Brushless Gimbal Interface Mk2

Hurricane Wheels Brushless Gimbal Interface Mk2

After creating the Hurricane Wheels Brushless Gimbal Interface  (BGRCI), we received a lot of constructive feedback and suggestions from our customers.

One main concern was to make the setup process easier. With the BGRCI MK1, it was sometimes a matter of trial and error to interface it to the existing RC transmitter. Although we found solutions to make our products work with basically any RC transmitter out there, we felt that this was to be improved.

So we did, what we initially did not want to do: we integrated a transmitter module into our system. This led to a complete new design, which is a bit larger than before and certainly not as flexible, but with the great advantage a perfect match between wheel interface and transmitter.

 

Heavy Duty aluminium housing

We created a heavy duty aluminium housing with mounting holes for 1/4″-20 studs and plates, allowing to mount monitors, video links etc directly on the interface box. We also provide a Cheeseplate if you need even more flexible mounting options.

 

Integrated Power Distribution

In order to reduce the cabling, we integrated a power distribution into the Hurricane Wheels Brushless Gimbal Interface Mk2, allowing to power devices from commonly available XLR4 jacks (9-36 V, same as input voltage) as well as a 5 V (1.5 A) USB output.

The heavy duty input voltage converter takes from 9-36 V  allowing the use of professional V-Mount or Anton Bauer batteries, as well as 3 or 4 s LiPos, car batteries, camera batteries or 12 V wall warts.

 

Integrated transmitter – SBUS compatible receiver

The enclosed receiver (FrSky) can be used with any gimbal with a SBUS interface, such as DJI Ronin, Gremsy, and all flavors of the great Freefly Mövi.  We only use genuine  parts, granting you the power and performance of an experienced RC manufacturer.

 

Smooth handwheels

The handwheels are balanced to 0.5g and run smoothly on the high resolution encoders.  Precision potentiometers allow to adjust the trimming and electronic gearing for each axis individually. In conjunction with the gimbal controller software this offers a very powerful, yet simple control over axis speed and damping. We also integrated locking direction switches, allowing for fast and easy adjustment of axis directions.

 

Built in USB Interface

You can use the handwheels for previz  or virtual camera work, for example in Blender or Maya. The USB interface can also used to configure the BGRCI Mk2 via a simple human-readable ASCII protocol.

6 channel RC control

In addition to the obligatory pan, tilt and roll channels, the BGRCI Mk2 offers three auxiliary channels ( a switch, a pot and a analog input) that allows the user to control special channels (like the mode channel on the Mövi) or even use inexpensive RC servos for basic lens control.

Customization options:

We have vast experience in customizing the BGRCI Mk2 to the needs of our customers, inlcuding adapting serial protocls of 3rd party vendors to integrate the BGRCI Mk2.

Technical Data

Power Supply: 9-30 V

Current Draw: 0.3A

Weight: ca. 3,5 kg

Compatible Gimbal Rigs (tested): all AlexMos based rigs, like DigiMove, Newton etc. , Mövi M10/15/Pro, DJI Ronin, Ronin M, Gremsy H6/H16

Compatible RC-Remote Receivers: FRSKY (we supply one SBUS receiver with your purchase of a BGRCI Mk2)

 

This product is discontinued !