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Need To Open It Up - Any Hints or Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by UnkleFrank, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. UnkleFrank

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    Hi all
    Bought the Cyclops Gimbal and need to find the power cable. Any thoughts on opening it up for the first time?
    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  2. darwin-t

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    It's pretty straightforward. Tiny phillips screws at the end of the arms, then 4 allen screws per arm. Once you get them separated, you may find it easier to rotate the top part to see down inside the bottom than it would be to pull it straight up and have to unplug cables.
     
  3. CityZen

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    First cut through any stickers you put on the arms at the seams.
    Remove the small phillips screws screws, then the 2 hex screws near the edges, then the hex screw near the landing gear. Don't remove the 4 motor screws.
    If you just have a short hex wrench, you'll probably have to remove the landing gear.
    Open the lid slowly; there'll be one or two cables between the halves.
     
  4. UnkleFrank

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    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the advice.
    Frank