let me introduce my latest project, a 3D printed gimbal for MobiusHD camera. I call it GimBALL regarding of it's shape...
My goal was to make a closed, aerodynamic shaped gimbal, which can be used in the front of a plane (ie. X-UAV Talon), up to 100 km/h airspeed. So I tried to make thisthing as aerodynamic as it can be. For drive I choosed three size of motors, according to the weight they have to rotate.
For easy operation and FPV purposes, I made a small PCB from an USB plug which will be fixed inside the GimBALL. So Mobius have to be plugged in, that's all. There is a hole for easy SD-card removing and also there are holes for buttons and LED.
I checked the main parts with FEM analysis to be sure they are optimized for external loads (parts weight and wind force):
All parts will be printed using a Stratasys 3D-printer (using FDM technology). Total weight including MobiusHD and motors, screws will be around 280 g (+-15g).
Here are some renders about details:
Next step will be the parts producing and assembly (PART2) and final testing (PART3). So stay tuned!!!
PS.: I'm not planning to produce this GimBALL but if anybody interrested in start producing, just write me an email (email@example.com), since I'm willing to sell 3D models - basically trade for smaller parts that are useful for my projects!!! But I don't have any time to produce parts and take support for customers, etc ... so please don't ask me how much will be a ready- to -use GimBALL...Thank you for your understanding!!!