Upgrading the CS Mount

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  1. Thijm

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    Upgrading the CS Mount

    Finally received the last bracket. So it is sort of finished!
    First thing i did back in march 2012 when flying/testing Red cam's, was removing the dampers and replaced it with a hard mounted connection. 3 mnd a go it got replaced with this 3mm plate. Fitting directly under the copter with some 1.6cm spacers.

    See images

    Xtra 4mm screw connection Copter/mount > Just for safety :)
    Backplate > 1mm Alu plate
    Tilt-mount > http://www.quadrocopter.com/Dual-Bearing-Tilt-Mount_p_706.html
    Boom-connectors > Main & Side > Added xtra clips (5 sets)
    Long tilt arms
    Packed all cables

    Total w.o. Copter/Lipo/Cam = 1857gr

    Last issue is the central hub. Its bends on every normal landing. I really hope the new alu clips solves this.

    All very easy to change and really happy with the results. Only wish for a Direct drive system!

    Thijm >TFCM
     

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  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Nice work, Thijm.
    Are you going to manufacture the custom parts? (Or sell the rights to FF?) ;)

    Andy.
     
  3. Thijm

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    Haha. Thnx Andy. Just having fun with my friends at our local prop-shop :D

    Thijm
     
  4. Gary Haynes

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    Thijm can you take a picture of the 3mm plate and how it is mounted with the spacers?
     
  5. Thijm

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    Here you go!
     

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  6. Thijm

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  7. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Looks interesting, Thijm.
    I look forward to learning more about it.

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  8. Thijm

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    Yeah. looks like all big players start moving to DD.

    Thijm
     
  9. Howard Dapp

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    Interesting. I'm curious about torque with these smaller DD systems. I think it's ABSOLUTELY exciting to think that maybe in just a year or two we'll have many DD systems available for different size camera/lens combos. Am I being overly optimistic??? I mean the thought of producing almost perfectly stable footage every time...wow
     
  10. Thijm

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    Lets hope a little sooner > This year!
     
  11. Pavlos Antoniou

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    direct drive....!!!! we are waiting...!!!
     
  12. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    My credit card number is 405.... well, tell me when it's ready. :)

    Andy.
     
  13. Solon Luigi

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    We are just in the process of adapting the CS gimbal to direct drive.
    First goal: ZenMuse performance with a small DSLR
    ETA: 4-6 weeks

    Stay tuned :cool:

    Solon
     
  14. Nick Kolias

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    Solon, please keep us posted. Would love to see any pictures of the gimbal you can share.

    nick
     
  15. Pavlos Antoniou

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    Solon you will do it on all 3 axis??? Also you will use radian or something else??

    Thank you..
     
  16. Solon Luigi

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    2 axises first. Maybe 3, but later; pan axis is not so important.
    We're developing our own electronics, since a Radian can't be used.
    Gimbal will become heavier by at least 500g and will have to be setup for every camera/lens combination.

    Solon
     
  17. Pavlos Antoniou

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    Hmmm.. and what about the price fo the 2 axis??
     
  18. Solon Luigi

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    TBD. Maybe (!) € 3000-6000 for a complete gimbal depending on cam weight.
     
  19. Pavlos Antoniou

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    THere wont be an upgrade for our gimbals??
     
  20. Solon Luigi

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    An upgrade would also be possible.
    But we are a small company and can't offer support on a massive scale.
    So you would get parts and some pictures/videos...
    But it's vapourware at the moment anyway.
     

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