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UAV bits camera guard.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by leekiya, May 20, 2015.

  1. leekiya

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    Anyone using one of these new camera guards from uav bits, i live in the uk so am going to have to pay a bit for postage but don't mind if it will save the camera from a hard landing of course.
     
  2. edonovanl

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    Leekiya, I have one on order and would be happy to tell you what I think about it. Thankfully, my P3P will be here Friday but need to check on the guard and will let you know...

    I ordered it Monday and it hasn't shipped yet so probably next week.
     
  3. VoicOfReason

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    Mine arrives this Friday as well.
     
  4. 2nd2non

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    I am debating between the UAV Bits one and this one out of Israel. They've been selling guards for awhile.
     
  5. Prylar Bek

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    I used their guard on my PTv2 3.0 and it was excellent and saved me twice
     
  6. F6Rider

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    As long as it protects the camera, and gives a place to mount the tracker the next thing is weight, the UAVbits one is 9gr and the other is 20gr, over twice as heavy.
     
  7. 2nd2non

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    Right...the 20gr one says it won't show up in the camera view and protects over a larger area. The 9gr one says it will depending on circumstances and is very narrow. Decisions...
     
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    Ordered the UAV Bits one after I got over the sticker shock.
     
  9. edonovanl

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    Yes, they are very proud of that guard, aren't they!
     
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    And the other one is even more, I didn't think a bit of CF was that expensive :)
     
  11. edonovanl

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    Maybe it's the open parts that are so expensive, not the CF?
     
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    Been testing gimbal-guard.com

    Works well, does not interfere with camera and saved my camera on a few crazy landings..

    VPS works fine - option to add GPS tracker on edge near the landing gear
     
  13. leekiya

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    cheers guys
     
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    Since there are a few in this thread that are using the camera guard from UAV Bits I have a question for ya. Does anyone else notice that if you give hard left yaw the camera hits the guard? I know it’s not a common maneuver but sometimes I will get a bit aggressive when I’m following an atv or off road truck and actually had the camera hang up on the guard.

    It’s a pretty straight forward install so I’m sure it’s on right but it seems to have a slight bow upwards towards the camera. Anyone have this problem??