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Lens cap too tight solution

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by rabristol, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. rabristol

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    I had a really hard time removing my lens cap so I used scissors and cut it way down. It works perfect and still holds good, however, it comes off like it should. Now I fell like Im NOT ripping the gimbal apart when I remove it. Attached is a photo.
     

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  2. msinger

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    My solution was to buy one of these 3D printed caps. They are very easy to put on and take off since they are flexible.
     
  3. QuadBart

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    Great idea. I was only putting it in part way so that it covered the lens but was easy to remove. Good modification!

     
  4. buford

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    I got one of those lens cap/gimbal lock deals. Works great, and its really flexible. Like that it locks the gimbal.
     
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    Awesome Idea!! I had the same worries/issue myself. Just did it and it works Great!!! Thanks for this!!
     
  6. mohawkdrone

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    Great idea. How about the camera holder little plastic thing, I have a hard time putting that on every time


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  7. finalfantasyfan

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    I don't push the lens cap all the way in. Just half way in when I store it.
     
  8. buford

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    That's what I was talking about, a lens cap/gimbal lock. I don't know why they don't send one with every new drone. They're all over ebay, amazon, b&h photo, etc. I threw my stock one away the day mine arrived.
     
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    I kept mine not sure if your soposse to put it back on every time when your done flying, i have been putting it back on though lol i put my p3s back in its box every time in done flying it, and that plastic piece i guess keeps the camera from flapping around and braking?


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    Yeah this is a nightmare along with the stock gimbal lock.. It really forces things and there's no way around it using the stock set up.

    A link to a good solution would be great (pref a UK seller).
     
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    It still grips the metal because its hard rubber...

    I'm gonna look for a good 3D printed one on eBay
     
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    The one I bought does too, but you don't feel like your breaking something taking it off. And its real simple to put on. Has two tabs that hook over the gimbal and it keeps the camera from flopping. I swear, they weren't thinking when they designed that abortion that came with the drone.
     
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    This is the one I got. On amazon. Its soft rubber, goes on and comes off super easy.
     

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    Nice one, where you pic that up at?


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    What is that wavy looking thing on the front of the camera, for?
     
  16. Squirrel!

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    Ditto. Did the same here with my lens cover. MUCH easier to remove/install. Now to get a decent gimbal lock.
     
  17. msinger

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    You can get one here. The description shows it's made of ABS plastic though (instead of rubber).
     
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    amazon, 10 bucks or less, cant really remember...lol
     
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