BGC 2.2 (2.2b2) GoPro Camera Gimbal – Software, drivers, setup and receiver connections.

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In this video I show the new gimbal (BGC 2.2 based) that I will fit to the new Hexcopter I am building for aerial photography. This particular one was bought from eBay for less than £46 and came complete with the control board and brushless motors.

The very basic paper instructions that came with this gimbal can be downloaded from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67301981/Gimbal%20Printed%20Instructions.jpg

For a link to the drivers page visit https://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx

For a link to the BaseCam board software visit http://www.basecamelectronics.com/downloads/8bit/

In this video I show the board and explain the connectors, features and software/drivers you will need to configure any setting on the 2.2b2 8 bit version of the firmware that comes on this board. One setting in particular is useful to reduce/remove the amount of buzzing or humming that you may get from the gimbal in operation.

In addition I also show how to connect the gimbal to a receiver to control pitch and roll manually using a transmitter.

I hope this makes it easier for those of you who are looking at this. In summary – it’s cheap and cheerful and not as powerful as some of the newer 32bit versions of the board but it does the job and is a great starter gimbal.

Thanks for watching, please like and subscribe. My Helpout channel is available if you have any questions.

Happy flying!

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December 27th, 2015 by