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Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Apr 9. 5 Replies

Hey all,So, I'm running into a frustrating issue here. I don't have that much experience with wiring up motors so please do forgive me if I've made some sort of very dumb mistake. Right now, I have…Continue

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Chris Anderson replied to Justin Gerard's discussion Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating
"That's too small -- it's just for a 1-cell (3.6v) battery. Something like this would be better: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-6a-esc-0-5a-ubec.html But yes, a Storm 32 is also good. You just want want to bypass the internal…"
Apr 9
Justin Gerard replied to Justin Gerard's discussion Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating
"https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-3a-single-cell-esc-brushed-micro-motors.html something like this? also I have a STORM32 that I Was hoping to avoid using...is that an easier way to go about this? "
Apr 9

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson replied to Justin Gerard's discussion Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating
"You just need to add a small ESC for each motor. "
Apr 9
Justin Gerard replied to Justin Gerard's discussion Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating
"Okay...that makes a lot of sense. What kind of product would I be looking for? Thank you. "
Apr 9

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson replied to Justin Gerard's discussion Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating
"By the looks of it, those motors don't have a built-in ESC. You can't just connect them to a PWM output the way you would to a servo. They need a motor controller!"
Apr 9
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Gimbal motor issues - extreme heating

Hey all,So, I'm running into a frustrating issue here. I don't have that much experience with wiring up motors so please do forgive me if I've made some sort of very dumb mistake. Right now, I have an FX79 Buffalo fixed wing platform that I'm attempting to use as a crop mapping drone. I'm going to be using Raspberry Pi cameras and a 3d printed gimbal to stabilize the dual camera system. I'm trying to use the PIXHAWK2 to run the gimbal motors via AUX motor output (which it's supposed to be able…See More
Apr 9

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