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Silly Gimbal question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by syotr, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. syotr

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    Why do gimbals need motors? Wouldn't it be possible to design a gimbal like a steadicam so that gravity kept the camera level?
     
  2. natscape

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    Wind and momentum will tilt the camera during flight. These factors require motors to compensate.


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  3. Gizmo3000

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    I guess in pure theory, yes,. one could rig up a Steadicam type thing to a quad copter.
    But the downside is that those require a counterweight and space for it, and while it might remain steady for the shortened flight, it would also be affected by wind and would probably be all over the place.