This article describes how to setup camera mount compensation using the HoverflyPRO.
Note: To successfully complete this guide, you must have your receiver connected to the Camera Tilt channel of the HoverflyPro as shown in the HoverflyPro Quickstart Guide.
You also need to connect your camera mount to the HoverflyPro as shown in the HoverflyPro Quickstart Guide.
For the best results, please complete this guide before attempting to setup your HoverflyPro's gimbal
1. If you haven't already, please setup your multirotor and make your first flights using the instructions in the Hoverfly manual.
2. Download and install the latest version of the Hoverfly Setup Client:
Hoverfly Setup Client
3. Update the firmware on your HoverflyPro to the latest version using the Firmware Update Client
Hoverfly Firmware Update Client
4. Open the Setup Client and click on the Camera Params Tab
5. After connecting your HoverflyPro to your computer using the included USB cable, click the Connect button
6. The controls on the Camera Params tab will become active once the HoverflyPro is connected
7. Zero the Roll Calibration, Roll advance, Tilt Calibration, and Tilt advance values. Set the Roll center value to 1500.
Also, open the Roll Travel and Tilt Travel Sliders Fully.
8. After removing the propellers from your multirotor, connect the the battery to your main power connector and turn on your Radio.
9. Click the camera mount on check box. At this point your camera mount should become active. The roll should go to the 1500 position you set earlier and you should be able to move the tilt with your transmitter control. The mount will not provide any compensation yet.
10. Set your multirotor on a level table.
11. Manipulate the Roll center (in the setup client) and Tilt control (on your radio) until the mount is perfectly level in both the roll and tilt axis. We recommend the use of a bubble level for this.
12. Prop up one side of the landing gear of your multirotor so that the roll axis is approximately 30 degrees from level (the specific amount is not important)
13. Adjust the roll calibration value until the mount returns to level. Use negative values to get the mount to travel the opposite direction.