The QAV500 was my first successful attempt at multicopters and I used the naza flight controller. After watching tons of Juz videos on youtube, I finally went ahead and got a CC3D to fly. It sat on my nerd bench for months while I was out flying the phantom in fpv - couldn't beat the simplicity of that! Now that I have the Z3-2D on my phantom, it flies like a lead slug so I needed something for when I want to speed up and fly more aggressively -- this certainly works well! No more stuttering when I want to drop altitude fast, it just falls evenly. I went ahead and linked the unedited video, just turn down the volume and watch how well this thing flies around!
If you have spent any time on the RC forums, most people say you should not fly FPV when you are using a gimbal. I completely disagree. Even when I am using my S800 one man, I still use my fat shark goggles. It does take some getting used too and you have to be careful, but you just can't beat the shots you can get with FPV!! It is really easy to setup, you just solder your video TX plug onto the video out wire and plug it in! If you need to get power to your video tx, just read my blog post about how to FPV your phantom. i drilled a hole in the side to get the video out wire and taped my video tx to one of the arms - not the most elegant solution but this puppy is meant to work not look perty.
To make this video, I actually filmed from two different locations. This was the first location I flew from. After I put the goggles on I forgot how many trees were around but the video signal was still amazing somehow - thats why I took this picture. Immersion RC stuff is really good, you should use it.
It took a little longer than expected to get the gimbal installed, but the results are impressive. There will soon be an easier way to install this gimbal on a newer phantom mainboard, so if you do not want to solder, you should wait to purchase your gimbal and phantom until then!
If you have any questions about installing your gimbal, please contact me..! Also, please let me know if there are any how-to videos or other RC/FPV videos you would like to see.