FPV Gimbal – Rotor Riot CL1 + HD1 + XR – LDX-218

This is the base design and is intended to be used with the 18mm Universal Camera Mount. It will fit both the normal and XR versions, the base is specific to the CL1 and HD1 as they have different bolt patterns. Guide for 3D printing the gimbal design here. Files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5031319

How-To 3D Print a FPV Gimbal

This is a quick run down on how to print a Medlin Drone FPV Gimbal. Print in TPU, 100% infill, 0.2mm resolution, supports enabled, print on the side such that the hinge profile is not sliced by layers, reference the pictures bellow. I recommend using ‘harder’ TPU filament, as it aids in stiffness for theContinue reading “How-To 3D Print a FPV Gimbal”

Do You Need a Head Tracker?

No, there’s a limitless selection of alternatives that will work to control the gimbal/servo, and you can also set up a switch that changes control of the gimbal from various inputs. For example, a three-position switch can change control between the head tracker, a slider on the transmitter, and a constant value or Betaflight functionContinue reading “Do You Need a Head Tracker?”

FPV Gimbal – T-Motor FT5 MKII V2 HD – LDX-218

This is a designfor the T-Motor FT5 MKII V2 HD, I have chosen to reverse the drone and use the back as the front in order to not move the DJI Air Unit, but I am including options for both normal and reverse orientation. Guide for 3D printing the gimbal design here. Files on Thingiverse:Continue reading “FPV Gimbal – T-Motor FT5 MKII V2 HD – LDX-218”

FPV Gimbal – Camera Mount Options

Many of the open source gimbal designs share the same 20mm bearing housing, this means that for most designs the only frame-specific part is the base, while the top/camera mount is cross-compatible between all designs that share the 20mm bearing housing. This doesn’t mean that they will all work perfectly on any base/frame, this justContinue reading “FPV Gimbal – Camera Mount Options”

Universal Head Tracker V2

Prebuilt head trackers available here: https://medlin-drone-store.myshopify.com/products/pre-built-head-tracker This is a case and mount for an Arduino based Open-Source Head Tracker. This is the the version two based off a different design. There are mount designs for both Fat Shark and DJI, as well as a universal mount. Files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4980301

Flight Tips – First Flight with FPV Gimbal

This is a set of tips and recommendations for trying out a head tracking gimbal for the first time. I recommend setting up the gimbal to have a conservative range of motion, at least for your first flights. You can simply and quickly adjust range of motion via the ‘weight’ on the servo channel inContinue reading “Flight Tips – First Flight with FPV Gimbal”