New product: Downward facing camera gimbal

Just found this nice product. There are 2 versions, the Flatmap 1 and Flatmap 2.

For some reason, the FM1 has 2 axis, and the FM2 has 1 axis.

The site says they are for fixed wing, but looks like it could be integrated into a multirotor quite easily.

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Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on January 20, 2014 at 1:00am

150 dollars is a bit too much. Maybe if it was brushless the price could be justified but no. But the concept is very cool non the less.

Comment by yudi irawan on January 20, 2014 at 3:42am

look like very nice product, I have search this product for a long time, I have a question: is this gimbal support for canon ixus 140 camera?


Comment by Hein du Plessis on January 20, 2014 at 3:47am

@Christiaan - that looks like quality servos, which can cost $50 each, I don't see how they can sell it for less. I'd love to see a demo though before investing.

Comment by yudi irawan on January 20, 2014 at 4:48am

Yes that right, is this any

demo video ?

Comment by Mark on January 20, 2014 at 4:51am

Can't see what they are made of? CF?

Comment by Craig Bussel on January 20, 2014 at 11:13am

How about some dimensions and a bit more information, very interested, but would like to know if it would fit in my plane

Comment by Don LeRoi on January 20, 2014 at 12:55pm
Comment by Ryan on January 20, 2014 at 3:51pm

Hey guys, I'm the creator of this gimbal. I am amazed by the amount of interest I am receiving.  I started working on these gimbals after scrubbing mapping missions due to strong weather.    The camera was all over the place and needed something to hold its position. This is where the Flatmap1 gimbal started.

I apologize for the lack of info on my website. I honestly didn't think I would have a lot of traffic this early on (website was created roughly 3 weeks ago).

Currently I am working on documentation. Last night I worked to create an assembly manual and tonight I am working on the aircraft installation instructions. I will also be adding dimentional information as well. Videos will be coming soon!

Will be answering question as soon as I get a free moment.  Happy flying :)

Comment by Craig Bussel on January 20, 2014 at 4:01pm

Well, keep us posted, I want this for my RQ-11 build, and can also see the uses for multicopter or any airframe for that matter, mapping is going to be big, thanks for saving alot of us the time for buildning one ourselves

Comment by Stephen Zidek on January 21, 2014 at 10:51am

I'd love to see a Flatmap 3 which is like the 1 but has a mounting plate on the top so it can be suspended from a copter.


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