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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Squirrel!, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Squirrel!

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    Any suggestions on a repair or replacement that won't cost $200? I do have the ear that snapped off (don't ask how just THAT piece broke, I've no clue) and I most certainly WILL be getting a gimbal guard/protector for the landing feet. Any and all suggestions most appreciated.
     

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  2. LuvMyTJ

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    Well that sucks. Check with @hunch to see if he can assist you with repair or search the classifieds for a replacement camera assembly.

    PS - found the perfect avatar for you. :D

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    They make an epoxy for plastics. I have had very good luck with it. You can get it at walmart. I use 2 layers. First layer to glue it and then a second to coat the first layer.
     
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  4. Apophis

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    I broke the gimbal plate on mine, during it's second flight. Prior to ordering a replacement from DJI, I went by a drone shop here in town, that specializes in the DJIs. Now from he told me, you can still fly it with three tabs. I did it with mine until the replacement parts came in.
     
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  5. Squirrel!

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  6. LuvMyTJ

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    Good news! :)
    What adhesive did you use?
     
  7. Squirrel!

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    The one I linked to in my post. ;)
     
  8. LuvMyTJ

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    Somehow I missed that :) You still going to get a replacement part or just keep on with the repair?
     
  9. Squirrel!

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    Pretty sure just sticking with the repair. Going to let it cure overnight before testing in flight, but I don't forsee any issues as long as I stop crashing it. I am VERY happy again! But I DO need longer landing legs and a brace between the legs to protect the camera/gimbal. Just gotta find 'em. ;)
     
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    Can you give me the name of that shop.....so I know to go somewhere else. If one of the rubber dampers is even hanging lower, you end up getting warnings of gimbal overload, and eventually, your gimbal will die a slow and agonizing death.
     
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    It was Built Drones on Atlantic. I only ran mine for a week, before my mounting plate came in. That's the only store I know of in Jacksonville.

    Off topic, since you mentioned it. Do I need all four pegs in the gimbal? Or just the dampeners?
     
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    2 pegs, diagonally opposite, and 4 dampeners.
     
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    I've thought about putting 4 pegs, but theyre kind of a ***** to get off, and two will keep it from dropping off. Thought about elec. wire ties too, but I'd have to cut them off every time I worked on the gimbal or changed dampers, so I left it at two.