New DIY Brushless Gimbal For 5D Mk2

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  1. Loris Coniglio

    Loris Coniglio New Member

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    Hi All
    This is my new gimbal.
    Pan motor have slip ring so I can use main battery for power.

    This prototype have green color, I like it ;)
    foto 1.JPG foto 2.JPG
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    That’s cool. Do you have a 3D printer? Is that how you’re making those parts? Do you find that the ABS or PLA is strong enough to withstand the forces of a gimbal in flight?
     
  3. Loris Coniglio

    Loris Coniglio New Member

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    Yes, is 3D printed and I use PLA.
    Sure, is strong enough for 5D and much more.
    I think is better than my previous CF tube gimbal!
    I draw all the parts and printed with my own DIY 3d printer ;)
     
  4. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Awesome! Are you going to put your bits on Thingiverse?
    Which printer do you use?
     
  5. Loris Coniglio

    Loris Coniglio New Member

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    I don't know.. in next days will define some details, and test it on fly (when stop raining here!!)
    My printer is similar to reprap prusa.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Steve: Check out the "Up Plus 2" -- much less hassle than the Makerbot machines, based on my research.

    Andy.
     
  7. Howard Dapp

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    Nice, that looks extremely strong and rigid. Do you have any concern with PLA and motor heat during the summer months?
     
  8. Loris Coniglio

    Loris Coniglio New Member

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    Next test is to put everything in the oven at 70° C
     
  9. kjetil tønnesen

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    hello it looks nice :)
     
  10. kjetil tønnesen

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    whats the controller of it? alexmos
     
  11. Loris Coniglio

    Loris Coniglio New Member

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    yes, Alexmos nnoard with 3rd expansion board.

    I reprinted all with ABS, now it support higher temperature.

    One more test:
    Now I think is perfect!
    Just cut&past
     
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  12. Janne Hoglund

    Janne Hoglund Member

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    Very well done :)
    What motors are you using on your gimbal?
     
  13. Howard Dapp

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    Nice! I had my doubts about those PLA motor supports holding up against heat. Looks great.

     
  14. Loris Coniglio

    Loris Coniglio New Member

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    The motor are 3x iflight 5208 and 1 8017 for pan
     
  15. Janne Hoglund

    Janne Hoglund Member

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    Thanks, you have made one very stable gimbal!
    When well tuned the Alexmos is an awesome board.
     

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