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DJI Lanyard - The Future of Possible... Repairs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DiverDan, May 6, 2016.

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  1. DiverDan

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    After a short flight today, I still had the DJI lanyard around my neck holding my Phantom 4 Remote, when it suddenly crashed to the lawn about 4 feet below, and the iPadmini 3 popped out of the holder.

    After that I couldn't get the remote to connect in DJI Go. Fortunately, it turned out to be the USB>Lightning cable that went bad. However!

    If you want to use the DJI lanyard, remove the clip at the end and use a split key ring to connect the remote and the D-ring on the lanyard. No easy on/off, but no need to ship the remote off for repairs if the drop breaks it.

    DJI lanyard - The Future of Possible Repairs.jpg
     
  2. msinger

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    DJI now offers an official DJI lanyard. I haven't tried it in person yet, but the clip on the end looks sturdier than the average 3rd lanyard.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You mean the ubiquitous white one is not "official" from DJI? I'd still suggest my solution and not trust my remote to a spring clip. Everyone, find your own solution, but mine pretty much guarantees accidental remote-drop prevention. Buy one of those or another brand, but the split-ring is pretty much fail-proof. I've never felt a need to remove the lanyard while packing.
     
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    Correct. This is the first lanyard DJI has released.
     
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    ....but target sells a DJI lanyard for $6 that is official??
     
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    I know Target sells DJI products. Does it look like the photo above? I didn't see it on their website.
     
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    I have 3 TX's and all have their own strap but they all came with that same clasp . Was the first thing to go and replaced with these
    IMG_4115.JPG works for me . Looks big there but aren't .Have the same thing on a strap just like DiverDan has .
    Those clasp just looked like an accident waiting to happen to me .I leave mine on also DD :)
     
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    OK, folks, here's my rescue for the original photo: Lanyard fix.jpg ,

    Anyone with a Dremel Mototool or similar can do it. You leave the lanyard attached, but not a problem for packing. Did you ever remove it anyway?. The picture is worth 1k words.

    Do it before it breaks.
     
    #10 DiverDan, May 8, 2016
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