Taipan UFO Pro is a modular gimbal for professional 360 cameras. Here are its specifications, features, and configurations.
– 3-axes stabilized, modular gimbal for 360 cameras (rigs and other professional 360 cameras)
– Capacity: Counterweights system is designed to easily balance cameras up to 2,5-3Kgs for a total payload of 5 to 6Kgs (not yet tested at the heaviest loads)
– Material: aerospace aluminum Al7075-T6, sand blasted and with black hard coat anodization
– Counterweights: Tungsten alloy (2.44x denser than steel). Counterweights are available in three different weights to provide perfect balance for different classes of cameras.
– Thumbscrews material: Titanium Gr5
– All axes movements use Japanese high quality bearings, plus a special bearing for the YAW axis to ensure precision and durability
– Motors: custom. UFO brushless motors are calculated depending on the axis they need to manage
– Encoders: high precision 14bit encoders on all three axes
– Axes freedom of movement: YAW (360°), PITCH (-/+90°), ROLL (+/- 35°)
– 2x 1.300 mAh batteries. Each battery should be good for 5 to 8 hours of operation, depending on payload and the kind of use, of course.
– In the box: UFO Pro, aluminum tripod, rigid case, custom foam, batteries, charger
– Price: €3.995
Taipan UFO has a modular design that enables it to be used in several configurations such as a ring of GoPro HERO 4/5/6, YI 4K+, BackBone modified GoPro HERO 4/5/6 and Entapano 220/250 optics, 4 or 6 Z-CAM E1 with iZugar 220 lenses and more. It can also accept all-in-one 360 cameras such as the Insta360 Pro, Kandao Obsidian, or Z Cam S1.
Taipan also features easier balancing. According to Taipan, the design is perfectly “centered,” therefore the only adjustment needed is to slide up/down the camera ring or the counterweights to center the masses on the roll / pitch axes. The roll / pitch axes lie on the same 2D plane so balancing one axis will balance the other as well.
Taipan UFO has been used in a 360 video project called Gomorra VR. Here is a BTS video that shows Taipan UFO Pro.
If you want to see the 360 video of Gomorra, including scenes where the Taipan UFO was used, please download the Sky VR app (Android, iOS, Oculus) and view the Gomorra VR experience. And to purchase the Taipan UFO check out their official website.