GoolRC 2D Light Weight Silver Brushless Motor Gimbal for DJI Phantom 1 2 3+ Aerial Photography
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- Simple structure and Super light weight(with motors only 163g),CNC aluminum alloy structure
- Brushless motor direct drive.
- With anti-vibration rubber balls, easy to adjust.
- Compatible with Gopro 3, 4.
- With 2pcs 2208 motors and BGC 3.0 gimbal controller, sensor (The software is BGC 2.2).
- The gimbal should be installed after the camera has been installed.
- Lift up the gymbal vertically, and ensure the motor won't touch any other objects
- The power supply voltage must be 12V. Please charge the battery fully before use.
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Power supply: Voltage: 12V(3S lipo battery)/150mA
Axis: 2 axis gyro
Flight controller: BGC
Battery plug: JST
Compatible camera: Gopro hero 2 3 4 camera( not included)
Package size: 16.5 * 12 * 9cm / 6.5 * 4.6 * 3.5in
Package weight: 292g /10.3oz
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1 * Aluminum gimbal installed 2 motors
1 * Wiring and Screws
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This gimbal gets the job done. It takes very steady video, and once you get the pitch control worked out it does a good job with that as well. I can't imagine that as far as the stability of footage, any other gimbal of this type would do any better. It's kind of heavy, but even the expensive Zenmuse gimbal is not much lighter. I saved some weight by buying a $15 carbon-fiber stabilizer (link below) and then replaced one of the steel plates (the one that actually screws into the Phantom) with one of the carbon-fiber ones, saving me some weight.
So, why not 5 stars?
Well, mainly, because it is not very easy to install or setup. The directions are in "engrish" and are not clear. There aren't many good video tutorials on how to install it or how to set up the Nazam assistant. The video I posted here has some installation tips of some things I had to figure out myself. It took two weeks to get here, but I can't deduct for that because it clearly says it can take that long.
So final verdict:
Am I satisfied with it? Yes. I can now take great video, and at 1/3 of the price it is almost as good as the other gimbals.
Link to carbon-fiber mount:
...You need to know the issues with it. It's more issues in the way it is portayed by the seller. From other reviews I expected it to be more or less ready to fly. What you get in the package is very much not RTF. It has to be completly assembled. This is not horribly difficult, but there are no instructions. Everything is already soldered, so at least you don't have to do that. More difficult than assembly, is figuring out which motor plugs in where, and also the proper orientation of the sensor. For those of you in the same boat, pitch motor is 1, roll motor is 2. The sensor goes with the electronics side down, and the plug towards the back. This is information that took me hours to to figure out, as instructions are very difficult to find.
It's also important to know what does not come with this. The velcro strap for the gopro is not included. The cable to plug the gimbal into the naza is alo not included.
I can't say I'm unhappy with it, because it does work well. But I was not anticipating the hours I spent to get the thing assembled and working, so I've knocked down the rating a bit to show that.
After reading the instructions several times, I went to YouTube and found how to wire the gimbal into the Phantom. The intructions are confusing at best. Once wired into the spare power lead found in my Phantom 1.2, the gimbal powered up and after about 5 seconds was holding horizontal as it should. It was whisper quiet as well.
The gimbal came with two sets of wires. One hooked up to the gimbal power socket with two bare leads I spliced into the spare power leads found in the Phantom. The other set of wires was a four lead harness I could find no use for.
The camera mount uses a Velcro strap attached to a fiberboard bracket that surrounds the camera lens. It appears a little iffy, but seems to get the job done. My GoPro camera shoots on center with this mount and all buttons are access able, without the need to invert the camera as I've read for other mounts. Since my GoPro is completely exposed, I fly with a lens cover. To make the lens cover fit snugly over the fiberboard bracket holding the camera in place, I used a little electricians tape to build up the inner wall of the lens cover. So far, so good.
This is a heavy gimbal. I use T-motors and 9" carbon fiber props on my Phantom 1.2 and have no issues with lifting the quadcopter off the ground. If you are planning on flying with this gimbal attached to your Phantom, I recommend at least getting the 9" props for additional lift. Also I recommend extending your landing gear. This gimbal sits on the ground without landing gear extensions. I ended up switching the stock landing gear with a new set which gives about two inches of clearance between the gimbal and the ground .
-Ease of setup
-No lead provided for hooking up manual control of gimbal tilt
-Exposed circuit board on bottom of gimbal
-Camera attachment seems iffy, but works