I was shopping for motor mounts for my Tarot 680 hex when I stumbled on a new product line from Tarot to fit standard 16mm and 25mm motor arms. The TL68B33, TL68B34, TL96028, TL96029, TL8X011, and TL8X012 motor mounts are promoted as ‘anti-vibration’ — music to the ears of anyone seeking to reduce the jello effect in their aerial videos.
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The idea of reducing vibration at the source intrigued me so I purchased a TL68B34 and tested it against a TL68B08-02, one of the plain rigid mounts included with my frame. The results were surprising. So much so that I decided to take my testing a bit further and compare 4 different prop styles made from 2 different materials — each perfectly balanced — to see what affect (if any) their materials and design had on vibration. Rather than just give away the results here I encourage you to watch the video =)
The two apps I used are:
VibSensor http://itunes.apple.com/app/id932854520 http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nowinstruments.vibsensor&hl=en and iSeismometer http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iseismometer/id304190739?mt=8 http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.objectgraph.iSeismometer&hl=en
And, for all the nerds out there I’ve made the raw data I collected available for download: http://cradylab.com/_downloads/cradylab_vibetest_032015.zip
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