Open-Source Gimbal Designs

To implement FPV Gimbal designs you will need to generally follow this guide: Adding Servo Gimbal to FPV Multirotor.

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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 of…

FPV Gimbal – Rebel Basic – LDX-218

This is the base design is intended to be used with the 18mm Universal Camera Mount. This frame design forced this gimbal to use a 18mm bearing housing meaning it is not compatible with the standard camera mount options shown elsewhere on the site. Guide for 3D printing the gimbal design here. Files on Thingiverse:…

FPV Gimbal – Holybro Kopis CineWhoop 3″ – LDX-218

This design has two options, one with the servo in horizontal orientation and one that conserves space by putting the servo vertical. Both designs will require the rear to be zip tied down to the top plate as there is no standoffs there to bolt to, this is similar to the Shen Drones Squirt design,…

FPV Gimbal – Universal Camera Mount

This is a FPV gimbal design that accepts any camera via the standard action camera ‘tab’ mount. This is compatible with all existing kits and tutorials and with almost all of the existing Medlin Drone gimbal designs, mounting on the standard Medlin Drone 20mm bearing housing, and will work with analog, DJI, and Shark Byte,…

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 head tracking. 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 briefly discuss what…

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:…

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 just…

FPV Gimbal – Xilo JB Freestyle – LDX-218

This frame design forced this gimbal to use a 18mm bearing housing meaning it is not compatible with the standard camera mount options shown elsewhere on the site. This is the base design and is intended to be used with the 18mm Universal Camera Mount. Guide for 3D printing the gimbal design here. Files on…

On-Servo Design

I have started tinkering with a design where the top “hinge” rotates directly on the servos axle instead of having a secondary axle and linkage. This would provide some advantages if it were able to produce smooth movement but will also have some notable disadvantages, worth testing though. Will update post after initial testing. Update:…

FPV Gimbal – Shen Drones Geyser/Squirt – LDX-218

This is design for the Shen Drones Geyser and Squirt (V1/V2/V3), for the Squirt there are no standoffs that could match the rear screw holes are just zip tied down, this has worked fine and I am yet to break a zip tie despite some hard crashes. Guide for 3D printing the gimbal design here.…

FPV Gimbal – Shen Drones Ichabod V2 – LDX-218

This is a design I made for the Ichabod V2. I am including a version that has a built in TBS Crossfire Immortal-T mount, as well as one that doesn’t. This is a specific offshoot design where I removed the bearing housing and separately created a bear housing in a different CAD model. I am…

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. I…