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Anyone using a gimbal/landing gear protection?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Luis Costa, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Luis Costa

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    I see these a lot. Never purchased one because I fell like I will see it all time on video and it wont fit in my case with it on.
     
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    I have a similar one and have never seen in in my 90° down footage. It's a nice protection for ur camera.


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    I had one on my P2+ and now one on my P3P. Excellent product, tremendous peace of mind and have never seen it in over 25 hrs of footage.
     
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    Do you guys zip tie them on? Has it ever fell off in a crash or hard landing? I just received one from SKYREAT and put it on, it seems pretty tight in between the landing skids. I feel the zip ties will make it look cheap.
     
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    I bought one from uavbits.com. Nylon tied it on. No interference with the camera, seems to work ok.
     
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    My UAVbits does not have the zip ties. It fits fine where it is.


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    Not good when you fly at windy area...I fly once using that stuff and make my p3 not fly straight
     
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    Not convinced it would affect stability in any way with the limited profile it assumes. I've had one for awhile and I would never know it was there.
     
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    Spent $20.00 for it
     
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    I did, and you cant notice it. It also makes the entire P3 sturdier, especially when hand catching. Overall, Im happy and think its worth the investment, but not necessary.
     
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    I dont use protection on my p3p, I had a talk with it about those dirty type of quads that get around so it doesnt have to worry about contracting any viruses. But on a serious note Yes those gimble protectors throw off the flight characteristics and create drag. Its like adding a elevator on a plane.
     
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    I plan to get one to at least try out. As fpsmatt mentioned, these things create drag. Hopefully it won't hurt flight times too much.
     
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    I'm sorry, could you be more specific?
     
  17. fpsmatt

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    Or you could just work on landings to be more perfect and watch where you land it. OR yea catch it. I dont or plan on using RTH on my quad.
     
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    I have the Carbon Fiber one from ebay. Within a week of installing it, I had to force it down in a rocky area to avoid collision with a tree. I'm almost certain that the protector along with the "Phantom 3 Fix bracket" kept my gimbal alive.
     
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    Yes, I use uavbits guard on both my birds. Although I've never tested in a crash, it's a great bit of protection just in case!
     
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    I installed the following to mine. Hope it protects it a little without the added weight ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1438995894.126063.jpg