Drone thermal imaging gimbal

M2-D Mini Gyro Stabilized EO/IR UAV UAS Multicopter Drone FLIR Thermal Imaging camera turret ball

M2-D Gyro stabilized drone thermal cameras EO-IR Gimbal with FLIR camera, optical zoom in a small lightweight 160 gram payload. Gyro stabilized gimbal for drones, uas, uav suas and ugv mount applications

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COMING SOON M3-D / M4-D and M5-D Precision High Zoom drone thermal camera with FLIR EOIR Imaging Camera Gimbals and Advanced multi axis Gyro Stabilization




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– BROCHURE – SPI M2D Gyro Gimbal Integration Data Sheet EO-IR

– BROCHURE – M2D_Gimbal_Gyro_Stabilization_FLIR_EO_IR_integration Data


– BROCHURE M2D_full_axis_protocol_for_Integration_EO_FLIR_IR_Data_sheet_DJI_Universal_Drones_install

– BROCHURE M2-D gimbal turret payload data Camera Pinout

– BROCHURE M2D_Gimbal_mounting_option_DUAL_Channel_FLIR_EO_OPTICAL_ZOOM_TELE



There are many unmanned EOIR gimbals available in the marketplace to choose from varying in price and performance, the search for the “Perfect” imaging gimbal for your UAV can be a daunting one with so many UAV GIMBAL options. Look no further, SPI has coupled the worlds best materials, mechanicals, electronics and sensors into one divine low cost imaging payload.  The affordable M2-D drone thermal camera UAV GIMBAL is an all weather, rugged micro mini gimbal for drones, uav, uas, Suas, multicopter, unmanned aerial vehicle, land and marine applications, Rock steady stabilization on all Axis ensures the imagery remains steady while moving. Optical Telescopic telephoto zoom is included in both the EO channel as well as the thermal imaging FLIR camera channel. Weighing in at 160 Grams, the M2/D is the worlds smallest, lightest and highest performing gimbal ball turret payload thats simple to integrate into any platform. Imaging is displayed in Wide field of view with zoom to get tight distant targets incorporating both optical and digital zoom. similar systems cost 3 to 4 times as much and dont deliver the performance as the M2-D. Priced at $9995, The M2-D is affordable for users seeking high end multi sensor gyro stabilized applications. The M2-D offers Zero backlash extremely accurate positioning, high impact, rugged housing, retractable housing, additional mechanical dampeners to further keep the unit and imagery Rock steady. Ultra smooth powerful yet precise motors with extreme accuracy stabilize the shakiest and harshest/windiest missions. High speed payload aiming with great accuracy mechanics coupled with optimal image quality sensor electronics make the M2-D the premier unmanned eo/ir imaging platform available anywhere.

Sample HD FLIR Thermal imaging camera engine core imagery from the M7

SPI utilizes High Sensitivity, Hand Selected Thermal Infrared Imaging Detectors ensuring the best IR performance

Thermal FLIR Image of the M2D at 384x288 resolution, our modified thermal sensors are programmed for optimal sensitivity
Thermal FLIR Image of the M2D at 384×288 resolution, our modified thermal sensors are programmed for optimal sensitivity. The 640×512 M2D drone thermal camera offers long range Ir flir imaging and has exceptional sensitivity for enhanced DRI.

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The system is suitable for custom drones as well as COTS Multicopters like DJI models. The unit offers phenomenal lift and endurance dynamics along with easy integration for end users, developers, integrators, UAV designers and manufacturers. The M2-D is fully universal and is all open source which ensures simple integration into any system.

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The M2D is a precision, high resolution, high sensitivity micro Mini dual-channel EO/IR steerable multi axis stabilized camera with an incredible light weight of 160 grams [5.6 oz].  The M2D provides unparalleled capabilities in its weight category, providing an excellent choice for those in need of a light and powerful camera Gyro Image Stabilized camera system.

  • Visible channel EO
  • PAL / NTSC day camera
  • Zoom : x6.8 + x2 digital (x13.6 total) , continuous zoom
  • HFOV : 30° WFOV – 4.7° WFOV – 2.3° DFOV
  • Thermal channel FLIR
  • PAL / NTSC thermal camera
  • Resolution: 640 x 512 / 384 x 288
  • LWIR uncooled 7-14µm
  • Zoom : x4/2 digital, continuous zoom
  • HFOV (640×512) : 32° W.FOV – 7° D.FOV , continuous zoom
  • HFOV (384×288) : 28° W.FOV – 13° D.FOV , continuous zoom
    • Range of rotation / Data
    • System: sealed 100% duty cycle
    • Tilt : -45° to 135
    • Angular Velocity : Up to 105deg/sec
    • Power Requirement : 9-32 VDC
    • Power Consumption : <10W
    • Temperature : -20°C [-4°F] to +55°C [131°F]
    • Dimensions :
    • Diameter : 53mm [2.099”]
    • Height : 78mm [3.07”]
  • Weight : 160 grams [5.5 oz.]The M2-D Gyro stabilized Mini Gimbal ball provides superior image quality both during day and night times, outstanding gyro stabilization, and low power consumption. It incorporates top-of-the-line components: a sensitive thermal FLIR sensor, high-end motors, hardened/coated optics, all at an affordable SWaP package. Ideal for quadcopters, hexacopters, multicopter, fixed wing & rotary, unmanned copters, drones, UAV, UGV, SuAS and all remote vehicles.

The M2-D is a third generation product, the rock steady gyro stabilized EO IR camera is the most powerful, lightest and smallest production gimbal in the world. Fully compatible with all third party software and hardware.
The M2-D delivers EO, ZOOM, IR, Gimbal & Stabilization – all within 160 grams.  The EO daytime color/low light camera of the M2D incorporates x6.6 zoom + x2 digital zoom to a total of x13.2 zoom.  The thermal FLIR camera channel of the M2-D can incorporate either 640×512 or 384×288 resolution. Spi has been building robust high quality EOIR equipment for almost 2 decades for industrial, law enforcement, law eforcement and military customers.

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Info release 9/11/15

Micro Stabilized FLIR Thermal and Visual UAV Payload M2-D
A micro gimbal for UAV and vehicle use that only weighs 160 grams is an amazing thing all by itself. But a micro gimbal that weighs 160 grams, has both a FLIR thermal camera and a visual camera with optical zoom and is gyro stabilized now that is something that you would call impossible. But its not. It is real. The unbelievable new M2-D micro stabilized gimbal features a 640×480 high resolution thermal camera with all the features (gain, level, polarity, color, digital zoom, etc). Co located is a very nice EO visual camera with OPTICAL zoom. Thats right this is not a kludge digital zoom but a true optical zoom down to 4.5 degrees FOV. Then of course there is a digital zoom kicker on top of that. Normally a 4 degree FOV in a UAV or ground vehicle will produce a very shaky unusable image. Thats why everyone fly’s with the consumer grade GoPro with its super wide angle lens. When using wide angle optics it is very easy to get smooth relatively shake free images but it is also very hard to get usable imagery and detail from any altitude. Try reading license plates with a GO PRO (maybe if your flying at 10′ AGL). The M2-D has advanced gyro stabilization just like the $1,000,000 FLIR balls that they fly on helicopters and military aircraft. This degree of stabilization is way beyond the consumer Chinese stuff you see on the web. With the Micro M2-D Gyro Stabilized EO/IR gimbal you can zoom in and read license plates from hundreds of feet AGL. This becomes a very useful tool for a wide range of applications. Ideal for a multitude of rotary and fixed wing uav’s, uas, ugv, multicopters, quadcopters, hexacopters. The unit is also compatible with DJI products.

The M2-D is built to the most exacting standards to withstand the harsh environment of UAV and Ground vehicle operation. There are also a host of accessories to make integration into any flying platform a breeze. There is a series of mounting options starting with a basic hard mount shock absorbing plate all the way up to a full blown retractable affair that can lift the payload completely up and into the body of the UAV when needed.

Control is also simple. There is a PC interface for bench use or integration into a larger software driven system. But, the most popular feature is the handy protocol converters. These tiny boxes can interface with any common Radio Control format. There is a PWM interface and a hot SBUS interface. Both easily integrate with auto pilot or manual controllers. They are both fully map-able via USB interface and included software.

Finally (as if this wasn’t enough), there is a geo reference tracking module that allows the unit to be directed to specific geo target locations and also return specific coordinates of any spot on the ground being viewed. This is real top end hardware and amazingly available in the ultra compact Micro Stabilized M2-D gimbal platform.

Its clear that the UAV imaging payload world has been stood on its head by SPI CORP. The M2-D is higher performance than any other system on the market. But that’s just the beginning of the story. The M2-D is about 1/4 the size of anything else on the market with these features and to seal the deal it is also a fraction of the price of anything ever made.

Size: 160g palm of the hand
Stabilization: GYRO STABILIZED
Price: Fraction of any other system.

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Precision Retractable mechanical hideaway housing is available for the M2-D Stabilized Gimbal

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The gimbal is compatible with all drones including the dji phantom, inspire series, s900, s1000




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Stabilized gimbal with flir thermal camera mounted on DJI Phantom UAS

M2D micro gyro stabilized drone gimbal shown mounted on DJI Phantom UAV, The M2D Mounts to all DJI UAV’s like the inspire, S900, S1000 and All commercial and custom drones & is fully compatible with all platforms including lightbridge.


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