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Replacement camera plate? Not the gimbal plate

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DocL, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. DocL

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    I need to replace the plate on the camera, not the gimbal plate that you can find online. Does anyone know where I can get this part? I cannot find it anywhere.

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  2. mikesmiley

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    I don't know who has that part, and I don't want to derail your topic, but just curious if your shells are dyed or just painted, and what you used,
     
  3. msinger

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    DJI does not sell that part. Check with a shop that repairs Phantoms. Perhaps someone will have one laying around.
     
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    They are painted with basic Rustoleum spray paint. Both of those are replacement bodies so I painted them before transferring the "guts" to the new body. I have another "spare" body kit that I painted blue for the next crash if that ever happens. You can see them a lot better being in daylight since they are dark.
     
  5. mikesmiley

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    Thanks, Doc. I've got a brand new replacement shell for my P3A that I want to black out for the same reason. (That and going full stealth mode at night with the lights shut off)
     
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    I do a lot of night flying too. I used to put tape over the LED's but recently I learned if you just take the plastic lenses off the LED's are much harder to see unless it is right over you. One word of advice, dont paint over the compass on the leg. I did that once and had to replace the compass. The compass is very sensitive. Maybe the screwdriver I used messed it up or it may have been the paint, not sure. You also have to be very careful with the compass wire when you put the antennas back on the legs. Very easy but be careful.
     
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    Thanks for the pointers.

    For the front LEDs, I have one of my C keys set to toggle them on and off during flight, and for the rears, I'm going to install a mini toggle switch inline with the common wire for each to shut them off before takeoff.
     
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    Any drone repair shop will have it. I have a bunch of used ones here in Florida.
     
  9. Ted4797

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    I pm u. I can provide that part and it is cheap.