We have been working on a tripod mounted Pan/Tilt gimbal and decided a good use would be to test out using it as a GPS based Antenna tracker for our FPV gear we use on our Quadcopter and Multirotors. The antenna is controlled via our Ground Station which reads the GPS positions of the Quadcopter and tells the antenna where to face so that you are always facing the Quadcopter for best the best signal.
We have been working on a couple different model gimbals designed for quadcopter’s and other recreational uses. Below is some video of some of the early test of the entry level gimbal while we were working on the settings for response speeds. The stabilization isn’t perfect, but since it was literally the first test, we felt it was acceptable. Look forward to more videos to come, possibly in the next few hours.
Basic response speed testing. No calibration for servos yet.
Example of what a little bit of generic Final Cut Pro smoothing yields
Over the past few days we have been working on a pan-tilt gimbal system and decided we would show off some Inventor renditions of it as well as give you some goals and specs on it.
As you can see the base plate features a set of hole patterns down the center for mounting your cameras to depending on your center of gravity. Also, depending on your orientation when mounting the trays, the trays are able to fully swing whatever is mounted on them within the arms.