When is a gimbal not a gimbal?

I am building a hex machine to carry a small DSLR for still photography. I have been working on a 3D gimbal and things are going well. 

In an idle moment the thought struck me "Why do I need a gimbal for still photography?".

Surely I need a camera mount with a tilt (y axis control) as one would have with a 2D gimbal, but why the complexity of stabilization? I am trying to build a flying tripod and although I get that the FPV through the DSLR will not be beautifully smooth a still shot should be just as good, no?

I can't imagine exposures long enough or a gimbal good enough for there to be a need based on exposure time.

The weight saving and simplicity suggest it's worth trying. Has anyone done this?

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