The Connectivity Lab team custom-designed a gimbal that is 2x lighter than the previous state-of-the-art to be used onboard UAVs. The gimbal had to swivel, be lightweight, and be aerodynamically appropriate for the job.

Posted by Facebook Engineering on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

State-of-the-Art Gimbal Being Tested

A state-of-the-art gimbal being tested in our lab is made of carbon fiber and magnesium composite to keep the weight down to about 3.5 kilograms — and is at least two times lighter than existing gimbal technology.

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