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Foam thing behind gimbal...

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by KMD1984, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. KMD1984

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    Got my P3P today and forgot to take that white foam thing off whilst powered up for 5 minutes. Was that bad? Did that "lock" something in place and put a strain on it?!

    Thanks,

    KMD
     
  2. MattyDread

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    Its should say on it 'remove before flight' - throw it in the bin, don't worry, go fly.

    When I first got my p3 I used to power it up forgetting to take off the big plastic gimbal guard/holder- quite a few times with no issues
     
  3. GadgetGuy

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    Definitely not good for it, but likely no permanent damage done. You'll know soon enough, once you start using the gimbal in flight, if there are any issues.
     
  4. KMD1984

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    I see. Thanks.
     
  5. KMD1984

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    How come I didn't see your reply a minute ago?! Anyhow, thanks for the info.

    I agree that my Gimbal should be fine. I didn't even fly like that, it was just on the bench without even moving the P3 much. I picked it up once and that was it.

    I maiden it tomorrow and we will see.

    Thanks,

    Kmd
     
  6. Bambola

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    I tie a big red ribbon to my gimbal lock so I don't leave it on by mistake
     
  7. RoyVa

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    Put it in you pre flight check list. To many times puts a strain on the potentiometer and can eventually cause damage. Best to put a ribbon or tag on as someone said to remind you to pull the protector off before powering up.
     
  8. Solar Deity

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    I forgot the foam piece as well during the first power up. Removed the big plastic guard, but missed the foam. App said gimbal error. No damage done at all.

    SD
     
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    Same here.
     
  10. KMD1984

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    A ribbon sounds good... :)

    Which brings up the next question: It sounds like people keep putting it back all the time!? I guess you do so when you transport it!? Is that really necessary, or more of a recommendation? I believe the later.

    Thanks,

    Kmd
     
  11. phantom13flyer

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    The foam piece I would say most people have thrown it away. But purchase a gimbal guard and lens protector . You can find them on ebay and some even come with a red ribbon that says remove before flight .
     
  12. phantom13flyer

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  13. Shademan

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    I have to chuckle on this thread. I thought I was the only idiot that forgot to remove this small but very important piece of packing apparatus. The foam piece is so small that I completely missed it when I unpacked the P3A last week. I even made several flights and was almost ready to send it back to Amazon because I thought there was something wrong with the gimbal. The picture quality before I found the foam piece was awful with vibrations and the gimbal did not track correctly. Once I removed it, all was good and I have not noticed any damage or issues.
     
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  14. GadgetGuy

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    Nice batteries...:cool:
     
  15. RedHotPoker

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    If you get a Gimbal Overload error message, you will soon realize why. Hahaha

    Don't ask he how I would know this. ;-)

    RedHotPoker
     
  16. bobmyers

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    very common mistake-- DJI should red flag that one:D:D
     
  17. KMD1984

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    You're calling me an Idiot? :p
     
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  18. KMD1984

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    Nice... I am going to do a little search on eBay and see what comes up. If someone has a source of a good one, please let me know.

    Thanks.
     
  19. bobmyers

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    Remove Before Flight Keychain
     
  20. Shademan

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    Just a generalization...nothing personal, KMD.

    ;);););););)