraft;
    It still allows me to keep my preferred Flytrex mount point on the underside of the airframe;
    It looks good on the aircraft! :)

    Hope that's useful. As I said, it's not comparative because I have not flown every other gimbal out there.
     
  9. osen007

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    Ya I'm going to buy the one u have pull up, it seems you comment on a lot of posts so u would know what you talking about thanks