Trex 700E 2XPT is custom made to order and takes about 3-5 days after ordering before the order ships.
The Trex 700E 2XPT is a front mounted camera system for the Align 700E. It comes with a 2 axis camera gimbal for pan and tilt camera motion. The camera gimbal can accommodate cameras as large as some full frame DSLR's. (Similar in size to a Nikon D300 or Canon 5D). It can also accept smaller point and shoot type cameras or HD video cameras.
The Lower camera gimbal plate is multi-position adjustable in the vertical axis to allow the pivot point of the plate to line up with the camera center of gravity.
Even though the Trex700E 2XPT has built in vibration isolation it is still VERY
important that your helicopter be as vibration free as possible if you plan to use this system for video shooting. This can mean you may spend several hours fine tuning your helicopter. For still photo shooting this is much less critical.
THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOW A TREX600E VERSION HOWEVER THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR.
Robot servos are included in the pan and tilt axis. They are continuous rotation servos and do not respond like typical proportional servos. Continuous rotation servos operate in "Rate Mode", meaning the rate at which the output wheel rotates is proportional to the amount of stick deflection on the transmitter. If you move the stick all the way to one direction the servo will rotate continuously at maximum speed. If you move the stick 50%, the servo will rotate at about half speed. When you let the stick go the servo stops. It DOES NOT return to any set position like a proportional servo. This may take a bit of getting used to if you have not used continuous rotation servos but once you understand how they work it is rather easy to operate.
Installation once assembled is very straight forward and takes about 5 minutes. You
WILL need to install a taller landing gear for proper camera gimbal
clearance. We suggest our Extended Length Landing Gear Kit
Also we'd like to mention that the 2XPT front mount systems are best operated by a second person and not the pilot. Flying the helicopter is difficult enough let alone trying to operate a pan/tilt gimbal at the same time. It is recommended that a separate camera operator man the controls of the camera gimbal.SPECIFICATIONS:
Cameras up to 4.0 lb
5:1 gear ratio both axis
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 June, 2009.