Well its been a long road. I have been using a Radian on a AV130 to control roll only for over a year now. I then found G-LOCK and upgraded a Radian to 3 axis G-Lock on a AV200. What a differnce over the previous controversial and inadequate Skyline. NOW I have a AV200 indirect drive gimbal. It has a G-LOCK and 2 BLD modules. Its bloody bliss. the beuty of indirect drive is that its much more forgiving and once tuned adding a lens hood or a different filter does not make it throw a wobbler.
Thanks to Carvec I think this is going to be a true work horse for me.
I am away from home right now but really excited about geting this thing in the air. The latest BLD and G-LOCK FW makes it a breeze to set up with revert and memory buttons it makes it easy to swap back and forth during tuning to see the difference between settings.
AS soon as I fly this and confirm the settings I will post them up for anyone else gong down the AV200 IDD route.
Thanks to JC I really think there is a new era about to begin.
I have put this video together coz here in the UK right now the weather is just bloody awful.
This set up has so much potential over the direct drive systems out there. The G-Lock and BLD units make this one of the most versatile and lightest solutions for this class of gimbal. Love it and cant wait to get out and fly it with the new firmware.
That's just crazy : I thought I was the only one who flew in wind like that. You can see how much the copter is leaning in the hover at 3:40. The 30 degree limit pins Dave is talking about (which caused the roll axis 'jumps') are on the roll-axis to prevent it going too far and pulling cables out - though I never expected it would exceed those limits in a hover !.
Note to self: stop posting personal comments as 'admin'.
In Lancashire we are always leaning over at 30degrees plus! Either in the wind or on the way back from the pub;-) It is a pleasure to fly something so well thought out and British..... Well if u can call Yorkshire British. ;-))
Been away for a coupe of weeks but just spent the day in the workshop fettling stuff and thought I would post this short test of the completed production AV200IDD with the Carvec G-LOCK and BLD controllers
hi dave, that looks real windy and really good to me. skyline has been definitely disappointing but this looks like i dont have to start over with a gimbal. i'm going ahead and doing the IDD to my av200 and basically an identical setup as this.
am i to understand that this is 1 converted radian and 2 BLD for a 3 axis av200?