Gimbles seem to be falling in price, this including controller $69 !

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on December 20, 2013 at 7:15am

Yes but main question goes with what software.. There are two main software groups. One is AlexMos which always will have higher price and another is based Open BLGC written by German users. Majority uses AlexMos due it's features.

Comment by Stefan on December 20, 2013 at 8:07am

This gimbal uses the BLGC software. I have one of these and cannot recomment it because:
- Balance is really bad. As pictured the balance is way off. 
- Heavy
- cheap bearring motor's so backlash from the start

Price is quite nice indeed

Comment by robert bouwens on December 20, 2013 at 12:06pm

@jani

write better software ....

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on December 20, 2013 at 1:06pm

Here is another 60$ offer: http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/fpv-gear/2-axis-brushless-camera-g...

@robert "write better software" look at the pid controllers and cry:

http://code.google.com/p/brushless-gimbal/source/browse/trunk/_BruG...

https://github.com/diydrones/ardupilot/blob/master/libraries/PID/PI...

Nothing more to say.

This 32 Bit part looks interesting: http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/flight-controllers/evvgc-1-3.html

Checking up github there seems to be some very nice code from the - well known - John Ihlein online.

Comment by Dave Schilling on December 20, 2013 at 1:59pm

I purchased the Storm gimbal from Helipal.com $179.00. Has a mini USB port but they told me technology so new they had no firmware. Anyone know what it might be? Would love to tweek it if possible. I think they probably used someones stuff and are afraid to admit it. Looks like a Martinez board but not sure. Works well although once in awhile it does a little spasm thing!

Comment by Dave Schilling on December 20, 2013 at 2:01pm

I guess I meant software on the storm gimbal?

Comment by Stuart Brookes on December 20, 2013 at 2:34pm

ive got one of these, wasnt that cheap though...still trally like it. balance is a touch off....i have  a 50 pence coin taped on the pitch motor side and use a pound coin tucked in the strap on top of the gopro....pefeck :)

Comment by Stuart Brookes on December 20, 2013 at 2:36pm

oh i did have to locktite the screws for the frame/arm

Comment by Dave Schilling on December 20, 2013 at 8:35pm

Thanks Stuart if your answer was for me. I think I may have the less costly version of the Storm gimbal.

Comment by Stuart Brookes on December 21, 2013 at 6:04am

Hi Dave, It was meant about the gimball in the OP. But my mate has one that looks like yours and he likes it.

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