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Crash from 3rd party lights.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by elwoodmike, May 24, 2016.

  1. elwoodmike

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    Lesson learned….

    I’ve had my p3p for about 5 months and have flown many times.


    When I bought the drone it can with lights that you stick and rubber band around it, pretty cool. If you have them on your drone STOP READING THIS AND TAKE THEM OFF! I was flying last Saturday when one of the rubber bands got entangled in one of the motors and it crashed. I should have been smarter than to put something on it that could come off. Hindsight is 20/20.


    Be safe.
     
  2. elwoodmike

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    I'll take some tonight and post....
     
  3. m0j0

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    Ewwww no Bueno .... Sorry for your loss. Is the bird totaled?
     
  4. BVC

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    Why would you use something like rubber bands??

    Im sure you can run those lights. Just use something more like.. - zip ties?
     
  5. elwoodmike

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    gonna send it to DJI to see how much it will cost to repair.....
     
  6. flpholt

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    20160427_153022.jpg I have leds on mine now for 5 months no problem but I put tape around the ends instead rubber bands
     
  7. elwoodmike

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    That's a great question, the light kit comes with a sticky backing and four rubber bands that you wrap around each arm of the drone. I should been smarter than that.
     
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    yep when I put mine on I thought how long will rubber bands last so got out the tape no problems
     
  9. elwoodmike

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    Wow, the camera and gimbal survived that crash? Do you have a protector installed?
     
  12. elwoodmike

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    What is a protector?
     
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    Thx for sharing mate! Naaa, for beginners the best piece of advise is to stay original.. Later on, as experience is gained, then perhaps venture into long range, goggles etc. Kudos for sharing!


    P3P W323B GL300C, APP V.2.7.0, AIRCRAFT V.1.6.40, RC V.1.5.70, AUTOPILOT V3.2A.

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    This stuff is my new best friend (3M VHB tape). Absolutely amazing. I have a 1.5 pound video monitor taped to the roof of my boat which bounces up and down and takes some impressive G's. Still sticking. The nice thing is you can actually remove it cleanly with a bit of effort (gentle persistent pressure and rocking) when you need to.
     
  15. elwoodmike

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    Use, camera and gimbal are intact...whew! Gonna send is off to DJI to see how much to repair.
     
  16. elwoodmike

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    Yep, that 3M VHS tape is as strong as crazy glue. In fact it's so strong that is is considered permanent. To remove it you need to take a piece of round (not flat) dental floss and work it in a sawing back and forth motion along the tapes base surface. It leaves a mess but is removable. Amazing stuff though.
     
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  19. WetDog

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    You can often remove it from smooth surfaces (like a P3) by very slow, gentle pressure with a flat object. Isopropyl alcohol will often clean up the residue.

    But it's pretty permanent...