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Carbon Fiber Camera/Gimbal Guard

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by BlackHawk388, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. BlackHawk388

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    I ordered mine From Gary Hocker via Amazon. I've read where some folks have mentioned it taking weeks to get in from China, or where ever it came from. However, from Mr. Hocker of Granbury, TX, mine arrived in just four days.

    VERY impressive bit of work on this CF Guard. I'd rather spend $35 and have a tip over that possibly destroys a pair of blades than an unseen rock or some other object destroy the $600 camera and gimbal.

    Here's a direct link in case anyone was interested.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MT7PHHS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
     
  2. msinger

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    I have this camera guard too. It's very well made. Gary has some other neat accessories on his website:

    http://www.uavbits.net
     
  3. BlackHawk388

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    Yes, he does! I like his idea for a Helipad and will likely buy one since I plan on flying from the beach. At that time, I'll also purchase the Inertia Guard for the Gimbal.

    The CF legs, though, aren't something I'd use personally. IMO, making the legs that strong will instead transfer the bulk of the impact shock to the airframe itself.

    On a UH-60, this is called a "hard strut". This happens when maintenance personnel improperly service the struts and instead of having the proper balance of hydraulic fluid to nitrogen, the inner dividing piston is pushed way up by excessive hydraulic fluid. The Nitrogen is the "shock absorbing" primary characteristic while finely metered hydraulic fluid passages are the secondary shock absorption characteristic of such a strut. I have the back injuries and a 10 months long, depot level UH-60 rebuild to show why increasing landing gear rigidity isn't a good idea. The forces are instead directed towards the upper landing gear mounts. In the case of our Phantoms, that's the airframe itself. The arm moment of the motors places them at high risk of snapping off where as if the landing gear were malformed in the hard landing, absorbing some of the shock, that may not happen.

    Never mind me. Just rambling on.