GSS C520

The GSS C520 is our largest 5-axis gyro-stabilized platform with a 20 inch diameter gimbal. The platform was developed to integrate the latest full-size and modular digital cinema cameras with any long or short lens option available on the market. The Arri Alexa XT M, Red Epic Mysterium-X, or Sony PMW-F55 camera with the Angenieux Optimo 24-290 is a high demand combination with this platform.

  • 5-axis advanced fiber optic gyro-stabilization
  • Interchangeable cameras/lenses/inner-axis in <30 minutes
  • Stabilized or steerable horizon with in-flight automatic calibration
  • Look-down capability
  • High-speed fiber optic video data transfer
  • No ITAR or EAR export restrictions
  • Modularized to ship as excess baggage (<70lbs/32kg per box)
  • MIL-STD-810F power filters with reverse polarity protection
  • Independent Structural Analysis IAW FAA 14 CFR 23.337, 25.337, 27.337, and 29.337 at 200 knots
  • Engineered/Manufactured to DO-160G standards – not certified
  • Platform designed for both standard and inverted use
  • Wireless capability option
  • Metadata outputs (lens, camera, & GPS functions)
  • Remote controlled/interchangeable optical filter system
  • RS-232, RS-422, and Ethernet compatible
  • Electro-mechanical gimbal stow mechanism
  • Compatible with existing air and ground mounts
  • Standard 2-year warranty and 24/7/365 customer service

Click here for the GSS C520 Specification Sheet

Gimbal Performance
5-axis advanced fiber optic gyro-stabilization
Azimuth: 360° continuous
Elevation: +30° to -205° from horizontal
Roll: +/-120° from horizontal (steerable/stabilized)
Gimbal Slew Rate: 0-200°/second
Maximum Operational Airspeed: 200 knots – certified to FAA 14CFR requirements. Increased airspeeds also possible.

Interface
Control: RS-232, RS-422, or Ethernet

Electrical
VIN: 18-33 VDC
Power Requirements: 15 amps maximum (at 28 VDC)

Dimensions
Gimbal Diameter: 20 inches (508 mm)
Gimbal Height: 23.5 inches (597 mm) + snout length
Snout Length: 0-6 Inches (0-152 mm) (lens choice dependent)
Cable Set Length: 20 feet or customizable up to 100 feet

Weight
Platform: 85 lbs (38.5 kg) + Payload
Laptop Control Unit: 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Auxiliary Junction Unit: Payload specific or not required
Cable Set: 3 lbs (1.4 kg)

Environmental
Operating Temperature: -4° to +122°F (-20° to +50°C)
Sealed system for airborne/ground/marine applications

Camera Options (Interchangeable)
Arri Alexa XT M
Red Epic Mysterium-X & Red Dragon
Sony PMW-F55
*Other cameras available upon request

Lens Options (Interchangeable)
Angenieux Optimo & Optimo Style Series
Canon Cinema Series
Fujinon Premier PL Series
B4 mount ENG lenses (limited to payload compatibility)
*Other lenses available upon request

Recommended Helicopter Mount Configuration
Airfilm AS 350/355 AFSP Nose Mount
Airfilm Bell 206/407 Nose Camera Mount
Airfilm 6-axis passive vibration isolator
*Compatible with various other mounts

Recommended Vehicle/Marine Mount Configuration
Airfilm Unimount
Airfilm 6-axis passive vibration isolator

*Other cameras available upon request

*Other lenses available upon request