|Gimbal Mounted on S500 Quadcopter|
Attached a 2D camera gimbal to the drone and did a quick test flight with my Gopro Hero3+ Black.
The included Gimbal mount on the S500 frame was not useable as there was only about 1-2 cm of clearance between the bottom of the gimbal and the ground and I was sure that the gimbal would be damaged in a hard landing (see previous review of the S500 frame).
The gimbal is the HobbyKing Quanum Q-2D Brushless GoPro 3 Gimbal. I could not get it to work attaching the gimbal controls to the Pixhawk so I connected the servo cables to the FlySky i10 receiver directly. The only adjustment was limiting the maximum throw on the transmitter for the gimbal controls to +/- 30%. This makes the gimbal less sensitive to the movement of the rotary controls on the transmitter.
Successful indoor Test Flight is shown below: