Whoop FPV Gimbal

This is a FPV Gimbal designed for whoops/micros and mounts to a standard whoop board (26mm x 26mm).  Kits and Pre-Builts available at the Medlin Drone Store! Files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5733796 Long overdue, I have finally made a tiny whoop gimbal to practice and enjoy flying with a FPV gimbal, via head tracking or other means ofContinue reading “Whoop FPV Gimbal”

Timing Belt Linkage – The Ultimate Solution?

This is a rough account of the design progression of the Timing-Belt FPV Gimbal. It doesn’t cover every hurdle or design revision, just some of the major points of progression. First thoughts (Approx 6/15/22): I have recently had my kits and designs get in front of more people at higher levels. This has provided meContinue reading “Timing Belt Linkage – The Ultimate Solution?”

TBS Tango 2 and Mambo – Head Tracker Compatibility – The Saga

Unfortunately, the TBS Tango 2 and Mambo aren’t currently compatible with the head tracker. I have talked to TBS about this, they said they could make it compatible with a firmware update (to allow a ‘wired trainer’ function) but didn’t say if/when they would. The more people that reach out to them the more likelyContinue reading “TBS Tango 2 and Mambo – Head Tracker Compatibility – The Saga”

FPV Gimbal + “Cheater Quad”

Flying with a head tracking FPV gimbal allows backwards flight while maintaining framing on a subject. However, it can be risky to fly backwards for a long distance or through obstacles, a visual observer can help confirm safe trajectory, but I wanted to see if a ‘Cheater Quad’ setup could help solve this problem. ForContinue reading “FPV Gimbal + “Cheater Quad””

Replacing Vertical Servo Mount with Push-Through Servo Mount

The servo is large 40x40x20mm and a lot of frames do not have the space required for horizontally mounting the servo to the top plate between the front four standoffs the same way the Terraplane does. I had solved this by mounting the servo vertically, this worked well at first but once I switched overContinue reading “Replacing Vertical Servo Mount with Push-Through Servo Mount”

Head Tracking FPV Gimbal Simulator with VR Goggles

Until recently, the only way I have known of for someone to learn to fly with a head tracking FPV gimbal has been to have a drone in the air. This is a significant problem since when learning it is easy to get disoriented and crash. I was not aware of any simulator that supportedContinue reading “Head Tracking FPV Gimbal Simulator with VR Goggles”

Fully Switching to the Universal Mount FPV Gimbal

Announcing a full switch to the Universal Mount for standard single-axis FPV gimbals. It works well. It simplifies and increases consistency across different designs. It has excellent durability and camera protection, it’s smaller and looks cool, it’s just better, and it feels like a much more optimized system. My whole fleet is already switched over,Continue reading “Fully Switching to the Universal Mount FPV Gimbal”

Universal FPV Gimbal + Quark Stabilizer

The dual axis head tracking FPV gimbal is very difficult to use effectively, I am still practicing with it occasionally but for now I believe a single axis is more practical. However, someone (PKNEXUS) brought up the idea on discord to have “a single axis gimbal on the roll for the gopro only, with pitchContinue reading “Universal FPV Gimbal + Quark Stabilizer”

Transmitter Auxiliary Port Fix – Radiomaster TX16S

The TX16S is my current preferred transmitter, however it has an issue with the aux port for the head tracker, you have to pull the plug out slightly to get it to work and sometimes it will unexpectedly disconnect. This is a known issue but I have found a solution. You can open the transmitterContinue reading “Transmitter Auxiliary Port Fix – Radiomaster TX16S”