TBS Discovery Gimbal Mount

Gimbal Mount

Everyone knows that one of the biggest floors with the TBS Discovery is the fact that you can not attach a gimbal to it out of the box.

On my TBS Discovery, I wanted the option to add a Gimbal and GoPro to record my flight time and the only possible option was to design and 3D print a gimbal for me to do so.

The first issue was where to mount the gimbal obviously it had to be the front, it could have been to the underside but then I would need to have raised the TBS Discovery off the floor using some form of undercarriage this was not the route I wanted to take at the time.

So I decided on the front, on the front is 2 spacer bars that keep the top and bottom of the chassis sturdy I used these as the only possible place for me.

Design

The part is very simple and all it was was a case of finding the diameter of the holes needed and the clearance needed for the camera.

So I decided to use Google Sketchup for such a simple design.

Made Images

These are a few of the images taken of the completed product, it was printed in 3 parts and then a mix of acetone and abs filament to join it together I will attempt to print it again in 1 piece as my printer is a lot better now it’s modified.

TBS Discovery Gimbal. #teamblacksheep #tbs #3dprinting #drone #quadcopter

A photo posted by Ricky Burton (@makemyideas) on

TBS Discovery Gimbal. #teamblacksheep #tbs #3dprinting #drone #quadcopter

A photo posted by Ricky Burton (@makemyideas) on

TBS Discovery Gimbal. #teamblacksheep #tbs #3dprinting #drone #quadcopter

A photo posted by Ricky Burton (@makemyideas) on

 

How To Print

The print is in ABS as it needs to be strong no one wants to see there GoPro come crashing to the floor from 30 feet.

The print is 1 Shell and an infill of 40% possible a little overkill but the key was to have strength here.

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