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Any tips to protect gimbal ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by AAC, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. AAC

    AAC

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    OK, I paid $800 ransom to replace the gimbal and camera after minor tree crash, service center didn't even fix it despite nothing wrong with the camera.
    I can't afford any repairing cost in future, just searching tips to protect the flimsy gimbal on PV2+ to avoid the damage again. Any advice ?
     
  2. Dirty Bird

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    Not being flippant with this reply, but the best way to protect your gimbal is to fly carefully and avoid crashing the aircraft. While there are some items you could add that MIGHT help protect the camera & gimbal mechanism to some degree the cold reality is, in a violent crash, it is still likely to break. I am sorry I cannot add something more reassuring.
     
  3. mikkel

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    that's the best way I saw so far>
    http://r.ebay.com/DddOaq
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U2A6xjkB74[/youtube]

    we're exactly in the same boat ;-)
     
  4. AAC

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    Thanks for sharing.
    This guard on ebay seems good for hard landing but not minor crashing to tree or obstacles in the mid air. I'm looking for something like transparent housing to house the gimbal and camera but yet allow this combo to move around.