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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by sonof40, Feb 15, 2016.
The plastic wrap-a-round wrench for the props but also work to remove lens shield
DJI does not sell these. Perhaps someone will offer you sell you one since most people do not use them.
I really don't know how to use prop wrench
I hear ya. I know how to use it but I never would. I have another use for it in mind.
I saw one in a video but can't find it now.
Expand it so it slips around the motor casing then squeeze the two straight ends together like a pair of pliers. The rubber in the circular part grabs the motor casing & holds it tight while you spin the prop. Honestly I've never needed to use it as I just hold the motor casing with my fingers & loosen the props. My Vision+ props got tighter & I sometimes did need the old-style prop wrench.
I would not use anything to take off the lens cover. You can actually damage the cover by applying to much pressure to it. The way to get it off is less pressure on the sides. The cover is paper thin. A rubber band will assist in getting it off.
That's what the wrench Dirty Bird describes does. Applies light, even pressure around the lens.
Still need a link or a way to find it though.
I found the exact same thing at a dollar store. It is used for people with arthritis to take bottle tops off. Cheap and the right size.
Actually the prop tool is the perfect tool for removing the fragile camera lens protector... shown here in this vid:
The smallest hole opens bottle caps so this should probably work well as a Phantom prop wrench. The larger holes are for later when we have quads with the big 4" diameter motors!
Latest 4 In 1 Gourd Shape Can Opener Screw Cap Jar Bottle Wrench Kitchen Tool
I would not use anything that applies pressure to the sides of the lens cover. Pressure to the sides makes it more difficult to get off.. Rubber band will work.
Phantom 3 Pro / iPad Air 2
I tried using that wrench to remove the camera filter, and the plastic immediately snapped.
This is why I say you should not use it. I had a problem with mine I couldn't get it off. The solution for me was less pressure. I know it is counterintuitive but it worked for me. YMMV
Thanks Capt. that's the vid I saw. now if I could get a link or product name...
Thanks D. Ordered it on eBay.