DYS Smart 3 Axis GoPro Brushless Gimbal - Alexmos Controller
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Flying a multirotor is pretty awesome, but recording your flight to play back later is even more awesome! If you already own a GoPro you’re half way there… combine it with this 3 axis brushless gimbal are you will be ready to record stunning cinematic video in no time.
There is no contest between the quality of aerial video taken with a 3 axis verses a 2 axis gimbal, but up until now 3 axis gimbals have been reserved for larger cameras and more powerful multirotors. The DYS Smart changes this. It's one of the first 3 axis GoPro brushless gimbals on the market and in our opinion the best! Not only that but it also includes the brand new mini AlexMos controller, which runs the widely respected BaseCam SimpleBGC software. The added 3rd axis not only provides superior stablisation, but also allows you to fly the camera not just the multirotor!
What’s so fantastic about this brushless gimbal is that it comes ready to use out of the box - preloaded with firmware and setup by Flying Tech! All that’s required is mounting the gimbal to your multicopter, using either the supplied 10mm rail mount hooks or the spacers to directly bolt it to your frame. What’s more the gimbal will also fit the DJI Phantom without any modifications to the fitting bracket.
The wiring is also plug and play. The gimbal is supplied with a female JST connector, which can be plugged straight into one of our 3S balance port adapters to make powering the DYS Smart from your flight battery quick and easy. If you wish to control the gimbal remotely, the mini Alexmos controller provides a handy 5V to power a receiver.
The gimbal will come preconfigured with the 3rd axis set in 'follow mode'. This means the gimbal will follow the forward facing direction of the airframe but smooth out disturbances and movement when yawing the copter. This configuration is recommended for a single operator. The gimbal can also be setup to be controlled by a second handset, for full control of 2 axes and different operating modes.
The gimbal controller comes with the AlexMos 2.3 firmware preinstalled – after testing we don’t yet recommend version 2.4. However, as the board is an officially authorized version, it can be permanently upgraded with future firmware revisions.
If you plan on flying FPV using this gimbal with a GoPro you will require a Video Out Cable.
Please note: While the gimbal comes setup ready to go, we recommend conducting an accelerometer and gyro calibration before use. You may also need to optimise its PIDs to suit your style of flying - parameter setting requires patience and experience, but there are plenty of tutorials and guidance online to help.
Fully compatible with the new GoPro 4
Note: Micro USB - Type B required to program the board.
BaseCam Electronics software & firmware download page.
Brushless gimbals are currently a hot topic in the quadcopter world. If you want to fly a camera beneath your multirotor and capture super smooth shots you will need one. You might be wondering why you should go for a 3 axis brushless gimbal and not a 2 axis, which are lighter. The obvious answer is the third axis gives you extra stabilisation and hence smoother footage. A 2 axis gimbal has no stabilisation in the pan axis, thus yaw drift from wind or imprecise pilot control will be seen in the footage (look closely at the edge of footage shot by a 2 axis gimbal in windy conditions - more often than not you will see lateral oscillation. This is produced as a result of the flight controller fighting to counteract disturbances – check out this video for an example - see from 0:30. In addition to the stablising benefit, a 3 axis also opens up many new perspectives; particularly in you have a camera operator. By having a yaw axis, the gimbal becomes truly independent from the drone - this disconnection allows for new shooting opportunities; smooth pans, and target locking.
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