Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

GoPro Underwater case on Phantom 2? (with gimbal)

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by skeeter, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. skeeter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Kingman, AZ.
    I've done some research and haven't found a good way to protect the GoPro Hero3 Black's lens when mounted to the Phantom 2's gimbal. Perhaps I just overlooked it...if so, could someone kindly point me to it? Or, if you know of a solution, please let me know.

    On my V 1.1 I just use the GP underwater case...

    Thanks!

    ..
     
  2. LandYachtMedia

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Central North Carolina, USA
  3. Ksc

    Ksc

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    I've heard the lens cover will throw off the balance. I would think that if you have a hard enough crash (that would scratch the lens), the gopro is the least of the concerns.
     
  4. skeeter

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2013
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Kingman, AZ.
    Hmmm. I have the lens covers but not the clear one...interesting...but now I wonder about the balance.....

    I'm mainly concerned about small rocks, dust, and the possibility of chips during take off and landing....

    ..
     
  5. Ksc

    Ksc

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    you are worrying about something that will never be an issue. just clear the area before you take off. it doesn't move enough air to left pebbles. and catch it before you land it.
     
  6. tonyl1113

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    My phantom actually took a hard fall and now I have chipped screen on the gopro, I called gopro and they don't fix screens. Would be surprised if a small lens cap would throw off the balance, they are really small.
     
  7. Droid

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2014
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Exactly