CAME-MINI2 Gimbal Update with Roll Motor Protection Clamp

The new CAME-TV CAME-MINI2 Gimbal seems to be getting very positive reviews, but the one issue people may have had to worry about was internal wires tangling up on the Roll motor. So to prevent this problem, CAME-TV has updated the MINI2 with a special Roll motor clamp.

Some of you who may have received the gimbal recently may already have this, but for others who received earlier units this video is for you. So here's a little demo on how to install the Roll motor clamp on the CAME-MINI2.

If you use your MINI2 gimbal in inverted mode, you may have to play with the final position of your roll motor clamp so that you still have some degree of rotation. I found that placing it on the side of the motor works pretty good for using the gimbal in both under slung and inverted modes. For more information about CAME-TV's latest tool-less adjustment mini gimbal, check out the product page where there's a few CAME-MINI2 videos (here).

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10 thoughts on “CAME-MINI2 Gimbal Update with Roll Motor Protection Clamp

  1. Emm

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    @Anna - Just the Roll bar has a clamp,but you should still be mindful about twisting any part of the gimbal. It should never feel like there is strong resistance.

  2. Anna

    Thank you Emm for all the useful information!
    I contacted Came to see if they can send me the clamp (my mini was bought before they made the change), and they ask 40$ for it (including delivery).
    Do you know if all the three motors should have a clamp like this, or just the roll motor?

  3. Emm

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    @Ryan Timms - Same board, same profiles, etc. Just no tool-less adjustments. The came single would work with either one.

  4. Ryan Timms

    Is there a major difference between the Came Mini 1 and Came Mini 2 other than the tool-less design? If the software and profiles are the same I may not care to spend the extra 300 for tool-less. Planning to fly a GH4 with Rokinon fisheye and having a hard time deciding between these two and the came single.

  5. Emm

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    @Patrick - You can hold it horizontally if you point the handles forwards. You cannot hold it sideways as there are 'limiters' built into the system to protect the wires from tangling.

  6. patrick

    @Emm
    Have you by chance been able to test the came single?

    I wonder if it is possible to hold it horizontally instead of vertically (in terms of the handle)

    thanks

  7. Emm

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    @lolicht - The new firmware does not need a preset for inverted mode. There is a setting that will 'auto detect frame upside down'. So to do inverted mode, just turn it off, flip it over, and turn it back on.

  8. I received my Came-mini 2 with the bracket already installed, in such a position that it's not possible to use it upside down, so I did your mod, and it's working perfectly .... By the way, it came with no more upside down preset installed, probably to prevent user trying to go upside down with the bracket in normal position ... I noticed too that presets has some mistakes, for example one is preventing the camera to go back to horizontal level when using the follow pitch / roll mode, you'll have to set the Roll mix value to 90 to force canceling the follow on the roll axis ... By default the presets uses the "estimate frame angles from motors", I won't recommend this, has the system will progressively loose its references, or you'll have to often recalibrate on field ... I'v seen on some users forum that the joystick cable could break because of the carbon fiber's sharp edges, does anyone noticed that ? I might add some gum in the hole ... I'm trying to optimize the PID's but no success so far ... Did anyone want to share settings ?

  9. Darren

    Emm - what's the weight limit for the came mini? I can't find it listed anywhere, even after a ton of people have asked Came directly on their Facebook page.

    Thanks

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