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Which gimbal guard?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by t2adze, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. t2adze

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    I have one that i mount under the camera on landing feet. To protect camera. Now i wanna buy one for gimbal, which isnt hard to install and is trustworthy.
     
  2. msinger

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    You can find a list of commonly used guards here.
     
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    The goal is to prevent the gimbal from separating if you have a severe crash. When the gimbal separates, the gimbal ribbon cable normally snaps and the camera can fall off and become damaged.
     
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    Not sure what will happen in a crash but the cams do tend to separate at that motor. The guard keeps it from completely separating and breaking the ribbon cable. For $15 it is worth the gamble I suppose. ;)
     
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    It's like wearing a helmet. Yeah it'll help cushion your head if you fall off your bike, but if you hit hard enough you're still going to break something.
     
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    I've thought about getting one of those cable savers. But I just had a crash and the metal arm actually snapped off, leaving the camera and gimbal attached. The cable saver wouldn't have helped in my case.
     
  10. t2adze

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    I see. Thanks guys!

    LuvMyTJ - I saw one same kind of on Amazon, for 50$(!). Will get this one then. 15$ sounds ok for me.
    Is it easy to install? Nothing dangerous?
     
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    I don't think there is any reliable evidence that the gimbal attachment does anything at all. That would require someone to actually crash. That said I have one on mine because it seems that logically it could offer some protection. We will see.
     
  12. msinger

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    That is another weak point on the Phantom 3. There are 3rd party yaw arms that are made of stronger materials (for example).
     
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    Heyy that is good to know even though atkdrones.com seems to be experiencing some sort of malfunction.
     
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  14. msinger

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    What kind of malfunction?
     
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    Your link yields a blank screen, attempting to load their home page results in this:

    Could not connect to the database!Could not select the database!Could not get hits: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysqld.sock' (2)

    Need new socks.
     
  16. msinger

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    I used to run into that issue a while back when connecting to their website via some Internet connections. Haven't seen it lately though.
     
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    Well whatever, I appreciate knowing stronger parts exist. Must be some brittle metal, it snapped like a twig. Sending it off to Hani today.
     
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    Good choice :)
     
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    That's what seems to be the word! Nothing against DJI personally but between their turnaround and customer service horror stories and the fact that Hani seems to be everyone's go-to guy, I'd be a fool to send my drone to them. I need to finish the job I crashed on.