Simple low cost gyro stabilized camera roll axis

I'm going to mount this 10 x zoom camera under wing inside fuselage in my Skywalker. There is space for it. it will be pointing out to the left side of the plane because the FY 21 AP will turn left in circle mode.

The system are very simple and also low cost. The servo got mems gyro inside. I know it wont stabilize the camera 100 % but I think it will be OK for armature UAV flying.

I got the servo from Dunehaven.

I'm able to zoom in and out by 3 position switch on remote.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 16, 2010 at 11:14am
Do you have a link to the 10x zoom camera? It looks cool..
Comment by Mauro Rodriguez on June 16, 2010 at 11:27am
Chris.. it seems that this is the camera
I would like to view a video of it working!!!

Comment by Sgt Ric on June 16, 2010 at 11:39am
I know its a nice looking camera, but since I know I have alot of rough landings, I would worry about having a $300 camera that the instructions say "Don't bump"!
Comment by tycinis on June 16, 2010 at 11:44am
to Chris :

i have created a blog post for this camera , need to validate trough.
Comment by george on June 16, 2010 at 11:45am
I'm excited about that camera. Now "all" I need is a retractable pan & tilt mechanism so I can load it in my flying wing.

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on June 16, 2010 at 11:56am
The camera comes with a hard thick plastic cover.

It's the one used in this video as well:

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on June 16, 2010 at 12:14pm
Pan & tilt for the 10 x zoom camera

Comment by george on June 16, 2010 at 1:50pm
When can we expect a retractable gimbal version :)

Comment by Morli on June 16, 2010 at 2:36pm
Hooks , what sensor is used in this camera and what is the size of sensor? And is the zoom optical ( I assume) or digital ? looks almost like Sony FCB-EX11D block camera
the web site says

5. Be extra careful not to shake the camera. We all expect a lot of shaking in our usage, so how does this cam stand against our abuse like Sgt Ric said.
Comment by Miles on June 16, 2010 at 5:51pm
Has anyone thought about jointly designing a small ball turret gimbal that uses block camera, maybe high resolution servos etc. Certainly be great to have.


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