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1.June.2016

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Jakub Jewula

3rd axis assembly manuals are ready :)

3rd axis:

 

3rd axis for rotating legs:

Which version of the DSLR (BLDC) gimbal should I use?

A few words about this question... 

 

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2-axis gimbal.

 

As you know this kind of the gimbal stabilize camera movements in two axis - roll (tilt left-right) and pitch (tilt front-back). Doesn’t stabilize rotation in yaw axis (horizontally rotation left-right).

Advantages:
- usually lighter construction than 3-axis version,
- stabilize two most important axis which can be enough in typical application,
- you can control tilt axis using radio - tilt camera down or up,

Disadvantages:
- doesn’t stabilise yaw axis, (3rd axis)

If your copter is well made, this setup may be enough in most of applications. TIP: you can use deshaker and stabilize yaw axis only in the post-process. Results may be very good.

Products:
2-axis gimbal: http://quadframe.com/collections/frontpage/products/medium-size-bldc-gimbal-v2
landing legs: http://quadframe.com/collections/legs/products/215mm-clearance-landing-legs
dampening system: http://quadframe.com/products/gimbal-dampening-system-v002
dampening system: http://quadframe.com/products/dampening-system-v003

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3-axis gimbal mounted to the frame (under the frame):

 

 

This kind of the gimbal will do everything you need - stabilize all three axis, giving great video results.

Advantages:
- stabilize all three axis,
- you can control tilt using the radio - tilt camera down or up,
- you can control yaw using the radio - rotate camera left-right independent from the copter position,

Disadvantages:
- usually heavier construction than 2-axis ver,
- requires retractable landing legs if you want to rotate the gimbal, (otherwise landing legs may be visible on the video footage),

Products:
- 2-axis gimbal: http://quadframe.com/collections/frontpage/products/medium-size-bldc-gimbal-v2
- strong 3rd axis: http://quadframe.com/c.../strong-3-axis-gimbal-mechanism
- landing legs: http://quadframe.com/search?q=foldable+OR+light+leg
- dampening system: http://quadframe.com/products/dampening-system-v003
- dampening system: http://quadframe.com/products/gimbal-dampening-system-v004

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3-axis gimbal mounted to the rotating landing legs:

(Recommended design for PRO Video/photographers.)

 

Advantages (like previous setup and...):
- it's safer than retractable legs - legs are always in landing position,
- doesn’t require extra servos and power to the rectangle landing legs system,

Disadvantages:
- ?

Products:
- 2-axis gimbal: http://quadframe.com/collections/frontpage/products/medium-size-bldc-gimbal-v2
- 3rd axis mechanism: http://quadframe.com/collections/fro...imbal-dampening-system-v004
- landing legs: http://quadframe.com/search?q=foldable+OR+light+leg
- dampening system: http://quadframe.com/products/gimbal-dampening-system-v004

 

Which one to buy?

1. Typical application, possibly some post processing will be required - 2 axis.

2. If you need stabilized video straight from the camera, but you don't want to control (rotate) yaw during the flight - 3-axis with non-retractable legs mounted to the arms is a perfect setup.

3. If you need stabilized video straight from the camera, and have option to control the yaw (independent with second operator or by yourself) two setups are possible:
- Gimbal with 3 axis and retractable landing legs, 
or
- Gimbal with 3-axis mounted to the 3rd axis rotating legs (recomended).

 

Just my two cents based on my experience :) 

Jakub Jewula

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