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Old 01-07-2015, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-06-2015, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-08-2015, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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
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