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Gimbal to Bird attachment

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dacfile, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. dacfile

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    I have a P2v+ with the stock a gimbal and camera. I notice that there are four dampers in place between the body of P2v+ and the gimbal/camera. Only two of these dampers have a plastic device down thru it, thus holding the gimbal and camera to the P2v+. Everytime I fly it I just think, this seems like very little keeping my camera on the quad. I was wondering it there is any value in placing a cable tie thru the other two dampers, as a backup system to those plastic device already in place. Or should I not worry? What do you other drone drivers do?
     
  2. eyecon82

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    I just put a third plastic thing on the third damper. Works fine
     
  3. RobertMfromLI

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    The P2 (non Vision) came with four. I use two. The gimbal hasn't come off, even in a very rough landing (though it did pop the other two rubber mounts out).

    Some people use twist ties to hold them so that the camera doesn't hit the plastic retainers. I have a gimbal extension, so I just reverse the retainers so the flat part is down.
     
  4. dacfile

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    I checked the box before posting... no other plastic things. So I assume some parts depot or Ebay must sell them... will use the cable tie until then. Duct tape is so hard to fit in there. thanks
     
  5. Meta4

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    DJI only used two anti drop pins because that's all that is necessary.
    It's designed that way - it's not a mistake.
     
  6. CityZen

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    Lots of folks use cable ties in place of the "anti-drop pins". Just be sure to leave some slack in them.
     
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    The pins are one-time use. Their purpose is to keep the gimbal assembly attached to the Phantom in the case of a hard landing (I.E. crash).
    The most economical solution is to use Ty-Wraps (http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-PCS-10-...05&prg=11353&rk=4&rkt=6&sd=191232758390&rt=nc.

    Just loop the Ty-Wrap through the dampers. I filed a notch on mine where the gimbal meets the Phantom body, but others don't bother.
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    Just don't cinch them up tight- that defeats the purpose of the vibration dampers.. Here is how mine look:
    http://youtu.be/5hxO6BZm05E
     
  8. dacfile

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    thanks you guys, if it wasn't for You Tube and these forums, I would still be trying to get it out of the box... Cable Ties and Duct tape, what else do you need!