As many of you are aware, a lot of folks are currently flying Developer Edition Irises and are providing invaluable feedback that will help finalize the consumer version of Iris for release later this Fall.  We are also performing a lot of tests on the Iris and looking for ways to make it even better.

Here's a short video of us testing a candidate brushless gimbal that we may offer with the Iris.  The goal of the test was not to get perfect studio-like video but instead to really test the limits of both the craft and gimbal to find the edge of the envelope.  I think the results are pretty good with a small amount of tuning and level-setting that we could add to it.  


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Comment by Taylor Davis on October 10, 2013 at 11:16am

Looking good guys!!

Comment by Sam Kelly on October 10, 2013 at 12:27pm

Needs more black metal.

Comment by Stan Clayton on October 10, 2013 at 12:50pm

Very cool, BAC...and terrific video! It was a bit notchy, but that could a result of my watching the vid on 4g.

Comment by Dany Thivierge on October 10, 2013 at 1:10pm

Very nice, care to share the camera used? motor specs? Getting similar results on my gimbals and for that I had to go overkill on the motors. I think it's key for brushless gimbals to run a safe margin on motor capacity. 

I can see custom legs! please print me some and include them in my dev kit so I can do a similar video! :) 

Oh and the western coast air has started to affect you... what song was that? hehe :)  keep the good work Pablo! 


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Comment by BayAreaCrasher on October 10, 2013 at 1:18pm

No problem Dany.  This is with the standard Iris motors and props (that had been a bit chipped from a few crashes earlier).  The camera is a GoPro3 shooting in 1080p at 60fps with Protunes ON.

Song is by Sigur Ros (here).  :)

I'll check on the legs but your dev kit already went out :(

Comment by Glenn M on October 10, 2013 at 1:24pm

I take it the final gimbal will give a view completely clear of frame and props?

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Comment by BayAreaCrasher on October 10, 2013 at 1:25pm

Indeed Glenn.  This was a test but the design team is working on gimbal placement, leg design, etc.

Comment by Glenn M on October 10, 2013 at 1:28pm

That's good to hear, it looks pretty solid. Will it come with an alexmos board or a martinez one (or something else?) I had no end of troubles with the open source firmware and the stress levels in my life decreased markedly when I ditched it in favour of a alexmos board.

Comment by Shawn Burns on October 10, 2013 at 1:37pm

I think you guys are testing the Tarot T2D gimbal Right? Think I saw you post an instagram pic along w/ the 3D printed legs..

very nice video too!

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Comment by BayAreaCrasher on October 10, 2013 at 1:41pm

@Glenn...still TBD, we're testing various gimbals. 

@Shawn...this was a Tarot yes.  


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