Skydroid C12 User Manual

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Table of Contents

Product introduction

C12 is a small high-definition dual light gimbal that uses a new generation imaging chip and a high-definition distortion free camera, with effective pixels reaching 5 million. It has powerful 2K video recording and photography capabilities, supports digital zoom, and captures clear images anytime, anywhere, making distant scenery closer to you. Equipped with a high-resolution thermal imaging camera, it has a wide field
of view, clear images, and can observe various heat sources from a long distance. Using an industrial grade 3-axis stabilization structure, it significantly reduces image jitter and keeps the image in a stable state. Can be used in fields such as fire rescue, animal protection, and safety monitoring.

Product packing List

Overview of C12

C12 ports introduction

Product specifications

C12 gimbal parameters
Video output signal interfaceLAN port
Control signal input interfaceLAN port
Working voltage7.2V~72V
Working current210mA
Working temperature-10℃~+50℃


(includes quick disassemble shock absorber plate)



(includes quick disassemble shock absorber plate)

Controllable angle range-90°~+10° (Pitch);-90°~+90°(Direction);-45°~+45° (Roll)
Hoist mode/ Upside down modesupport


One click back/One click down/One click head up


C12 visible light camera parameters

Lens resolution


Focal length





100° / 52° / 122°

Zoom magnification

4x Electron magnification

Image transmission resolution


Video record resolution


Video storage format


Photography resolution


Photo storage format


Supports storage card types

Supports Micro SD storage (up to 256GB)

Support file system


C12 thermal imaging camera parameters



Frame rate


Thermal time constant


Focal length






Pixel spacing


Spectral range


Installation and debugging

The schematic diagram of the screw hole position and spacing is as follows:

Note: The screw size used to fix the shock absorber plate is M3 * 8, with a quantity of 4 pieces.

When the gimbal is not in use, do not hang it on the drone. Long time suspension will accelerate the deformation of the shock-absorbing ball, leading to a decrease in shock-absorbing effect and jelly phenomenon.
When installing the gimbal, the shock absorption plates shall be kept absolutely perpendicular and parallel to each other. Incorrect installation will cause deformation of the shock absorption ball, resulting in a decrease in shock absorption effect and inability to self check.

Gimbal working mode

The hoist mode or upside down mode can be set on the FPV App

Note: The default hoist mode is set before shipping, please do not invert and power on; Please place the gimbal correctly according to the working mode. Incorrect placement may cause damage to the gimbal motor.

Gimbal cable connection diagram and explanation

Use of C12

Install the latest version of gimbal FPV software on the remote control and open it.
Software download address:

① Power on it

After the installation of the gimbal is fixed, power on it. Please wait for power on to complete.

② Open the gimbal FPV, select the C12 connection, and click to enter.

③ Introduction to the homepage of gimbal FPV

④FLY GCS settings

APP homepage top left corner →Common settings →Other settings →User interface →Video window →C12

Note: C12 is a dual beam gimbal that requires both video windows to be set

Parameter settings for C12

Image parameters

You can set some relevant camera parameters

Gimbal control.

Click on parameter settings →gimbal control, there are target tracking and other three control ways to choose, which can be chosen simultaneously. (Target tracking can be used simultaneously with gesture control).

①C12‘s’ target tracking, after selecting this function, C12 will automatically track the target

② Virtual joystick control, which can control C12 tilt through it, and supports one click return to center function.

③ Gesture control, controlling C12 tilt by sliding the screen.

④ Use remote control channel to control it, using custom remote control channels to control C12, as well as functions such as photography and video recording. (The remote control channel can be viewed and queried through the Remote Control Assistant →Rudder View)

Gimbal calibration

Temperature calibration: Calibrate the temperature of the C20 during use to avoid the inability of C20 due to significant differences between the ambient temperature and the operating temperature of the IMU. Horizontal calibration: Please place the gimbal on a horizontal plane and ensure that it is in a stationary state, and do not touch or shake the gimbal.

Vertical calibration: After the horizontal calibration is completed, the gimbal will automatically pitch downwards, ensuring that the gimbal is in a stationary state and not touching or shaking the gimbal. And then, do calibration is OK.

C20 fine adjustment: Fine adjust the horizontal and pitch axes of the gimbal.

Gimbal working mode

Can set the C12 Pro in hoist mode or upside down mode

Note:Please place the gimbal correctly according to the working mode. Incorrect placement may cause damage to the gimbal motor.

Gimbal speed

The control speed of the gimbal includes constant speed mode and variable speed mode.

Color palette

There are eleven optional imaging effects for adjustable thermal imaging cameras.

Setting Encoding Mode

You can set the screen to flip, view the camera firmware version, and display OSD.

Firmware Upgrade

Upgradeable the C12 firmware and camera firmware. Please do not power off or exit the upgrade interface during the upgrade process. (When upgrading camera firmware, C12 shall with a TF card inserted)

C12 size, angle annotation

Due to version evolution and changes in customer requirements, corresponding commands and controls may change. Please contact Skydroid Co., Ltd. for the latest information and technical support. Due to product updates and upgrades, parameters such as size and weight may change. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.


To prevent you and others from harm or damage or protect your device, please read all the following information
before using your device.

  1. Do not put the components directly at high-intensity radiation sources such as the sun;
  2. The ideal operating environment temperature is -40 ℃~80 ℃;
  3. Do not touch the device and cables with wet hands;
  4. Do not bend or damage the connecting cables;
  5. Do not use diluents to scrub your equipment;
  6. Do not plug or unplug cables without disconnecting the power supply;
  7. Do not connect the attached cables incorrectly to avoid damaging the equipment;
  8. Please pay attention to preventing static electricity;
  9. Please do not disassemble the equipment. If there is a malfunction, please contact our company for professional repair.

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