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Building Multicopter Video Drones by Ty Audronis

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Delving into camera gimbals

The term gimbal refers to a point of rotation. The purpose of a camera gimbal is to counter the rotation of the multicopter as it tilts for flight by rotating the camera in the opposite direction on the gimbal. This effectively cancels the rotation of the multicopter and stabilizes the camera. The following image illustrates how the camera remains level even while the multicopter tilts:

Delving into camera gimbals

So, that takes care of pitch and roll … what about yaw? Yaw works a little differently. Some gimbals only stabilize on two axes (pitch and roll) so that FPV (first person view) flyers can tell which direction they are headed. Older 3-axis ...

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