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Gimbal Safety Ties?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by old_guy, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. old_guy

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    Prior to getting (today!) my new P2V+ v.3, I had a Blade 350 QX3 w. onboard camera. I noticed on it that the gimbal attaching the camera to the craft had 2 of the 4 vibration absorbers factory secured into the gimbal with plastic keepers. The other 2 were empty. I wondered why.
    Now that I've got my new Phantom, the same setup exists on it and again I'm wondering why. I saw on this Vimeo where the guy zip tied the empty holes:
    https://vimeo.com/116224716

    Anyone have any ideas? Is the gimbal SUPPOSED TO have only 2 connectors? Why not all 4?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Meta4

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    Because the anti-drop pins are just insurance and two is all you need.
    Don't worry about it.
    You'll probably destroy them if you ever remove them and the extra two are spares.
     
  3. Mako79

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    I removed the anti drop pins and used elastic bands as insurance. The anti drop pins give no slack and hence cause whip lash. Because the camera module is held by a magnetic press fit, whip lash causes the camera to pop off and tear the cable.
     
  4. msinger

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    Mako79, what kind of elastic bands did you use?
     
  5. PTCX

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    I use braided nylon cord,venetian blind cord,as a safety lanyard.
    I tied a lop at both ends and thread one end through all four corner rubbers/balls and put the loops around the extenders on the legs of my Phantom.
    I have had a couple of hard landings since and the gimbal & camera have stayed connected with the quad.
     
  6. old_guy

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    Thanks, Meta. It seems to be the norm-- so I'll remove the 2 stainless bolts I put in the vacant holes (joking)

    You've got some wonderfully exotic photos! I can't wait to get over some slight anxiety and get this camera bird aloft.