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Easy mount for monitor on DJI radio

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by antares, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. antares

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    Have you guys ever got tired of fiddling with the screw to mount your monitor onto the radio? I did a lot...
    My solution is a strong neodymium magnet which i have screwed to the mounting bracket. It easily attaches to the steel plate on the back side of the monitor. No more screws. The magnet is strong enough to hold the monitor including receiver with antenna. But not too strong to hold it like if it is welded... Make sure not to come too close to the compass. The magnet can be ordered from here, my choice was BY084DCS (2" x 1/2" x 1/4" with two holes).
     

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  2. Hughie

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    Thanks for posting.

    I too struggled with trying to screw/unscrew the monitor. And when its cold and you have gloves on and the thumbscrew drops in the long grass, you can use all your swear words up for the entire year :mad:. Yes it was a problem for me.

    I like the simplicity of what you have here, however, I would not be comfortable introducing systems into my kit which relied on magents. At some point this is going to cause problems with the compass, perhaps during transit.

    The solution I ended up using to speed up mounting and unmounting a monitor, was one championed by lake_flyer and uses a back to back GoPro mounts. Its very fast to use, very light, very secure.

    EDIT:
    the "lake_flyer" mount
    http://www.phantompilots.com/thread...monitor-on-your-controller.34513/#post-319722

    my copy
    http://www.phantompilots.com/thread...r-on-your-controller.34513/page-2#post-326793
     
    #2 Hughie, Apr 2, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  3. antares

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    Hi Hughie, very nice solution! I am carrying my stuff in a plastic box with foam cut-outs for the P2, the transmitter and all the rest of the gear. So the magnet doesn't come close to the compass. I totally agree that a magnet and a compass is not what we want to pair. So far, i haben't seen problems.