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New DYS 3-Axis Gimbal Project Started

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Categories: Aerial ImageryBuild LogCamera GimbalGoProMultirotor AircraftPhotography
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I always have to be building or tweaking something in the drone world it would seem.  It’s like an addiction really.  Unsatisfied with GoPro images, I’m hoping to get my old Canon S95 or my new Sony RX100 camera mounted on a gimbal on my 680mm Alien quadcopter.

3-Axis Gimbal

3-Axis Gimbal

After a lot of research I decided to pick up this “DYS” 3-axis gimbal pictured above, on Amazon.  The main parts are milled aluminum and I like the way they can be easily tweaked for balancing various cameras without even needing a tool. This gimbal will hold a NEX camera as well, which is the one I use on my large hexacopter. This gimbal could save a lot of weight as compared to the very nice, but overbuilt Arris Zhaoyun 3-axis gimbal I’m currently using.

Part of the reason this setup above is inexpensive is it is not assembled. Versions may come in 2-axis or 3-axis, and often times the controller board is not included. I have a SimpleBGC 32bit controller ready to go for this unit. I’m almost ready to start mounting that part, then will come the PID tuning.

I’m going to be on vacation for a few days, so this project will probably be on hold for a week or so, but looking forward to getting this rocking on a foldable bird I can take to remote locations.

Here’s where I bought the DYS 3-Axis Gimbal.


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