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Watch that battery cover

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by obiwan_pierogi, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. obiwan_pierogi

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    Twice, I have gone out flying, and after a few minutes, I noticed the back of my control unit felt funny.. When I turned it over, I found the battery cover was gone.. I don't know if they have a weak latch, but I usually lay my control units on the bed, in between flights.. Both times, this is where I found the cover.. I'm tempted to maybe add some duct tape or something on the cover, just as a safety precaution.. Seems to me I read somewhere about dire consequences, if the batteries fall out..
     
  2. andrew

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    I've noticed that as well. Perhaps the battery cover design could use a bit of tweaking.
     
  3. obiwan_pierogi

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    I can guarantee it wasn't because I didn't latch it properly, as having read before about the problems of losing the batteries, I'm extremely **** about securing the cover, whenever I change the batteries..
     
  4. Dirty Bird

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    On the inside of the battery cover, attach a couple strips of self-adhesive foam weather stripping. The additional pressure will secure the cover, and it looks a lot better than a piece of duct tape on the back!
     
  5. xgeek

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    Have the same issue with mine. I just used a strip of duct tape to keep it in place.
     
  6. andrew

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    Nice tip, thanks.
     
  7. obiwan_pierogi

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    Duct tape give the control box the manly look.. LOL
     
  8. PhantomRock

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    Yeah, I lost my battery cover like that.