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Where Can You Purchase The Little Cover on The Controller Charging Port?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Will T, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Will T

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    You know the little plastic/rubber piece that covers the charging port on the (Phantom 3 Advanced) Controller, mine keeps falling off. Luckily I keep finding. Does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement. Better yet, can anyone recommend an aesthetically pleasing more secure alternative.

    Thanks
    Will T
     
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  2. msinger

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    DJI does not sell that part. You might be able to buy parts from an old remote controller on eBay or from a shop that repairs Phantoms.
     
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    this is a weak part....I have 3 controllers...the cover is off on 2 of the 3...I suggest trying to use silicon glue to re-attach...
    but it's only a band aid
     
  5. jephoto

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    Or don't worry about it. It's going to keep coming off. I have T controllers, both gone....


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    I am sure I am only looking for this particular replacement part because the thing is brand new. Like when you get a new car, you polish the turn signal arm every week, trying to keep that bad boy looking perfect. Right now I am in the Gollum Precious stage of ownership haha. I would still like to find a few extra just to have around. Thanks Will


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  7. jephoto

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    I did that at first too. Then gave up. But I'm pretty careful where I set the controller down- usually on or in the case. And otherwise it lives in my backpack. Not a lot of chance for crap to get in the hole.
    Many more pressing things to worry about....
     
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    While there are numerous members on here with 3D printers at work and home. Surely someone who has even a minute ability could print you off one in mere moments. ;-)
    There's are 3D print shops, as well most high schools or your local community college would have access to them too. . .

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  9. Will T

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    RHP,
    Now that seems like a really reasonable solution. You are a thinker, I respect thinkers :) I will add that as one of my options. Great Idea!!
     
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    Or... Just fly the crap out of your bird and don't worry about the cover. Mine broke off like day 5. Meh... Just kept flying.


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  11. Will T

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    I am also an opportunist. I try to retain all original receipts, packaging and parts just in case someone wants to make me a nice offer. I like to stay on the ready:)


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    Maybe you can try a Foam Ear Plug
     
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    I tore mine off, I dont think you need it as long as you are not in rain or dust storms
     
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    gosports1

    Not a bad idea. I didn't think of that. It is non destructive, unlike glue.

    Thanks!
     
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