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John Tomelevage commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post 3D printed tricopter - from CAD to reality!
"@Earl - I've been following your build.  I downloaded the STL files from Adrian's Shapeways account and then created my own account and uploaded them.  I'm getting a price estimate for the main body of $152.35 in what they…"
Sep 11, 2013
John Tomelevage posted a blog post

Starlite

Flying a DJI F550 from Starlite in Grants Pass, Oregon.See More
Aug 17, 2013
Emin Bu commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"im not sure if you understand me,wass talking about making something like this  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NorfS_OxMew"
Jun 12, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Hero 3 with interchangeable lens mount
"For that kind of money I think a CCD sensor might be a better choice."
Jun 12, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"Thanks for all the useful comments.  I've got this project on hold due to some other stuff but should have more to report later and I will certainly post video as soon as I shoot some. @Emin Bu - The Servo City blocks are very strong and…"
Jun 12, 2013
Emin Bu commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"John,what do you think is this servocity servoblocks strong enough to attach carbon tubes and use it as retract landing gear?sorry for out of topic but this is only way to know before i order..."
Jun 11, 2013
Hugues commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"hello John, if not too late for the next steps of your build, please find here after some thoughts about using these servo city blocks I've been playing with recently: -it is very difficult to attach the resulting roll/tilt gimbal to the frame…"
May 29, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"@Jim Brett - I have some pre-gimbal footage on my YouTube channel. @Euan Ramsay - Very true.  If you want to carry a big camera, like a DSLR, doing what I've done wouldn't really work.  One day I'd like to see something…"
May 29, 2013
Euan Ramsay commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"Indeed. Good show. Fair point about the low hanging gimbals - especially the brushless variety. I have 155mm legs which have plenty room to hang a gimbal under, but looks like I need bigger legs still if I want to go brushless...:-(   I…"
May 28, 2013
Jim Brett commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"Very nice. Looking forward to seeing this in motion as well as some flight footage."
May 28, 2013

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Morli commented on John Tomelevage's blog post DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics
"Good work, tnx for sharing, Pls do keep posting"
May 28, 2013
John Tomelevage posted a blog post

DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics

I like flying my DJI F550 hexacopter to shoot aerial video of various scenery,  I use a Contour HD 1080P camera mounted to the F550 to capture the video. I have been through countless iterations on mounts for the camera and my current contraption is a "Food Storage Bowl" with some memory foam inside to reduce the…See More
May 28, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty Days (#19): Office IR
"Is that a "C" mount lens?"
May 28, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Hero 3 with interchangeable lens mount
"@R Lefebvre, I finally posted a little about my low profile gimbal: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/diy-low-profile-gimbal-mechanics "
May 28, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Hero 3 with interchangeable lens mount
"That's where you software/hardware wizards come in.  I have faith that you folks who can develop firmware that reads data from gyros and barometric sensors and use that data to control a slew of electronic speed controlled motors that you…"
May 21, 2013
John Tomelevage commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Hero 3 with interchangeable lens mount
"Exactly.  I think the C mount is a good choice for the base camera body and there are plenty of adapters from C to "X" mount."
May 20, 2013

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Please tell us a bit about your UAS interest
LOS flying and FPV in the future. Our local group is at Southern Oregon RC
Hometown:
Grants Pass, Oregon

John Tomelevage's Blog

Starlite

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Flying a DJI F550 from Starlite in Grants Pass, Oregon.

DIY Low Profile Gimbal Mechanics

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 5:30pm 8 Comments

I like flying my DJI F550 hexacopter to shoot aerial video of various scenery,  I use a Contour HD 1080P camera mounted to the F550 to capture the video. I have been through countless iterations on mounts for the camera and my current contraption is a "Food Storage Bowl" with some memory foam inside to…

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