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Video Output Ribbon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OverheadAerial, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. OverheadAerial

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    Ok, per my flight log I have about 20 hours of flight time with NO ACCIDENTS! Last night I went to charge my GoPro, carefully unplugged the ribbon and the end just fell off. PISSED ME OFF! So, I just ordered a new ribbon and it will be here by Thursday. But I have a couple of questions:

    1) Does anyone know of a way to strengthen the ribbon? Adding electrical tape, etc?

    2) What other extra parts do you keep on hand for times like this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. taxino8

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    I strengthened mine with thin strips of gaffer tape and it seems to work. Prior to that I busted mine after just two outings but since adding the tape it has been OK. I ordered seven spare ribbon cables, thinking I would need all of them but have actually not needed any. I should add that I now hand catch my quad as I think there is less chance of damage to the gimbal (and ribbon) that way.
    Bob
     
  3. OverheadAerial

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  4. WPSPETE

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    My first one broke after six flights. Second one has lasted me over 25. I just learned to be careful. If I remove the go pro I tape it to the gimbal.
     
  5. SimonH78

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    I added gaffa type tape too before I fitted the "replacement" one, first one last 4-5 removals, this now has lasted far longer, also i didnt use the sticky part on the curve under the back sticker as I felt the bend around the corner of the GoPro was too tight... IMO :)