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DSLR Gimbal for Pixhawk?


(Cristián Vial) #1

Hello everyone,

I am working on a project in which we want to use a DSLR camera with a 3 axis gimbal and test the ROI function in Mission Planner.
The problem is that I cant seem to find any gimbal that can be controlled by the pixhawk, we are aiming at a gimbal with precision of at least 0.1 degrees, and the Tarot 5D3 looks like a great alternative but I don’t know if it can be controlled by the Pixhawk.
Other option is to use a Storm32 compatible gimbal but the specifications doesn’t show the precision it has or the weight it can handle (the camera + lens should be arround 1.5kg).

Any help will be much appreciated!


(David ) #2

Good day,
im using the Tarot 5D3 with pixhawk. I connect it on a home built sbus split. I don’t have found any problem with the gimbal… and its easy to configure.


(Eric Wikramanayake) #3

A Gremsy gimbal might work


(Cristián Vial) #4

Thanks for the kick response!

David, great to hear that you could get the Tarot 5D3 connected with the pixhawk, are you able to control it from the mission planner?

Eric, the Gremsy T3 gimbal looks promising, thanks for the tip, i will look into it.

Have a great day


(David ) #5

i set the control of the gimbal on my taranis x9d plus…


(王大锤) #6

At least 0.1 degrees? forget about the strom32.
5D3 is easy to configure.


(Cristián Vial) #7

Hello Alex,

Thanks, that’s what I was afraid of. I didn’t think that the storm32 could get that precision.

It appears that the 5D3 would be the way to go, and if it can communicate with the Pixhawk I guess we can make the ROI function work.


(OlliW42) #9

At least 0.1 degrees? forget about the strom32.

I didn’t think that the storm32 could get that precision.

this is not quite correct. There are sufficiently many reports demonstrating even 0.02°. Note though that the STorM32 is a gimbal controller and not a gimbal, it thus depends also a lot on the gimbal (& gimbal builder). Many stick it on a crapy gimbal: crap in => crap out. Those who don’t easily get well below 0.1°.

having said that, its disadvantage is obvious: it’s just a gimbal controller and not a ready-to-go gimbal

:slight_smile: