Vertigo DIY KIT

First DIY UAV Zoom Camera Gimbal 

Equip your drone with a camera that allows you to view detailed objects in 500m (1600ft) radius. Use this capabilities in a project of your choice, from surveillance, agriculture, inspection, IoT, hobby or more. Start smart missions without spending energy on unnecessary drone milage.  


Want to see whats going on 1 mile away? Just zoom in, and get a stable view of the situation.


Vertigo 27x V1 is a 3 Axis stabilised gimbal. Whether you pilot a copter or a plane, the gimbal will stabilise the video, and allow you to zoom easily to desired location.


Follow the clear instructions in the tutorial.

Assembled Weighs Only 398 grams | 0.87 lbs
Supported Control Protocols: PWM / PPM / SBUS / SERIAL
700 TVL, 27x zoom (3,5mm – 94,5mm)
Nvidia Jetson TX2 Compatible (with AV to USB converter)

Examples of Application:

Construction Site Inspections
High Voltage Lines Inspections
Aquiring Agriculture Data
Computer Vision Development
Police and Military Reconnaissance Missions

Vertigo V1 Full DIY KIT

Get all the necessary 3D Print (.STL) files, Electronics, Screws and wires

If you want to 3D print the mechanical parts and want to buy all other parts needed for the build, this set is for you. Download the .STL files immediately after the payment, and get them ready for the set arrival. 

V1 Electronics DIY KIT

Vertigo V1 Electronics DIY KIT

Buy only neccessary electronics

After you own the 3D Files (.STLs), you can buy this set, to build another copy of the product.

V1 3D Print Files (.STL)

Vertigo V1 3D Files (.STL) Only

Buy only neccessary electronics

Buy the 3D Files (.STLs) now, and start the build asap.

3D Print your parts

Use the provided .STL files and make your parts and spares.

If you have an access to a 3D Printer, you can print as many of the gimbals, or gimbal variants as you want. You can even modify them to make a custom version, if for example you have a slightly different camera, or you want to use it up side down on a plane.

Follow Detailed Tutorials

Find all the necessary steps, to get your gimbal up and running in no time.

All the necessary steps to build the gimbal are provided in the 4 part tutorial:
Build time: 2h – 8h depending on your skills


3D parts are NOT included. You need to use a 3D printer to print the .STL files in order to assemble the gimbal.

You will also need some tools like soldering iron, screw drivers etc.

Classic AV video output or USB

AV video is the easiest one to connect. You just need a AV analog transmitter (1.2Ghz, 2.4 Ghz or 5.8Ghz). You can eperiment with various USB converters and enable an on-board computer like Nvidia Jetson TX2 | Raspberry Pi | Odroid. Computer Vision tasks with zoom gimbal brings new level of functionality.


Vertigo V1 - Videos

Camera Specification

Gimbal Specification

Camera Model1/3'' SONY CCD 700TVL 27X ZOOMWeight398g | 0.87 lb
Sensor1/3'' SONY 960H EXview HAD CCD IIDimensions123mm / 120mm / 67mm | 4.84" / 4.72" / 2.63"
Optical Zoom27x, 3,5mm – 94,5mmPower Supply12V (3S LIPO)
Resolution 700TVLSupported Communication ProtocolsPWM / SBUS / PPM / SERIAL
Video InterfaceAV | USBGimbal Controller32 bit
Focus Systemhigh-speed digital auto-focusPitch Movement+40° to -90°
Focus ModesAuto / Manual / Push
Roll Movement+50° to -50°
Minimum illumination
0.001Lux low light
Yaw MovementYaw: ±175°
Synchronization System
Internal Synchronization
Operating Temperature14° to 113° F (-10° to 45° C)
Color SystemPAL | NTSC
ResolutionPAL:976(H) x 582(V)570K / NTSC:976(H) x 494(V)480K
Signal-to-noise Ratio
more than 50db (AGC OFF)
White Balance
Auto / Indoor / Outdoor / Manual / Single
Auto GainAuto / Manual (1-16 file)
AE ControlAuto / Shutter Priority
Backlight CompensationON / OFF
Electronic ShutterAuto 1/50 to 1/10, 000 / S
Noise Reduction
3D digital noise reduction
Adjustable BrightnessSupport
MenuEnglish OSD
Image Effectshorizontal mirror, backlight compensation, light inhibition
Protocol TypeVISCA, Baud Rate: 9600bps; PELCO-D, Baud Rate, 2400-38400bps
Day & Night
IR-CUT filter automatically switch day and night

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