Vertigo V.2 - affordable drone zoom gimbal

Hi diydroners!

After a few months filled with hours of work we came up with the new version of affordable drone zoom gimbal solution for all diy users. We call it simply Vertigo V.2. 

We listened to your feedback, which helped us in the biggest way possible, that is why there are lots of improvements laying underneath the new edition.

The V.2:

-We had a lot of emails with questions about different types of camera inside the gimbal. That is why V.2 is capable of containing several camera cores such as: 27X SD, 36X SD, 30X HD, 18X HD with video recording functionality, and 10X(with recording) + Thermal camera core, and more.

-We also made a gimbal version with increased yaw motor size which brings even more stability to the video than before. Now with the new aerodynamic design the gimbal is suitable to work on bigger aircrafts with cruise speed up to 60mph.

-The new construction and new material allows us to operate in high temperatures for as log as 8 hours with stable functionality all the time. 

-The gimbal controller is now 32 bit board rather than 8 bit. 

-We managed to upgrade the sensor so there is no I2C connection to IMU anymore, and the data is stable and reliable all the time! 

-Overall, the gimbal runs smoother and the electronics are more reliable. 

-All gimbal axis have physical end stops, for ease of use.

-We introduced first version of V.2 30X HD with digital image stabilisation

-We also introduced customisation service, that allows us to deliver better solutions for your projects 

Vertigo V.2

We are making progress everyday, and we should soon be ready with new products. Here is a tiny sneakpeak:

Digital stabilisation test:

New lightweight 10x HD gimbal:

Thank you for you support:

We also want to thank you for last months together. We had the privilege to get in contact with you, and to learn about many of your incredible drone projects made all around the world.

Here are some of our memories from last months that we want to share with you, enjoy!:

- Our dear friend Tito with his awesome drones armada equipped with Vertigo 27X:

- Polish Airforce Institute Of Technology useing a custom Vertigo in their Atrax drone:

- RC Kozofsky, flying on a simple flame wheel frame and Vertigo 27X, a low budget system with great effects.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=halNRIyMhds)

One more thing:

As we announced before, everyone that bought V27x is getting a discount on V.2, so if thats the case just email us (contact@vertigofpv.com) before the purchase and you will receive a discount code 150$. If you bought more than one unit from us please contacts us for special, even better offer.

We are looking for partnership and distribution right now, if you are interested please contact us we will be glad to make new business opportunities! 

As always, you can find our products on vertigofpv.com

Best To You!

Greg - VertigoFPV 

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 17, 2016 at 9:50am

Very nice!  I'm looking for something just like this.  Have been wanting to do it myself due to extremely high costs for some of these systems, but just haven't had time to develop it yet.  I would prefer to purchase a RTF system.

Is the video output provided all the way back to the base?  Or would you require the VTx to be mounted in the ball?  Are you using encoder motors?

You should consider designing one with space in it for a FLIR camera.

Comment by Anderl on November 17, 2016 at 11:30am

Hello. Nice product. Question. Is it 3D printed?
Where I live temperature rises quickly up to 35ºC in summer. I transport my drone in car trunk, where the temperature rises over 50ºC if I drive along a sunny path. Do you think I can use this gimbal, or will this melt while I am driving until flight field?

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 17, 2016 at 12:12pm

ABS plastic should be OK.  Most people printing these days are using PLA which is definitely a problem.

Comment by Greg Dronsky on November 17, 2016 at 12:13pm

HI Rob! Thank you for kind words. For now the video link is not provided, but with our customise option, we can install desired unit for you. First we would have to get exact information about projects requiermets, though.

The encoders are coming, from what we observed they are not critical for stable zoom gimbal, but they enhance overall user experience.

FLIR Vue Pro gimbal project was planned, but currently it is on hold because of our focus on zoom camera gimbals. We have a cool single camera DRS Tamarsik 320 project, if anyone needs one :)     

Comment by Greg Dronsky on November 17, 2016 at 12:35pm

Hi Anderl,
thank you :). The ABS would be sufficient for higher temperature. To be absolutely sure that our gimbals will work in all kinds of environment, the material we use is a mixture of ABS and PETT polymers, specially picked to be high temperature resistant and to provide maximum stiffness. Our prototype gimbal was put to extreme test this summer when it lasted a full day turned on, on a drone show in full sun and temperature of 40°C. I guarantee it will be fine.

Comment by Anderl on November 17, 2016 at 12:51pm

@Rob, @Greg, Thanks for answer.

I know the gimbal will be fine whithin operating conditions but, will it be fine whithin transport conditions? Please do not get me wrong. I am not supposing extreme or anomalous situations. I am just talking about a travel in car, or what would happen if I stop to take a drink and I leave the auto in sun for 30 min.)

The question is that I have seen 3D printed pieces that deform after being for a while in the conditions I described before. Of course there are many materials, and many additive manufacturing processes (I guess the gimbal seen in the first photo is a sls printed one... ). Lets say that If I sell a drone with your gimbal, should I tell my customer to be careful while transporting the drone+gimbal within a given temperature range?

Thanks.

Comment by Greg Dronsky on November 17, 2016 at 1:27pm

@Anderl,

In transport, even when your car gets as warm as 80°C the gimbal will still be fine. We also have a composite material that consists of PETT and carbon fiber. It is difficult to work with, but If you want, we can make the gimbal even tougher for you, but really i do not see the need. We had only good experience with our new material in hot environment.

Comment by Pablo Legarreta on November 17, 2016 at 1:41pm

Great work!! I am interest. How can I know the differents options and prices? My email is legapablo@gmail.com. Thank you.

Comment by Anderl on November 17, 2016 at 1:59pm

@Greg

Thanks, I appreciate your aswer.

Comment by Greg Dronsky on November 17, 2016 at 2:57pm

Hi @Pablo, the basic prices available are here http://vertigofpv.com/shop

If you need anything more or custom just email us contact@vertigofpv.com

Best To You!

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