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Day 1 Lost a part

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jwrichte, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. jwrichte

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    So its day one of flying my phantom - I LOVE IT - but I have already lost the bar that keeps the gopro attached....

    I know it is my house somewhere, but i dont have the first idea where. Which tells me that I need to go ahead and start ordering spare parts. Anyone have any idea where to get this part or what its called??

    grrr..
     
  2. jwrichte

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    Found the part! Still would love to know how to order another...Also Ive had two drop screws fall out mid flight in my first to flights. I found the first one, but not the second...is something wrong or is this common? What purpose do they serve?
     
  3. havasuphoto

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    Which screws?
    You can buy a set of screws for the Phantom 1, I've seen it at several retailers. I think it's like $12 for every screw and nut....
    also, you'll notice that the screws all have a blue substance on them-that's blue locktite...it seems to work pretty well.
    But-part of my post-flight inspection is to go through with tools and check the tightness of all screws, especially the prop nuts(I've got one of the non-self tightening prop models).
    Which model do you have?
    EDIT: here's a link of what I found just doing a quick google search;http://www.helipal.com/phantom-16-phantom-screw-set.html?osCsid=gdna4lm787b1o9s5glsr4q81j6
     
  4. jwrichte

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    Sorry! Phantom 2 and both parts are from the zenmuse gimbal. The screws
    I believe are called drop screws and go through the rubber dampers. The other part is the gimball part that holds the gopro on
     
  5. havasuphoto

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    There are 4 rubber balls that attach the upper/lower part of the Zen-there are no screws through those. However-it's a good idea to use a couple of zip ties into the 2 side balls-and just make then snug, not tight. If/when you crash-these balls tend to pop out, and could cause damage to your camera. With the zip ties, it will tend to hold everything together in the event of a "hard landing".

    Learned the hard way ;)

    I'm not sure there will be any screws in the package for the Zen or the Go Pro mount. If you can-post a picture of where the screws are missing-so we can help you locate the size/type of screw.
     
  6. jwrichte

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    Thanks for the reply! The screws for the zenmuse are actually called anti drop screws and they are the ones that keep ironically dropping out of the gimball. I found where to order them but im afraid they will just keep falling out.

    http://www.helipal.com/dji-h3-2d-37-dji ... 716f6toq51
     
  7. havasuphoto

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    Didn't know about those(I didn't put mine together). Try using loctite...I've read reports on another forum of this exact same problem-and the only solution I've heard is to use loctite.
     
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    Funny you should ask.... Atlanta Hobby accidently shipped me one of these today. The package was addressed to me but the packing slip showed it was for someone in Houston. I returned it today so I'm guessing they stock it there!
     
  9. CouesWhitetail

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    One of my anti-drop screws fell out the very first time I did a test flight after installing the gimbal. I reinstalled the screw and haven't had a problem since. I didn't add Loctite or anything, just figured I hadn't threaded it all the way or something. So redid it and they are all staying on. quite a bit later I added a twist tie to the gimbal pieces so that if the screws fall out, the whole bottom piece won't drop with the go pro attached.