Tilt adjusting, just goes to endpoints?

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  1. Gary McCready

    Gary McCready Active Member

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    Maybe I missed something but I just discovered this "problem" with the tilt. On the MK I could move the rotary switch 1/2 way and the camera would tilt 1/2 way. Now it tilts all the way unless I move it back to "zero". Is this the way it is supposed to be or do I need to change some parameter on Radian or Tx?
    The problem is how I can do this while flying, as there is no "indent" center on the rotary switch of the MX-20.
    How do you determine where zero is with the MX-20, I can't really stop and look at the little numbers as I turn the dial?
    This isn't really a problem with the video, as I run the feed to my TV or Pirate Eye, and can see the tilt stop. Only a problem with the way I do pictures on the t2i, just taking pictures every 2 seconds. It is hard to tell the angle of the camera at distance.
     
  2. Gary Haynes

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    Yes, the Radians are not like using the MK board with servos. The rotary dial needs to go back to Zero to stop the movement. Same with the Pan Radian/servo. There is a virtual detent on the rotary input. The MX-20 will beep when you are at the zero spot.
     
  3. Gary McCready

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    Thanks again Gary! That is a bit of a disappointment, because even if I stop the travel, unless I can see it, I won't really know what the angle is. Not sure if I can do video out for my video feed and take pics with my Canon t2i. I'll have to look into it. I only have the two axis so I don't have to worry about the pan, at least.
     
  4. Gary Haynes

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    If you don't have a VidOut or HDMI out you can always mount an FPV camera either on the t2i or on the tilt bar to get close enough for rough framing.
     
  5. Gary McCready

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    Yea Gary, I might have to do the FPV cam. I don't think I can output vid and take pics at the same time... Nice name BTW! lol
     
  6. Gary Haynes

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    Take a look at the videos from Beauregard on Vimeo. Like this ONE. You can see how he has mounted his camera. I've seen that Jeff had a custom attach made for an FPV camera looking through the regular eyepiece. I've made a strap and attach mine to the top of the lens. Lots of ways to skin the cat as it were.
     
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    Thank Gary, I was trying to avoid adding yet another gizmo to my bird..lol I've got it figured out! My video output on my Canon t2i works, if I turn on "live view", and turn off the Audio monitoring on Magic lantern.
     

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