I really wasn't sure which section to post this in, so if this is the wrong section I'll apologize now and please point me in the right direction.

I've been reading through the every section of every website I can locate trying to find any help to attach and control a Walkera G-2D Brushless Gimbal to the Pixhawk controller.

I can't seem find anything about it. Let me first say that I am new to this so my experience is minimal. This is my first custom drone project.

I am in the process of building a new rig with a Tarot 680 Pro, DJI E600 motor system and the Pixhawk controller. I have a Walkera G-2D Gimbal that I would like to use.

Has anyone already attached this Gimbal to a Pixhawk?
Any wiring diagrams I can use?

The G-2D controller has a power input and three controller pins for Pit / Roll / AUX, but there is no Ground connector on the control pins.

Heres a link to the limited manual showing the wiring and connectors. (http://img.banggood.com/images/upload/2 ... Manual.pdf)

The diagram in the Wiki (http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-tarot-gimbal/) shows using the AUX 1 port S and GND pins. Im assuming the S pin connects to the pitch pin on the Walkera G-2D controller, but where would I connect the GND pin?

Any help appreciated.



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Hi Simon,
good news, I've tested the gimball with an automatic mission with a DO_SET_ROI command and I found out that the copter could pilot the gimball's pitch (as you can see in the dropbox linked video -> https://www.dropbox.com/s/bvfsk8184vpql5q/v1.mov?dl=0). The problem is in the radio channel bind, how do you have set up your taranis?
I've connected the CH8 of the radio to the S2 cursor that have a weight of 100. In mission planner during the radio calibration I can see that the PWM value of input of the CH8 is between 1494 and 2006. But if I choose the CH8 like input for pich in Mission Planner it doesn't function!!
Do you have any ideas?
Very very big thank you



Try using the RS knob on the right side if your Taranis.  I find it easy to use my index finger to adjust the cam while still keeping my thumb on the stick and also seems more intuitive that when moving the slider up, the camera goes up and visa-versa.

Here is a screenshot of my Taranis .RS is set to channel 6. Remember, channel 6 is set to the connection of the Pixhawk.  If you use a different channel, you will most likely run into problems.

Make sure you calibrate again in mission planner.


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