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What is the best way to protect your gimbal and camera?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by mikkel, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. mikkel

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  2. Meta4

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    Best protecton is to:
    1. never crash your Phantom
    2. always hand catch your Phantom
     
  3. mikkel

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    That's true :)
    and according to their video this carbon piece helps you catch it from the bottom in a safer way, do you have it? did you try it?
     
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    I have the same product and love it...especially for launching in grassy areas...before the grass would hit the camera etc...but now it all gets pushed down by the camera guard...and always always hand catch.
     
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    Is there any way to at least to protect the gimbal motors from the sand and dust? they are wide open for everything to come in.
    do you guys know of any little brushes or something that can go aroung the motors open area to prevent dust?
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    Fly safely
     
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    don't fly? :mrgreen:
     
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    How about keeping it out of sand.
     
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    I second that. I was at the coast flying. I tried launching from the beach and got a gimbal error and could make no more flights that day. Luckily when I got home and blew out all gimbal openings with one of those compressed air cans for cleaning keyboards and things, everything worked fine. I'd hate to have to replace a gimbal/camera unit because of a stuborn grain of sand stuck in it someplace.
     
  11. Mori55

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    All that sand and salt will get inside your gimbal , motors and inside the shell. That grit will eat your bearings up.