Installed a Beholder-Lite Gimbal on my Hex this weekend. The Beholder is a simple AlexMoss based gimbal that’s self sustaining. All you need to is give it +5v (or in my case hook it up to power distribution and you’re set).
Once I had it mounted I thought, wow I’d like to be able to control the tilt so I ventured off to search the internets, but my google-fu failed me. Mission planner and what I read said that APM was set up to control servo-based gimbals. This is a brushless gimbal, and I don’t want APM to control it. Only allow me to control the tilt of it so that when I’m filming I can tilt the camera down.
So after a little experimentation here is what I’ve got.
The Gimbal came with a cable and the weak documentation simply showed this:
So I poked around some more and found where I could plug those into the APM and in fact did so on the top. In A10 and A11, now I really don’t care about Roll, but I plugged it in anyway.