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PLEASE HELP - Battery Removal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Bateman233, May 16, 2014.

  1. Bateman233

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    I am getting real pissed at how difficult these **** batteries are to get out. I take extreme caution to be gentle with my phantom plus due to the delicacy of the camera and gimbal, but when removing the battery I always jerk the thing hard right when the battery comes out and I am afraid I am going to damage the gimbal. And I am not rushing to pull it out, taking my time but it requires quite a bit of strength and pull to get out.

    Any suggestions to avoid this issue?!

    Cheers
     
  2. skyhighdiver

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    I like it that way don't have to worry about it falling out
    Just put your gimbal clip on first if worried
     
  3. Bateman233

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    Do you put your gimbal clip back onto your gimbal often? Kind of afraid I'll bend the gimbal getting that thing back on there.
     
  4. MattUNI2001

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    I never put my gimbal lock back on. That would be a major pain in the butt. I took the advice from somebody else on the forum and started pushing the release on the top and bottom with TWO hands (both thumbs on the top release), which now I can get the battery out with relatively no issue. Pushing down hard with both hands and then trying to get it out even a millimeter then makes it easy for me to switch to 1 hand where I can then get it the rest of the way out while supporting the phantom with the other hand (grabbing near one of the "legs". It is definitely a process... :)
     
  5. RedRyderMedia

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    If you do a search, you will find several other threads on this site discussing how difficult the battery is to get outs. They discuss the causes and the solutions.
     
  6. CDStuff

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    I was also having a bit of a problem. I looked inside and wire that runs from the phantom to the camera (non-plus) was being pinched. Since I opened it up and got the loose wires out of the way, it was a lot better...but still required some effort though.
     
  7. Mori55

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    I always use the gimbal lock. It was a pain at first. Now that got hang of its pretty easy.
     
  8. Leighk

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    I press the buttons and pull so there's a small gap. Then grip the + with my thumbs and pull it out using my nails.
    Easy and smooth.


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  9. BlackTracer

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    I am right handed. I grip the clip on top with my thumb and the one on bottom with my pointer both of my right hand. I then positioin my left hand on the phantom with my pointer on top and thumb on bottom kind of around the battery area. I then apply enough pull force with my right hand and push force with my left to get it out about a quarter inch. I then do the same pull push again until I overcome the coefficient of friction and it slides right out. Sometimes it pulls right out on the first pull push. If I am flying another battery I don't bother with the gimbal clip. But if it is my last battery, I put on the clip first cause I think its safer for the gimbal. FYI I always use the gimbal clip when the bird is in the box.
     
  10. 4wd

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peCCm1HvVVM[/youtube]
     
  11. nhoover

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    That's the technique I use too - thanks for posting the video. Mine is tighter than yours but it can work this way. My hands and fingers are quite strong from climbing etc - what do normal people do? It's quite hard to remove. But as was said before, I like that it's securely in there. Still, I'll bet you the next version of this battery has a positive lock and is easier to remove. It's a design flaw as is.
     
  12. Cocoa Beach Kiter

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    Wow - That's much easier!! Thanks for the post!