Vertigo FPV 27x Zoom Gimbal - early bird prices

Hi there,


First of all thank you for your feedback, we are truly excited to get so many warm comments and smart suggestions from all of you.

For all of you who see this project for the first time, check out earlier post to get some info ( http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fpv-gimbal-for-zoom-camera?xg_s...http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fpv-gimbal-for-zoom-camera-firs... )


We (me and Jacob) are happy to inform that the batch #1 prices are set.

One of our goals is to make the product affordable, so we decided to lowered the starting price from $799 to $499. 

Vertigo FPV 27x kits can be ordered through http://vertigofpv.com website, the payment is managed through PayPal.

These are the early bird prices of two Vertigo development sets, Basic and RTF.
We strongly recommend the RTF kit, because it is a fully finished and ready to run product.
The basic kit is made only to give the chance to people that have a smaller budget, and want to try to get it work with their own controller. 
There are 10 sets of each kit to buy, with this price.

Order site: http://vertigofpv.com (choose "Choose Kit" or "Order" button and then "Add to cart" under the desired kit to get to PayPal checkout. You can also choose "Store" from the upper menu)

Please remember to fill in the delivery address in the PayPal checkout step.
The delivery date is set to 01 of May 2015, but in practice we should be ready 2 weeks earlier.

If you need an invoice, please send us the necessary info by email (vertigofpv@gmail.com), after making the payment with PayPal.


Feel free to ask anything about the product at all time.


Cheers,

Greg Dronsky

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Comment by Gary McCray on March 9, 2015 at 7:10pm

Very nice gimbal for FPV Greg.

I think for regular FPV the 3rd axis may not be needed or even desirable since you decouple flight direction axis from view.

It is too bad that there is not yet a 1080P version of that camera available which with the addition of a SD card would make it the ultimate 1080P filming system (especially if you could simultaneously get standard video FPV).

And then that 3rd axis would be more useful too.

Not to take away, it is a great product and excellent for surveillance as it is, just thinking out loud.

I'll bet you already have similar thought as well.

Best,

Gary

Comment by Greg Dronsky on March 9, 2015 at 7:25pm

Hi Gary,

the 3rd axis is crucial for the stabilisation, keep in mind that with 27x zoom gimbal moves with speed of 1 degree per second, and it is impossible to catch a target without it.

Yeah there is no ptz camera with 1080p yet. We thought of using a camera like Sony Handycam but the prices of these start at $500. 

We are working on a version with 720p camera but this will take a longer while to do.

Thanks for the feedback Gary!

Best To You,

Greg

Comment by Mike T on March 9, 2015 at 7:35pm

would definitly need the 3rd axis. this looks great, and i really like what you have done with the demo's, not misleading and very informative. agreed that a 1080p version in the future would be ideal (and probably add a nice buzz word for your marketing)

Comment by Gary McCray on March 9, 2015 at 7:36pm

Good point on the 3rd axis Greg,

That 27X zoom lens does require some superior stabilization.

I was pretty sure the correct part isn't available yet.

Plenty of 1080P cameras with SD cards and at least this 700 line one with a 27x zoom, but nothing remotely like the 2 of them together in the same size (and cost) vicinity.

Might need to interface the lens directly.

Maybe Sony 100QX?

Comment by Greg Dronsky on March 9, 2015 at 7:53pm

Gary,

the cost would be significally larger with a camera like that. As we experienced, our present camera gives you possibilities of obtaining useful shots, definitely great for surveillance or regular fpv. Sure it's not the best resolution, but you are already able to bring the flight experience to the next level. I really hope you will have the possibility to fly with it and check it out your self :)

Thank you for your comments, they bring us closer to better future products!

Best,

Greg

Comment by Nikola Rabchevsky on March 9, 2015 at 8:34pm

What altitude were you flying at in the YouTube video?

Comment by Greg Dronsky on March 10, 2015 at 2:16am

@Nikola - about 50m

Comment by Serge Contal on March 10, 2015 at 2:39am

Congrats, this is so cool.

Comment by Justice Bentz on March 10, 2015 at 4:20am
Nice looking gimbal, it almost looks weatherproof, is it?
Comment by Greg Dronsky on March 10, 2015 at 6:01am

@Mike T - thanks mate! We try our best to be as fair as possible, i am very happy you appreciate it! 1080p is more complicated challenge specially when you want it to be in a nice price range. We are researching this issue, and will release a 1080p version only when 3 criteria is satisfied 1. picture quality 2. solid stabilisation 3. affordable solution. We have some ideas how to approach it but this will take some time.

Cheers!

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