This was posted over at RCG, the OP crezzee was not not interested in starting another discussion here but I think he came up with a brilliant idea for a simple gimbal mount that many would be interested in here.
See thread here>>
The question is will his mount work in APM code since it uses a V-tail mix on the gimbal??
Possibly the mount could be modified to use a standard gimbal mix by moving the tube and servo.
Looks like a perfect solution for many of us,
Wonder how difficult it would be to get the APM to handle this.
Worst case scenario, could just use a KK2 for the purpose of gimbal control only. Still very much worth it for 20 quid or so.
Tried this tonight using a GWS v tail mixer unit. Only partially works, not sure why, seems to be getting odd signals from somewhere.
When set up with a receiver and just the GWS V Tail mixer and two servos, it all works fine as expected, i.e. both servos move in the same direction for elevator and opposite directions for aileron.
When plugged into the APM it sort of works, but not properly. Roll sort of works OK as both servos move opposite to each other (but the amount of roll isn't equal, i.e. about 40 degrees right but only 10 degrees left). Tilt doesn't work as instead of both working in the same direction they work opposite to each other. Tried lots of things but have no idea why this happens.
I would certainly be keen to know if anyone has successfully made this work!
I've just ordered a KK2 ($27) to use solely for camera stabilization until the APM is sorted to work.
See no reason why sub micro servos won't work as long as the camera is only a few grams in weight.
I would suspect the GWS mixer here. I have had trouble with GWS playing nice with other brand receivers before and it was explained to me once why that is, but I don't remember the details.
No idea, I am assuming it is like the APM, will work a long as it has power, whether there are motors on it or not, but won't know until it turns up.
Is that a carbon frame or a plastic carbon look alike? Very smart.
I'll have to wait for the KK2 to arrive as it is being shipped from China to Scotland, usually takes a while. From your picture it probably could mount under the servos maybe? Assuming it works on its own!