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Aluminium repair?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by richmunton, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. richmunton

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    Having just had a big crash on maiden voyage( 100s of hours experience with drones) flew behind a tree at the exact moment the sun appeared from behind a cloud and blinded my view of iPhone 6 Plus.. The bird did a good impression of a chainsaw!
    The p3p fell about 60 ft and ripped off the camera..
    I have ordered a new ribbon as this was ripped off , I have just stripped camera and gimble to remove old ribbon..
    My question is " has anyone successfully used an aluminium epoxy resin to weld two bits of broken aluminium??"..
    The top arm has sheared in two, I have heated the bent bit and it is now back in shape,, is it possible to fix the two parts with aluminium epoxy?? I have plenty of room to add adhesive either side of the break to help strengthen it.. ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1444582049.214934.jpg ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1444582067.715781.jpg . Hangs head in shame!
     
  2. richmunton

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    Just had a look at Tbocks plastic yaw arm and it looks good. Anyone used the plastic replacement??? Think I might order one and temp fix mine while I wait for shipment from USA
     
  3. Ken Taylor

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    I used it and it works very well!
    I also had to replace the ribbon cable, at the same time.
    Tested it the net day and its as good as new!
     
  4. richmunton

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    Thanks ken, just taken p3p up with no gimble fitted and it still flys well think I am going to order the 3D printed arm
     
  5. normr

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    DJI needs to reengineer that arm, it sounds like it's a very vulnerable part in any crash, it definitely needs at the least to be reinforced, but the best thing would be a complete redesign of the arm and enclose the cable in a sheath or raceway so it's not exposed


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