Converting my CS gimbal to a brushless gimbal

Discussion in 'Camera Mount Misc' started by Bill Collydas, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    Yes it and I hope you get it <<for Thanksgiving mam>> that will helpo_O
     
  2. Howard Dapp

    Howard Dapp Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    977
    Likes Received:
    111
    Keep it coming Bill!
     
  3. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    This is the pan axis motor. 3axis.jpg
     
  4. Tim Joy

    Tim Joy Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    72
    Very nice job. I'm excited to see it in the air.
    Too bad that pan motor can't be closer to the legs. I would be worried about that aluminum shaft bending though.
     
  5. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    Thanks Tim you are right about that. Just wanted to see how the whole thing fits together. Give me a few hours and I will have it rearranged.

    Bill
     
    Josh Lambeth likes this.
  6. Gustavo Rios

    Gustavo Rios Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi Bill, I was watching the picture of the heavy octo and in the pan they use the same motor not above or below, but yes inside, between the central plates, you would have to disassemble and remove this part and adapt the motor.

    Gustavo.
     
  7. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    Where did you see that Gustavo? you have a link?
    Thanks
    Bill
    PS Wait a minute there's nor oom inside the plates>
     
  8. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    Ok Found it thanks Gustavo. Di you noticed that the motors are not outrunners?
    Ok I see what the did They made the center plates bigger to accomodate the motor. The way it is now you can only fit a 30mm motor between the tubes. Back to the drawing board, no problem. I'll get it done.
    With 70mm spacing to put the new motor in.


    Bill
     
  9. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    Gustavo just for you bro. Did it.
    I had to make a bigger plate so I can fit up to 70mm motors.
    I just assembled it for dry fit.
    Tomorrow I will refine it.
    Thanks for the tip.

    Bill Pan plate.jpg Pan motor.jpg
     
    Steve Price and Brad McGiveron like this.
  10. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    214
    Bill. That looks nice. What are you using to cut all the CF?

    Josh
     
  11. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    Thanks Josh, I use a band saw and a dremmel tool with a fine cut wheel then a oscilating drum sander.
    Messy stuff


    Bill
     
  12. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    214
    No kidding! If this works tell me how much and I will have you build me some parts. :D

    Josh
     
  13. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    That was the prototype. I'm getting all the parts together for the machine shop I will let you know.
    This is how it fits on the cinestar vibration plate..(darn I have no life) CS plate.jpg
     
    Jordi Cristofol likes this.
  14. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    10,371
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    I'm impressed with a work bench with a table cloth, Bill. Now that is real class. :)

    Andy.
     
  15. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    hehehehe. What can I say yes my Kitchen is my workshop right now, My real workroom is a mess besides the kitchen table is bigger.

    Bill
     
  16. Sam Slape

    Sam Slape Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    8
    I think you could sell a brushless gimbal conversion kit! Very cool and well done. Out of interest, is it the direct drive that makes the real improvement or that it's not using servo motors?
     
  17. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    the direct drive has no slop or gear backlash that's the difference and is very responsive. But it has no torque, so if the camera is out of balance it wont work.

    Bill
     
    Jordi Cristofol likes this.
  18. Jordi Cristofol

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2013
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi Bill, i have just buyed a cs8 but i was waiting to buy a guimbal. Thanks for your time and for share your project. I'm following you from spain very interested and excited to see in the air. Thanks a lot. Jordi
     
  19. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    almost complete.jpg Almost complete just a bit longer. Hey you guys don't mind if I post pictures as I go along, do you?
    Thanks
    Bill
     
    Ozkan Erden and Jordi Cristofol like this.
  20. Bill Collydas

    Bill Collydas Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    72
    The adj. tilt bar arrived today from QC.
    Got it installed and works awesome.
    I had to take it all apart though, I couldn't balance it on the cinestar plate.
    The horizontal tubes were too short. So, I changed the tubes and is balanced. When I install the FPV gear and batteries I would have to balance it again.
    Balance, balance, balance, that's the way to a perfect direct drive gimbal.
    tubes.jpg horizontal tubes.jpg
    Thanks
    Bill
     

Share This Page