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Basic Gopro 3 Gimbal for the DJI F450 frame

by Maxxi, published

Basic Gopro 3 Gimbal for the DJI F450 frame by Maxxi May 4, 2013


A basic Gopro 3 gimbal for the DJI F450 frame.
The gimbal in the picture is from the first version of this published version. The swivel arms and backplate are now combined in 1 piece.
On my gimbal I use cheap Hextronik MG14 metal gear servo's. Not sure how long they last in this setup. ;)

YT vid of the first version gimbal:

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Hextronik MG14 metal gear servo's
Which servos are we using here ?
Thanks, I'll certainly try it soon

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<p>Which servos are we using here ? <br>cheers</p>

<p>Hextronik MG14 metal gear servo's</p>

<p>Hello, could you give some information regarding the electronic side, do you use Arduino micro-controler ? ... thankyou</p>

<p>Hi, I just use the built-in DJI Naza gimbal controller. It works great for this setup.</p>

<p>Thanks<br>And you can directly connect the servo motors to the DJI Naza controller ?</p>

<p>Yes, you can. :)<br>After tweaking the servo travel and gain settings in the DJI NazaM Assistant software you're good to go.</p>

<p>Thanks, I'll certainly try it soon</p>

<p>anyway to customize that for the DJI Phantom?</p>

<p>That would be possible but I don't have the measurements for the Phantom.</p>

<p>18mm from bottom of DJI GoPro case and 90mm from bottom of Phantom body.. as far as the the mounting holes, i need to wait till i get home to measure that.. So far I havent found it online. </p>

<p>I might be able to use this one, but not sure if I will have the clearance.</p>

<p>The height of this Gimbal is around 80mm so that should work. It even looks like the Phantom has more clearance than my F450 with printed landing gear.</p>

<p>Drilling extra holes in the main mount shouldn't be a problem either.</p>

<p>I will give it a try, what thickness did you print that at? <br>Thanks!</p>

<p>ABS at 220C, 0.2mm layer height, 2 perimeters and (I think) 80% rectilinear infill. Might have been 100% infill but I can't remember. :)</p>

<p>great thanks!</p>

<p>I made one, but had to modify it to fit my servos.. Kinda pushing it though, not enough support on the roll axis. might have trimmed too much off. <br></p>

<p>Sorry for the late reply. I haven't gotten any chattering issues. Maybe it's because of the metalgear servo's I use(although still cheap). </p>

<p>Only one issue came up with those servo's. When mounting them you have to be careful not to push the shaft in too deep or the gearing mechanism locks up. I use a screwdriver to lift them out a tiny bit after mounting.</p>

<p>If your servo's are smaller then my Hextronik ones I think they might not me able to cope with the weight of the tray and arm or your gain settings are too high.</p>

<p>I have both pitch and roll set to 20 at this moment. Haven't played too much with the settings because they're pretty good at this point.</p>