Cube Pilot

  • 01. Cube Pilot

    Instruction Step:

    We recommend connecting the Gimbals’s COM2 port to one of the autopilot’s Serial/Telemetry ports like Telem2 as shown above.

    Connect with a ground station and set the following parameters:

    The gimbal’s maximum angles can be set using these parameters:

    To control the gimbal’s lean angles from a transmitter set:

    • MNT_RC_IN_TILT to 6 to control the gimbal’s tilt (aka pitch angle) with the transmitter’s Ch6 tuning knob
    • MNT_RC_IN_ROLL to some input channel number to control the gimbal’s roll angle
    • MNT_RC_IN_PAN to some input channel number to control the gimbals’ heading

    Gremsy’s instructions can be found below:

    Configuring the Gimbal

    The gimbal should work without any additional configuration but to improve performance you may need to adjust the gimbal’s gains to match the camera’s weight

    • Download, install and run the gTune setup application
    • Connect the gimbal to your Desktop PC using a USB cable
    • Push the “CONNECTION” button on the left side of the window, then select the COM port and press “Connect”
    • Select the “CONTROLS” tab and ensure “SYNC” is selected so the gimbal communicates with the autopilot using MAVLink
    • Select the “STIFFNESS” tab and adjust the Tilt, Roll and Pan gains so that the gimbal holds the camera in position without shaking

    Testing Controlling the Gimbal from RC

    • Disconnect the USB cable connecting your PC to the gimbal
    • Powerup the vehicle and gimbal
    • Move the transmitter’s channel 6 tuning knob to its minimum position, the camera should point straight down
    • Move the ch6 knob to maximum and the gimbal should point upwards


    The RC’s channel 6 input can be checked from Mission Planner’s Radio calibration page

    Testing ROI

    The ROI feature points the vehicle and/or camera to point at a target. This can be tested by doing the following:

    • Ensure the vehicle has GPS lock
    • If using the Mission Planner, go to the Flight Data screen and right-mouse-button-click on a point about 50m ahead of the vehicle (the orange and red lines show the vehicle’s current heading), select Point Camera Here and input an altitude of -50 (meters). The camera should point forward and then tilt down at about 45 degrees


    Video tutorial