somebody just bring me a nice 3 axis camera gimbal, and he would like me to find a nice sharp way to stabilize it.
it s a 360 degre one
he tried the fy20a but not worth it, do you think ardupilot as standalone could do the job?
anybody tried it?
thxx for helping
this works no problem I was thinking of doing a how 2 too.. APM will handle the pitch & role you can control the rotation from your radio http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/APM2_Motor_order
i don t need to turn it, i need it to be very steady, and why not keep a direction with magnetometer,
couldn t find any example of video recorded this way
I think it could work. Try setting it in Helicopter mode, with the camera pitch and roll tied to the camera pitch and roll outputs. Then plug the yaw into the rudder control function.
thx robert, so for you the helicopter mode, would be more accurate than the plane mode?
I don't think the airplane mode would really work well at all.
The trick to this, I think is the APM has to be mounted *inside* the pan gimbal, but outside the roll and tilt gimbals.
interesting idea robert, but why s that?
i was thinking to set it on the top part of the gimball.
do you think you can improve the speed it react by adjusting pid values?
thxx for your time robert
It really has to do with how the system is set up. The standard camera control code expects the IMU/APM to be placed outside the pitch and roll axis, so you have to do that. Then, the yaw control code expects the IMU/APM to be placed inside the control axis (ie: on the helicopter frame). Now, this solution would require a continuous rotation modified servo, I think. If you are not using a continuous rotation servo, things get more complicated.