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Button on the stock camera holder keeps shutting it off

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by IflyinWY, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. IflyinWY

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    Yep, the tab on the button seems to continually smack the power switch and I loose, what I think will be, great video. :cry:
    I've removed the button and now poke through the hole in the rubber to turn it on. Stupid button now lives in a cow pie. :D

    Anyone else having similar problems?
     
  2. houldsworth1

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    I've had much the same problem. Hadn't thought about removing the button though - that could be a good idea :)
     
  3. IflyinWY

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    It worked perfect for me. I made 6 flights yesterday and not one recording problem. :D

    I bent the tab all the way up and down twice to break it off. Then walked a few yards and tossed it into a cow turd. :D :D
     
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    I think I might do this to mine as well, I'm always fighting with that thing!
     
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    With a little effort you can work on the button with a file and make function well.
     
  6. IflyinWY

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    That's a good idea too. Thanks for sharing. :D
     
  7. houldsworth1

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    Thanks! I used some 220 grit paper on it tonight for a few minutes. Now it works using the button - takes a good hard squeeze but will turn on and off using just the button and won't affect it when putting it into and out of the holder :D
     
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    My friend's son's FC40 was doing this, hard to figure out when other things were interfering as well (radio tower, earlier flights).
    Jump up and no more video. So I tossed him mine and asked him to put it in backwards or upside side. He chose upside down. ;-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTWeEWKKx_E

    My tab at the top of the camera case is cracked and it no longer closes totally right, but the button never interferes!
     
  9. IflyinWY

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    If you fly inverted you won't have to flip the movie on your computer. :idea:
     
  10. IflyinWY

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    Aww Geez, Why didn't I think of that?
     

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    Actually I did turn it over, easy enough - still some real nice footage.
    I left the upside-down original up because it's acually pretty darn cool I think. The lake reflections were so nice...