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Gimbal Clamp/Camera Protector

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Scott Gibson, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Scott Gibson

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    Just wanted to get a feel for if anyone purchased an aftermarket gimbal clamp and/or camera protector? I'm curious to know how many people use them. The gimbal clamp that came with the Phantom 3 seems pretty weak....the camera still points down and is allowed to move. I'm not really sure when I'm even supposed to use it. I haven't transported it so to speak, but I do walk several hundred yards down to the park by my house to fly it..........is that ok that I'm carrying it around without the clamp on it?
     
  2. msinger

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    Try installing it like this:

     
  3. Scott Gibson

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    Great thanks! I'll try when I get home. What's your suggestion on the camera guard? Do you think those are necessary?
     
  4. msinger

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    Camera guards are not necessary, but it would be a good accessory to own if you're not an experienced flyer. If interested, you can find commonly used camera guards here.
     
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    I would highly recommend considering a 3rd party gimbal lock. They are so much easier to put on and take off. They also protect the camera lens.
     
  6. Scott Gibson

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    I agree. I'm going to purchase the Camera Guard and Gimbal Support from UAV Bits. How about the Carbon Fiber Camera Support they have? Is that necessary?
     
  7. Santiego

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    FYI - Just ordered these. Their camera guard and gimbal support do not fit the standard. The carbon fiber guard does not fit the Standard's legs. You can make the P2V+ carbon fiber guard fit, but you have to cut a notch out of the corner. The string arms fit though.
     
  8. happytreefriends

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    The P3S' 'legs' are not the same as the P3P/A ??
     
  9. Santiego

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    Yea they're different.
     
  10. Scott Gibson

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    Seriously? I ordered both from UAV from Gary, and they will be in in a few days....ur telling me these wont work?
     
  11. Scott Gibson

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    Thanks David! I'll check out your site, and hopefully return what I have on the way if it really doesn't fit?
     
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  12. happytreefriends

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    How do they differ? Are they shorter or taller? Bigger split?
     
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    Let's complicate our lives more by having MORE needless part variations...

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