Open-Source Gimbal Designs

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GEPRC Crocodile7 – LDX-218 – Parametric Servo Gimbal

This is a customization of the parametric design that conserves space by putting the servo vertical such that the the servo fits between all four screw holes while having them match the frame. This uses the standard 20mm bearing housing so is compatible with the camera mount options. Files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5152279 Design commissioned by:Continue reading “GEPRC Crocodile7 – LDX-218 – Parametric Servo Gimbal”

Dual-Axis FPV Gimbal

I have finally tried building and flying a dual axis FPV gimbal, with camera pitch and roll being dynamically controlled via a head tracking gimbal. I wanted to know if this would be possible to fly in acro, how difficult it would be to learn, and if it would be practical. I want to brieflyContinue reading “Dual-Axis FPV Gimbal”

Shen Drones Terraplane – LDX-218 – Parametric Servo Gimbal

This is a customization of the parametric design for the Shen Drones Terraplane that includes options for Hero6, 8, and 9/10 in Analog/Shark Byte, and DJI FPV cameras options. If you don’t see a camera mount option you like this design is compatible with these camera mount options. Files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4964713 Alternate Camera-On-Bottom DesignContinue reading “Shen Drones Terraplane – LDX-218 – Parametric Servo Gimbal”

Early Designs

After some early testing I started to make some changes to the gimbal designs Andy Shin had made, reinforcing the hinge and even experimenting with designs that intentionally added friction to the hinge in addition to a sprung servo linkage in an attempt to stop the servo jitters from making it to the camera. IContinue reading “Early Designs”