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Pan and Tilt Bases




PT-2/PT-3 Comparison of size. All are to scale.


Need help choosing the right pan and tilt? Ask yourself these questions to help choose the best fit for your application.

  • Are there any weight or size requirements for the base? Weight and sizes vary depending on the base and servos chosen. Use the charts listed below to calculate the full size and weight of the bases.
  • Will the base support my camera? This is one of the most important questions to ask when picking a base. Along with the size of the base the most important specification to look at is the torque output of the servos chosen.
  • How will be base be mounted? The PT-2 includes a universal mounting bracket that allows easy mounting to a robot or model. The PT-3 includes a tripod connector as a standard feature. This will allow an easy snap in connection to stardard tripod brackets. A tripod mount upgrade can also be purchased for the PT-2.
  • How will the base be controlled? Since all three bases utilize standard R/C servos any R/C transmitter and receiver can be connected to the bases for hand control.

 

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PT-2
PT-2.1
Tripod Mount
PT-3

 


PT-2 Pan and Tilt

The PT-2 is a light weight pan and tilt system based around standard hobby servos. Featuring all around rigid 1/4" ABS construction the PT-2 base was designed for general use R/C and robotics applications. Featuring dual sided tilt mount bracket, the PT-2 provides slightly better support for heavier applications and where vibration is an issue.

 


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Uses

  • Point and shoot camera mount
  • Pan and tilt sensor base
  • FPV R/C applications
  • Turret
  • Automation
  • Video monitoring

 



PT-2 In Action

 

Compatibility

Compatible with most standard servo sizes. The PT-2 can be used along with the Endurance R/C PCTx and Servo Controller units for control as well as R/C transmitters.

 

Important Info:

The PT-2 is for light weight applications only. The performance of this base is directly connected to the servos chosen for use.

The unit featuring the HS-311 servos has the following torque specs:

  • 42 / 48.6 oz.in (4.8v/6v)

The unit featuring the HS-645MG servos has the following torque specs:

  • 106.93 / 133.31 oz.in (4.8v/6v)

Hitec servos are recommended for use with this base. Other standard sized servos can be used however modifications to the servo horns may be needed.

 

Dimensions:

Bottom mounting bracket - 3.1" x 2.3"
Top tilt plate - 1.5" x 2.878"

 

Includes:

All servo mounting hardware including 4-40 socket head screws and washers. Servos and servo horns are not included. Includes the tilt mount, pan base, and mounting bracket.

 

Instructions:

 

PT-2 Kit - $29.99

PT-2 Assembled - $34.99

PT-2 Assembled with Hitec HS-311 Servos - $54.99

PT-2 Assembled with Hitec HS-645MG Servos - $119.99


PT-2.1 Pan and Tilt

The PT-2.1 is the newest addition to the pan and tilt line up. The PT-2.1 is compatible wtih Hitec's new line of waterproof servos: the HS-646WP and the HS-5646WP. The base has also been redesigned to house ball bearings on the pan and tilt shafts for maximum load carrying cabilities. The PT-2.1 also features optional accessories for attaching a GoPro camera or to a tripod.

 

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Uses

  • Waterproof camera mount
  • Underwater thruster mount
  • FPV R/C boat applications
  • Weatherproof turret

 

Compatibility

Compatible with the Hitec HS-646WP or the HS-5646WP servos only. The PT-2.1 can be used along with the Endurance R/C PCTx and Servo Controller units for control as well as R/C transmitters.


Instructions:


Open Source:

If you have a 3D printer you can download the stl files on Thingiverse and print your own PT-2.1.

PT-2.1 on Thingiverse!

   
 

Includes:

The basic kit includes all mounting hardware. No Servos. A GoPro or tripod attachment can be added to the basic kit.

The assembled version comes with all mounting hardware assembled with HS-5646WP servos and both the tripod and GoPro options.


PT-2.1 Basic Kit $39.99

PT-2.1 Tripod Attachment - $7.99

PT-2.1 GoPro tilt attachment - $11.99

PT-2.1 Assembled with HS-5646WP servos - $179.99


 

Tripod Mount Kit

The Tripod Mount allows the PT-2 pan and tilt bases to be easily attached and removed from standard tripods.

 


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Compatibility

Compatible with most standard servo sizes. Compatible with the PT-2.

 

Includes:

All servo mounting hardware including 4-40 socket head screws and washers. Servo not included.

 

Instructions:

Click here to view in MS Word format
Click here to view in PDF format

Tripod Mount for PT-2 Kit - $14.99


 

PT-3 Pan and Tilt

The PT-3 base is a rugged pan and tilt system based around standard sized hobby servos. Featuring all around rigid 1/4" ABS laser cut construction, the PT-3 base is perfect for general use R/C, robotics, hobby, and photography applications. The PT-3 is capable of handling most point and shoot sized cameras as well as larger SLR's and video cameras.

 

 



PT-3 Assembled with Servos

 

Uses

  • Camera mount
  • Pan and tilt sensor base
  • FPV R/C applications
  • Turret
  • Automation
  • Video monitoring

 

Compatibility

Compatible with most standard servo sizes. The PT-3 can be used along with the Endurance R/C PCTx and Servo Controller units for control.

 

Important Info:

The performance of this base is directly connected to the servos chosen for use.

The unit featuring the HS-645MG servos has the following torque specs:

  • 106.93 / 133.31 oz.in (4.8v/6v)

Hitec servos are recommended for use with this base. Other standard sized servos can be used however modifications to the servo horns may be needed.

 

Includes:

All servo mounting hardware including 4-40 socket head screws and washers. Servos and servo horns are not included. Includes the tilt mount, pan base, and mounting bracket.

 

Dimensions:

Weight (no servos): 18.25oz
Weight (with 645MG servos): 28oz
Height: 9.1"
Width: 9"
Depth: 4"
Tilt Base Width: 6"

 

Compatible Accessories:


Y-Adapter
Servo Reverser

The PT-3 can be controlled via two channels with the addition of the above Y-Adapter and Servo Reverser. If you wish to use the PT-3 with an R/C radio these two acessories will be necessary.

 

Instructions:

Click here to view in MS Word format
Click here to view in PDF format

 

PT-3 Kit - $89.99

PT-3 Assembled - $99.99

PT-3 Assembled w/Hitec HS-311 Servos - $129.99

PT-3 Assembled w/Hitec HS-645MG Servos - $219.99

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