TBS Discovery Brushless Gimbal for Hero 3

Author: Nathan_, published on 2013-10-01

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Summary

TBS Discovery Brushless Gimbal (V3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjW2awdWsmY&list=UUEuAEbnv3mklT-aGt9mRQAQ

My gimbal v2 has evolved! This version is stronger, lighter, and actually works!

Each gimbal axis is balanced to provide super smooth video.

You can find the Solidworks files for this model here: https://grabcad.com/library/tbs-discovery-brushless-gimbal-hero-3-1

(Also sorry about the stupid long stl names, I blame solidworks auto-naming)

If you want to buy the 3d printed parts then go here:
https://www.shapeways.com/model/1436081/tbs-discovery-gimbal.html?li=my-models&materialId=6
Credit for the rock solid amazing TBS Discovery and Hero 3:
https://grabcad.com/library/team-black-sheep-discovery-1
https://grabcad.com/library/gopro-hero-3
Note: Please do not upload this model to other hosting websites without my permission.

Instructions

You’ll need:
2x 2208 tmotor brushless gimbal motors http://www.getfpv.com/motors/brushless-gimbal-motors/tiger-gb2208-80-brushless-gimbal-motor-hollow-shaft.html)
1x Gopro hero 3 (black, white, whatever)
1x Gimbal controller such as evvgc (stable, hard to set up) or alexmos (expensive, more features, still needs a bit of tuning like evvgc)
4x Vibration damping balls (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJSA2Y2/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Mounting screws for motors (2.5mm for rotor, 3mm for stator)
This gimbal is designed for tiger 2208 motors (27.5mm diameter, 22mm length), but is compatible with many different brushless gimbal motors. Note that the design only works with the standard 12mm hole spacing on the rotor and 16mm or 19mm on the stator.
Required hardware: 2x m3 x 6mm, 2x m3 x 14mm, 4x m2 x 8mm (these are recommended lengths, find the length that best fits your motor)

License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial

Tags: brushless, discovery, fpv, gimbal, gopro, hero, multirotor, quadcopter, rov, tbs, team_blacksheep, tiger, tmotor