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Professional Anti-Drop Kit

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Matchlock, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Matchlock

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    Hi;

    I was just reading through the P3 Manual again looking for tidbits and noticed that it said that "two pins have been mounted prior to shipping."

    Now, I took that to mean that all four rubber mounts should have those plastic pins installed and so I installed the other two.

    It went on to say (after I installed the other two pins,) that the pins should be installed diagonally from each other which sounds like only two pins are required in this Anti-Drop Kit.

    Can anyone tell me if I should remove the extra two pins I installed or will the Anti-Drop Kit be alright with all four pins installed?

    I would be thankful for any help on this.

    Regards

    Bud
     
  2. rockydog

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    The normal configuration is just two pins, but having all four installed won't cause any problems.
     
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  3. Meta4

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    Two is all you need and how it was designed.
    The anti-drop pins don't hold the gimbal and are just insurance.
    Using 4 may reduce the free movement a little?
     
  4. Matchlock

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    Thank you very much for your kind reply.

    Bud




     
  5. Matchlock

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    Hi, and thank you for your qick reply. Most appreciated.

    Bud


     
  6. MacMan3409

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    I bought a used P3P & it only had 2 of the hard clear plastic locking pins(opposite corners, diagonally) & it has been on the back of my mind about if i'm missing 2 or if this is how it was supposed to be. I feel better knowing people are flying with only 2 pins. My video has been looking great since day 1 so i haven't changed it.
    so 2 is just fine then correct?
     
  7. rockydog

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    As stated above, just 2 pins is the normal set-up.
     
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    Hmm...sounds a bit insecure to fly with only 2. I recommend all 4; replacements are easy to find online.
     
  9. Meta4

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    You might recommend it but DJI don't.
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    The anti-drop pins aren't to hold the gimbal in place.
    They are just insurance in case there is a problem with the dampers which are what holds the gimbal on.
    You want tour gimbal to be free rather than locked in place.
     
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    Hmmm...I defer to experts. But my P3S came with all four, from the factory. Perhaps either approach is OK.
     
  11. dan84uk

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    Mine came installed with 2 here too, i actually scrapped them in favor of cable ties, so there is more travel.
     
  12. Richard Byers

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    I went through the same issue . I installed two more pins and it dose not effect the camera in any way.


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  13. Amigorick

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    I left the two pins in mine and added two small loosely attached cable ties for backup !
     
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    2 pins is sufficient, it is just for safety (a) and it should not limit the effect of the 4 dampers.
    I prefer 2 plastic ties.
     
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    How can I remove the pins without cutting them? I have a gimbal disconnected message. And I was told I would need to remove them to check the cable to the camera. I have no image on my iPad, but other than no image. Everything appears to be functioning normally.
     
  16. Dronason

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    Some said that if you fully closed it and then take it out it is possible. That's sound too risky.
    I preferred to cut them and replace them by plastic tie (2). They have to be not tight so they are loose and leave full freedom to the gimbal to move.
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    I don't know that I would say they were fully closed.
    Push the clip further ON to the pin and let it sit for a few minutes. The plastic on the clip will hold the new expanded shape (to a degree) allowing a quick pull off.

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