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Which Anti Drop Pin Kit for Phantom 3 Pro?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by hometheaterman, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. hometheaterman

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    Does anyone know which anti drop pin kit I need for the gimbal on a Phantom 3 Pro? I'm assuming it's best to go with OEM DJI pins from what I've read? If not, is there a better aftermarket choice? All of the pins I'm seeing are listing a gimbal number, but I have no idea what the model # of this gimbal is. They also seem to look very long in the pictures, but it's hard to tell from a generic picture. Thanks guys.
     
  2. msinger

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  3. hometheaterman

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    Thank you for the link. Amazon was the first place I looked, but I was apparently searching for the wrong thing as I kept getting ones that said they were made by DJI, but listed a model # for the gimbal instead of saying they were for the Phantom 3.
     
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    Yep as @dirkclod says use small zip ties and leave a little slack in them. I've been cutting those drop pins off since they first appeared on the P2
     
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    I like to use two pins and two zip ties on my Phantoms.
     
  7. jonebk12

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    I'm quite new to Phantoms. Why do you do this? What's wrong with the original pins?
     
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    I feel there isnt enough give in them and they are contributing to the yaw arm snapping because in a lot of crashes the base of the camera stays in place with the drop pins and the camera then snaps at the yaw arm. My theory is to put small zip/cable ties through the rubber balls with a small bit of slack so in a crash they act like bungees in a way and reduce the force of impact to the camera. I dont think its the crash thats snapping the arm so much but more the sudden stop
     
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    Is that an experienced opinion :D