Q 1: Can I control Pixy F via Pixhawk single operator?

  • Yes, you can control Pixy F through Pixhawk RC

Q 2: Can I control Pixy F via Pixhawk autopilot?

  • Yes, Pixy F supports control through mavlink commands :


Q 3: How can I set it up?

  • Please follow these steps below : 3.1. Introduction The Gremsy’s Gimbal that can communicate with Ardupilot (Copter) using Mavlink NOTE: Support for this Gimbal is include in Copter 3.3 (or higher) for gimbals running.

    • T1: gremsyT1_v605 or above

    • T3: gremsyT3_v605 or above

    • S1: gremsyS1_v605 or above

    • Pixy: gremsyF_v605 or above

    • gTuneDesktop: gTuneDesktop_v135_Beta or above

    3.2. What’s New?

    • Support Ardupilot (Copter) remote in Single mode

    • Support the advance features likeautomated aiming of the camera at a Region of Interest (ROI).

    • Support DO_MOUNT_CONTROL (Ardupilot will send angle requests to gimbal)

    • Drift free horizon

    • Gimbal (or mount) send a HEARTBEAT(e.g. every second) just like any other MAVLink component. Additionally, it can send feedback about the angles it's pointing using the message MOUNT_ORIENTATION.

    3.3. Connecting the gimbal to the Pixhawk Connect cable from COM2 port on Hyper Quick release to Telem2 or Telem1 on Pixhawk. Baurate on Pixhawk should be set at :

    • 115200bps,

    • 8 Data bits

    • No Parity,

    • 1 Stop Bit (8N1)

    • SERIAL2_BAUD 115


    • SERIAL1_BAUD 115


    Set up MNT parameter

    • Set “MNT_TYPE” to “4” to enable the Mavlink protocol

    • Set “MNT_RC_IN_TILT” to “6” if you wish to control the gimbal’s tilt (aka pitch angle) with your transmitter ch6 tunning knob (Single Mode).

    • Set “MNT_RC_IN_TILT” to “6” if you wish to control the gimbal’s tilt (aka pitch angle) with your transmitter ch6 tunning knob (Single Mode) or another channel.

    • Set “MNT_DEFL_MODE” to “3” that is the RC targeting mode.

    • Smooth out the camera movement by adjusting this parameter. The higher the value is the smoother camera move but at the expense of more delay in following the movements

    3.7. How to run application When the first turn on the motor, make sure the pan axis is aligned with the forward direction of the copter in order for the gimbal to calculate the attitude correctly. After turning on the motor, the LED status turns to the pink color indicating that CANLINK connection between gimbal and flight cotroller has been established.

    NOTE: To control gimbal should be switch gimbal to Lock Mode.

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