Gyro Stabilized Camera Gimbal – Ecilop Wooden Clone

This is my attempt at a building an Ecilop, a gyro stabilized camera gimbal quadcopter. Construction is all poplar, CA and epoxy. This is the frame without any a flight controller, motors or ESC. I'll be using the trusted ArduCopter 2.5. The original inspiration came from Aleksey Zaitsevsky's design, the Ecilop Easy, pictured below. ecilop-1 Also, here's a video explaining its functionality.

The third model of the Ecilop drone from Aleksey Zaitsevsky on Vimeo.

I decided to build one out of wood just for the challenge of it. The next steps are to fine tune the quad and fly around to see what kind of results I get. Stay tuned!

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Julian Melo

Julian Melo has been around the R/C hobby since 2001. His first plane was PT-40 trainer from Great Planes he built as a kit, powered by an O.S. 40 engine. Nowadays you can find him flying fast EDFs or FPV multirotors. Professionally, he's an L.A-based web developer, Wordpress ninja & SEO Analyst. He is quite fond of good coffee, gadgets and loud garage rock. Check out his site/portfolio at or read his technology blog. He also recently started a new site/podcast titled UAV not Drone. Check it out!