DJI Ronin-M Thumb Stick – Joystick


Proportional Dual Rate Thumb Joystick for DJI Ronin-M

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Proportional Dual Rate Thumb Joystick for DJI Ronin M Gimbal by Aerialpixels

The Ronin M Pro Joystick Controller from AerialPixels is the best selling single operator joystick solution for pros worldwide. No joystick offers more control or can match its bulletproof reliability. Every joystick is hand built, tested and calibrated with pride at AerialPixels in Los Angeles, CA.

Operate longer and with more comfort

When operating the gimbal via Majestic or follow mode with a heavy rig can be torture on your upper body. Low or overhead shots make control even more cumbersome and awkward. Throw in the need to shoot in tight or cramped conditions and you’ll have every right to skip the gym for the next couple days.

With the AerialPixels Pro joystick gimbal controller you can reduce discomfort by as much as 70% while gaining precision control at virtually any angle.

360 Degree Movement

Our thumb control allows for 360 degree movement. Easily combine pan and tilt together by simply moving the stick diagonally.  Need to tilt down while you pan at the same time? With AerialPixels these epic cinematic camera movements are at your finger tips.  No other thumb control offers this much creative freedom!

3D Control with Dual Joystick options!

Add a second controller to your rig and unlock AerialPixels 3D control. Create dynamic and creative shots never before possible. Control pan, tilt and roll simultaneously. All this while still maintaining full access to advanced functions with a click. For more info on 3D control click here.

 Advanced options with a click

With a simple press of the button you can effortlessly change modes, speeds, kill power and even go inverted without having to pull out your tablet! The joystick mounts at any angle and can be positioned wherever you are most comfortable along the top bar. With an optional extension cable, you can even operate your MoVI while boom mounted from more than 25 feet away!

Precision Control

Camera movements have to be seamless, smooth and completely unnoticeable by the viewer. Our high resolution electronics allow movements to be ultra precise and natural so you can pull off the shot and since you can keep the gimbal closer to your body, your arms and back will thank you for days to come.

The advanced controller built-in to the joystick allows you to access all the features with click combinations. Example, on the fly dual rate (dual speed) function will let you pan left at full speed and then, double click, pan right and half the speed in one smooth motion. Best of all, the built-in non volatile memory will store all features even when the Movi Pro is switched off, making it a snap to switch packs and go without losing your settings. There is no menu selections to fuss with or batteries to charge.


At AerialPixels we know what it’s like to arrive on set for a 4am call time. You deserve gear thats dead reliable, hassle free and second nature to use. We designed our joysticks to perform for years of trouble free operation under rigorous professional use. The case is CNC machined from billet aircraft aluminum and black anodized. All components are hand assembled and bolted together before being sealed. Only the highest quality and most flexible silicone high temp wire is used and all internal connections are hand soldered.


  • Proportional control of Pitch and Yaw
  • Simultaneous operation of both axis at the same time. (diagonal movement)
  • On-the-fly dual rate (2 speed) by button click
  • On-the-fly mode change (3 color status LED)
  • On-the-fly invert joystick direction
  • CNC Machined Aluminum Matte Black Finish
  • Single cable connection to DJI Ronin D-BUS input
  • Adjustable CNC Aluminum Clamp with Carbon Fiber Plate
  • Red LED Power Indicator
  • Plug-N-Play Operation*
  • 65CM Soft and lightweight silicone cable
  • Weight 65g
  • Metric tools for Mounting the Joystick Included (2mm and 2.5mm metric allen wrench)
  • UPC: 867311000132

Fully compatible with DJI Ronin

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On the fly dual speed joystick function Once the joystick is centered, push twice (2 clicks) to change the joystick throw to half rate (half speed). This will reduce the Ronin response by approximately half which will help in making ultra slow movements and corrections. Push the button twice (2 clicks) again to resume full speed movement. When you power up the Ronin with the Joystick plugged in, the joystick will always start on full speed mode. The 2 click function break down

  • Power up – Full Speed
  • 2 clicks – half speed
  • 2 clicks – full speed
  • 2 click – half speed and so on.


How to use the DJI Ronin Assistant to change settings and direction


Joystick for Ronin and Ronin-M Instruction Manual (July 02 2015 Revision)

Joystick Features

  • Dual Speed /Rate Mode
  • Mode Select
  • Axis Invert

Changing Speed / Rate

By clicking down on the joystick twice (2 clicks) you can go back between full and half operating speed.

How To Change Speed

  • Double Click the Joystick > Half Speed
  • Double Click the Joystick > Full Speed
  • Double Click the Joystick > Half Speed
  • ………

Note: The joystick ships in full speed mode (full throw). The joystick also remembers your last choice even when you power off the gimbal or remove the joystick from the Ronin. Example: If you changed the speed the half speed and then power down the Ronin, next time you power up the speed will be half speed. To change back to full speed double click (2 clicks) on the joystick.

Changing Modes

By clicking down on the joystick 3 times (3 clicks) you can switch modes on the Ronin like you would, using the included Ronin wireless controller. The 3 clicks function will mimic the 3 position switch in the radio. Each time you click the joystick 3 times the switch function will cycle through the different modes as follows.

  • 3 Clicks – Up Position
  • 3 Clicks – Middle Position
  • 3 Clicks – Down Position
  • 3 Clicks – Middle position
  • 3 Clicks Up Position
  • ……..

The Joystick ships in “Free Smooth Track On Mode” which will be indicated by the BLUE led.

3 Click Sequence

  • GREEN POSITION 1 – Free Smooth Track Off
  • BLUE POSITION 2 – Free Smooth Track on
  • RED POSITION 3 (no roll control) – Reset to Center SmoothTrack On
  • ……

Note: The Joystick will remember the last mode at power off.

Invert Joystick Direction

If you would like to invert any axis without using the Ronin Assistant, you can use the following click sequence.

                Pitch(Tilt) Axis

  • 4 Clicks will invert the Pitch(Tilt) Axis
  • 4 Clicks will revert
  • ……

                Yaw(Pan) Axis

  • 5 Clicks will invert the Yaw(Pan) Axis
  • 5 Clicks will revert
  • ….

If you have the Dual Joysticks with full 3 Axis Operation

Roll Axis

  • 5 Clicks will invert the Roll Axis
  • 5 Clicks will revert
  • ….

Note: The Joystick will remember the last state of sticks direction at power off.

Note: All changes to functions except the speed setting, will be saved to the joystick non-volatile memory.

Additional information

Weight 0.24 lbs
Dimensions 2.3 × 1.5 × 1.5 in


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