Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE

Go Back   HeliFreak > Multi Rotor Support > Gimbals

Gimbals Gimbals

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2015, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
Posts: 653

Join Date: Sep 2011
Default x-cam 10 3h

Hi guys after a long time of not find this forum finally I'm here again.
The question is how to connect the X-cam a10 3h in PPm mode for single operator, but as I read in the user manual it says that in this mode, I can only do follow mode, return to center and head lock, but what about "tilt" this is my doubt.

SAMUELPINONFLORES is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-06-2015, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users

Join Date: Apr 2015

I have one if these although I only use an sbus connection on mine. During my travels round the forums though I have seen a few posts on using the pwm inputs, so I will share what I know. I also just hooked up 2 servo connectors to validate what I say here. The 2 inputs are basically spread over 3 pins : ground, input signal 1 and input signal 2 - these inputs are actually pwm inputs, rather than ppm (don't know why they describe them as ppm) . Input 1 by default is the return to home/front control. Input 2 is the tilt control for forward pitch of the gimbal. In the supplied software (if you hook up the gimbal with the supplied ftdi cable) , there is a setting called 'PAN Control Option'. This by default is set to 'Mode Switch'. If you change this to the option called 'PAN Controllable Mode', then the first PWM input changes its function to be Pan/Yaw (instead of return to home/front). So you then get the 2 main controls pan and pitch/tilt.

The thing you need to be aware of though, is that if you have the ability to control the gimbal using sbus you gain access to a 'mode' control, which you don't get using the pwm inputs. This mode control switches the operation of the pan mode between the default option which is a 'follow' type pan control (where if you yaw the craft in one direction, the gimbal pans slowly to follow that yaw to give your image a smooth pan; and a locked pan control (where the gimbal will always remain panned in the direction you point it, regardless of the yaw of the craft. So if your camera is pointing West, you can spinning the craft on a continuous yaw in either direction, and the camera will remain pointing West). Unless you have access via sbus, you have only the 'follow' option available to you when controlling using the Pwm channel inputs.

Hope this all makes sense.

Cheers, Paul
athertop is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2015, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users

Join Date: Apr 2015

Delete please

Last edited by athertop; 06-09-2015 at 02:33 AM.. Reason: Posted in wrong thread sorry.
athertop is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2015, 02:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users

Join Date: Aug 2015
Default x-cam help needed

hi athertop paul ,

for a while (3months) i have been trying to control pan and tilt on mine nice x-cam gimbal
have boughts differend parts but sbus is not working .
after a while i found your info about using pan and tilt whithout using sbus ..... now you made me seriously happy ! please tell me how i get 2 wires for mine reciever

thank you verry much for your help
greets remco
remco960 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1