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Check your gimbals!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RVD98072, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. RVD98072

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    I usually keep my drone in the trunk of my car. I try to fly during my lunch break at work if it's not raining, etc. I just pull the batteries out and charge at my desk, etc. and put everything back in my car.

    Today since it's the weekend, I brought my drone into the house. There were a few maintenance type things that I wanted to do such as use zip ties to secure my gimbal guard, update the firmware on a new battery, examine props, do an IMU and gimbal calibration, etc.

    I was surprised to notice that 2 out of my 4 clips for my gimbal were gone! I guess they must have fallen out but I have no idea when. I never noticed it until now.

    Time to add "check gimbal" to my pre-flight and post-flight checklist.
     
  2. Illina

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    They only come with two on them.....cater-cornered. I usually put zip ties in the other two but not pulled very tight.
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  3. RVD98072

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    Good idea. I'll put zip ties on the other 2. Whew...

    Seems a bit dangerous to only have 2. What if 1 falls off (cold weather causes a crack in the plastic, etc.)? Seems like if 1 were to fall off, it'd be pretty weak with just 1 more holding it up. I like the idea of the loose zip ties to hold the gimbal just in case.
     
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  4. plasrobin

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    Good advice, thanks
     
  5. IftiBashir

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    I also used to use zip ties with my P3P - I preferred to use them rather then the clips....