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forgot to unlock gimbal, crack the len??

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by jialiangleo, May 2, 2016.

  1. jialiangleo

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    Today was my first flight with P3 4K. Everything was fine and I was very careful taking off and landing.. I bought the DJI back shell bag. However, at home when I was trying to download my photos/videos to the computer. I powered on the drone without unlocking the gimbal and I think I heard a crack sound. And later on I saw a crack on the UV filter??? WTH... Anyone believe this will be the root cause or I just accidentally hit it somewhere before during packing or unpacking. The len is that vulnerable?? really??
     
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  2. With The Birds

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    Lens or UV filter? If it's the filter unscrew and have a close look. It shouldn't break easily unless it was over tightened and the glass was under stress.
     
  3. jialiangleo

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    Yes, it is the UV filter glass. I did not touch it since received brand new. Should I loose it a bit? Seems very tight.
     
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    They all seem very tight. It's just the way they are assembled.

    Grasp the silver ring and spin it counter clockwise. Do not use a firm grip. Keep your grip loose.

    You can use your prop wrench to help remove it. Or you can use rubber to help remove it like a thick rubberband.

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  5. jialiangleo

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    OMG it was so tight, I had to spend a lot effort... not sure why the factory did this ...
     
  6. tcope

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    It's not tight, it's thin aluminum and bends under slight pressure. This makes it difficult to remove if grasped with any pressure.
     
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    Stock lock would not touch the lens.
     
  8. jialiangleo

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    Sorry, I meant UV filter glass not the len.
     
  9. jialiangleo

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    I dont think I hit it so not sure why the pressure was built.
     
  10. tcope

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    Its usually because of the pressure put on the lens when a person grips it. It's not that it's put on tight. Best way to remove is to place a rubber band under your fingers and use as light of pressure as possible to remove.
     
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    I left my gimbal cover/protector/lock on once by mistake doing a FW update...15min before I noticed..only noticed because I heard a clicking that got louder and louder....but it was fine..checked it all later and great so I dont thing leaving it on caused the crack you have...maybe something hit it in the case?