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2 Axis or 3 Axis?

by 9to5dji

When information first started to appear regarding the DJI Mavic compact drone initial thoughts were that it will have a 2-Axis gimbal not the 3 we have seen on their other quadcopters ( Inspire and Phantom range ).

Recently leaked images now give us a view of the gimbal. Although not the best angle ever, it does allow us to speculate a bit more regarding it being either a 2 or 3 Axis one.

DJI MavicLet’s look at the image to the left. Here you see the Mavic held in the palm of the users hand on it’s back with the front at the top. You get a good view of the camera and gimbal here. On initial view it appears that there is only 2 Axis to the gimbal but on closer inspection it looks as though it does/can possibly have a 3rd.

In the image below I have cropped the image and added green labels where we know it has an axis and the red section is the 3rd axis I believe it has. If this turns out to be the case then DJI have managed to make a VERY compact gimbal for the Mavic.

3rd Roll Axis DJI Mavic

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