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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by sprite1275, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. sprite1275

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    The gimbal guard is not on properly so the camera is dangling. That can't of been good for it while it's been shipped about.

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    Also 2 plastic inserts which Go through the rubbers where the gimbal frame connects to the phantom are missing. Is this usual?
     
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  2. msinger

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    Your gimbal will most likely be just fine. This is a common occurrence with the Phantom 3.

    This is normal. You'll find replacement pins in your box, but there is no need to install all fours pins.
     
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  3. sprite1275

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    Ok thanks. I'll crack on with getting it set up then.
     
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    Yep happened to me when I got P3s...but as they say no drama.
     
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  5. sprite1275

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    Just freaks you out a bit when you read how sensitive these gimbal are supposed to be.
     
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    Same as mine a few weeks ago. No issues though, flew great until I crashed the other day.
     
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    Interesting, my standard didn't come with those motor stickers... (the box was sealed)
     
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    Exactly right. My gimbal guard was exactly as yours is when I took it out of the box. Also the pins did hold me up a bit at first, but I believe it is in the literature or the videos on the app that explain there are only supposed to be 2 at a time to ensure it doesn't fall, yet be loose enough to allow the bushings to do their jobs.

    I put a loose fitting zip-tie through one of the blank corners for my own peace of mind. I thought the plastic was very stiff, perhaps too brittle over time, and that it would fail. Zip-ties have always been there for me.
     
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    They aren't really"motor stickers", they're just little paper covers that come right off easily. Just a shipping precaution.
     
  10. sprite1275

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    Seems a common accurance then for them not to put the gimbal guard on properly.

    Think like said above I shall put a cable tie through the other rubbers.
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't do that. That is the way Dji makes them to be mounted. I wouldn't mess with what's not broken in my view. I was kind of alarmed as well when I noticed mine was the same way when I bought the drone. Then I saw that EVERY Dji is made like that. Two rubbers n clips to hold the unit, two extras in a bag for just in case. Adding zip ties to the underside of your bird to fix what is not broken? Nah, I wouldn't.
     
  12. Pablo_s

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    Same happened to me with my P3 4K. I think is normal.
     
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    My zip tie insurance policy has been in effect for a 18 months w/ great costumer service. l heard from a lot of people who wish they would have had that policy for only $00.02 a year

    edited-must be loose
     
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  14. sprite1275

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    Yes I definitely don't think a cable tie can do any harm at all. I will be taking woodsmans insurance.
     
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    I was concerned about the "missing" anti-drop pins when I first got mine. Then I read the manual.
     
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    Same here. Text the seller and replied immediately.
     
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    Same here too. Was annoyed that the gimbal would have been flopping in transit but seems to be ok.
     
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    I don't see a problem with that. I have the same on my bird. If you don't tight it too tight it's ok.
     
  20. Dal

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    Your gimbal isn't going anywhere no need for ties. My first quad came down hard ripped the camera right off with half the gimbal. Mounts were all intact


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