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DIY Neck Strap Balancer for Phantom 3 RC

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by PVFlyer, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. PVFlyer

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    I (probably many P3 pilots) prefer to use neck strap holding RC or lowering the weight for flying 20+ minutes, especially when I need to manage the app with one hand. Unfortunately, buckling to stock RC device holder makes the RC (including the weight of my iPad/iPhone) completely out of balance.

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    I found a simple DIY neck strap balancer with 3 zip ties (1x3mm + 2x2mm) only. I use 2mm zip ties tightening 3mm zip tie to the device holder. I can shift forward/backward the zip ties along the stand to make perfect balance regardless using my iPhone 6+ or iPad Air2.
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    The 3mm zip tie (5mm head width) fits well into the device holder gap to allow folding up the holder as usual. FYI, wider than 3mm zip tie might not fit well into the gap.
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    I like this simple DIY balancer.
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  2. envisionabove

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    Thanks (Mr Inventor of reasonable cost!) Going for my Zip Ties now.
    If it does not work I can say i tried....
    Word of Caution DO NOT GOOGLE ( BELLY TRAY BELLY TABLE BELLY ANYTHING ) Gross.
     
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    Ya just had to say ..DO NOT GOOGLE..didn't ya o_O
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  4. envisionabove

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    Somethings just aren't meant to Google. :)

    On Topic ( I have the DJI Harness that I wear all the time no go. ) The Harness does a rather nice job.
    I tried my neck strap and it was better. But.. Above

    Good tip!
     
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    Just buy the Inspire 1 device holder. The hole is moved up and the metal bracket allows for no flex.
     

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  6. PVFlyer

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    I think this zip tie balancer can also be applied to Inspire 1 device holder. When you are holding a heavy full size iPad, buckling to the I1 metal bracket hole is still not balancing but way better than stock P3 bracket.