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motor mount breakage - pics attached - how to proceed/ fixable?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Bryce, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Bryce

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    I hit a tree and thought everything was fine after recalibrating everything. Things were fine for a half hour.... it started to wobble... then crashed from about 5 feet. The motor mount must have been hit pretty good on the tree hit this morning. I got some GREAT shots though so the accident was worth it.

    My question is, based on the pics attached.. should I just buy another one, or is this fixable?
     

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  2. RoyVa

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    You can purchase just the shell and transfer all components. The shell' run around 60-70 dollars on eBay. That's the route I would take. Then she'll be good as new.
     
  3. Woody

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    I don't know if the P3 replacement shells are available yet but if they are you can transfer everything into a new shell. Should be easier than the other Phantom models because of the P3's "all in one" design.
     
  4. bobmyers

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    I don't believe I would trust a fix,,, it would be very difficult to get this to hold. It would require removing the motor, gluing the mount back in place and then reinforcing it on the outside with a fiber glass or carbon fiber cloth to give it enough strength so the break did not reoccur on the same fractures. Then consideration has to be give to motor alignment -- that is the critical part.
    Don't believe it is worth the risk. There will be used shells popping up soon--or keep as parts and order another. One fella was trying to sell his to day on this forum. for 900 bucks with the battery and a couple of other items.
     
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  5. Jbundy63

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    I agree!
     
  6. SteveMann

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    Time for a new shell.
     
  7. Bryce

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    I ordered a new one... but the only one I could find that was in stock was the professional. Mine was an advanced. Can I use all the parts from the advance on the pro? Even the gimbal and lesser camera if it ever got screwed up?
     
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    Only thing different with the pro is the gold stickers, 4K camera and that it comes with a 100 Watt charger otherwise the two are completely identical, including the shell.
     
  9. danjordrone

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    Second mofor mount i seen thats broke exactly the same place.Not much strength at that point at all
    Do hope you get it sorted soon
     
  10. Bryce

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    1. So if I break the camera on the new pro one... could I put the old 'advanced' camera on the new one without any software issues? just plug and play?
    2. Also, should I continue using the old charger to charge the batteries? I heard somewhere that charging them faster makes them not last as long.