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Anti Drop Pins

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Incognito, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Incognito

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    Is there way of removing the anti drop pins without breaking them?
     
  2. Meta4

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    Yes ... but it's difficult
    That's why they give you extras - and you can buy more.
     
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    Do you just get behind it and use a lot of pressure or what ?
     
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    There good ! Like that better than the plastic ones .How folk's say one fell off beats me I just need to know if anyone has a trick to get them off . Can order some for later but need to remove it now
    for something .
    Thanks Jeff ;)
     
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    Dirk. Some guys have used narrow gauge electric wire zip ties in a pinch. Just make sure you leave them loose enough that the weight of the gimbal is carried by the rubber mounts not the ties.
     
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    I use those tie's on the other 2 just for safety .Am trying something and just trying to see if they can be took off and replaced back .
    There on there good :rolleyes:
     
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    I've never been able to slip them back through. I've even tried a little petroleum jelly. I think the problem is that the holes have a very slight taper when connecting but you hit the flat side when trying to reverse the process. I just cut them off when I replaced them.
     
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    The holes also are made up of 4 tabs that spread and then snap closed. I personally can think of no way these things would ever break on their own unless crashed hard.
     
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    Yea ..afraid that's what I'm gonna have to-do . Was just hoping :rolleyes:
    Thanks Jeff ;)
     
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    Yes you can remove them without breaking them. Watch this video at 0:40. It's kind of a pain though. Hint: a small flathead screwdriver to help pry greatly helps.
     
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    Here's one method
     
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    Are they reusable after this method? It looks like the tabs get stretched out of shape and can't hold the pin. Thanks for posting this.
     
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    How he get's it to just fall out gets me !!! But thanks for that video as it showed me something else I needed :)
    Jeff I don't know and was gonna tell ya but still couldn't get that sucker out :rolleyes: I have 2 more but was gonna just reuse those .
    Think I will just cut them off when I remove the camera :)
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