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Very cheap Gimbal solution

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by huppe, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. huppe

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    For all(including myself) who wants a cheap solution when power up your Vision and forget to remove the gimbal lock,here is a Dutch (and so cheap) solution.Just a clothpin will do.
     

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    I'm not following. How is this any better than me looking to see if the gimbal lock has been removed? Is the idea that I won't miss the clip because it's brightly colored?
     
  3. Rustynuts

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    I just use these, onl y a couple Bucks off Amazon and I haven't forgotten to remove guard since I put these on.

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  4. hionbusa

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    Crafty ! but it won't fit in transport case .

    All pilots must follow a checklist before operating an aircraft . I would get dji flight helper app on android and follow the checklist.

    It will help keep your brain sharp and less forgetful . ;)
     
  5. CityZen

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    You could also paint the gimbal lock red or some other hi-visibility color.
     
  6. huppe

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    It's not when I'm going to fly anymore.I'm used to check things before take-off.It's more when I do any upgrade and do things inside.You're right check things before flying, but it's very easy to forget this.
     
  7. huppe

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    Msinger.As you can see the clothpin is in front of the power button, so when I power up the pin remind me of the gimbal guard.
     
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    Best idea for old man like me
     
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    What is the reason for putting the gimbal lock back on after each flight? I removed mine 1st day and haven't seen it since then. If I travel away from my house with my quad I have it in a Trade Craft case. I'm guessing some of you don't use a case and the lock adds some protection for the gimbal?
     
  10. msinger

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    Do you carry your case around too? If so, you should consider putting the lock on so your gimbal does not move while in transport.
     
  11. GSSP

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    I agree as the cost to repair and or replace is outrageous.
     
  12. msinger

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    Per the DJI manual:
    The gimbal is fragile, so you don't want it freely bouncing around when not powered up.
     
  13. MapMaker53

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    I use a case and always put the gimbal lock back on when packing up the bird. I often wheel the case or store it standing up on the short end and don't want the floppy camera/gimbal combo to be hanging or jarred while in an unnatural position. Seems a little tricky getting that lock on when you are new at it, but then it becomes easy.
     
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    :D
    I worry that the gimbal might separate without support. After so many threads on here about dancing/tilted/broken gimbals, I think it's worth keeping the most important part of my bird stable and supported.

    I usually keep the kit in a GPC hard case, but also backpack so the bird is getting bounced around. I also have Fastsmiles gimbal guard and inertia guard which I think is reasonable precaution. Arguably OCD, I also have a soft foam pad snuggled between the gimbal lock and the gimbal guard so there is no bouncing on the vibration dampeners. :cool:

    I don't get to fly as much as I would like, and the last thing I want to find is my camera separated during transport!
     
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    Frank be careful when traveling without the gimbal lock a lot of my traveling consists of very bumpy roads I forgot to put the lock on once and my gimbal hasn't been the same since. I also have a tradecraft case but the lock is a must for me and where I travel.
     
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    The OP's tip about the clip may be helpful, not just prior to flying. Oftentimes, I needed to power up the drone on its perch at home, props off, to fiddle with Go or Litchi. Twice, I forgot to remove the gimbal brace.