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Zenmuse (Dis) Mount

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by ianwood, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ianwood

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    My P2 recently got sucked into the tractor beam of a palm tree and head butted it 60ft up. Surprisingly, the damage was limited to one prop and a bent gimbal mount plate. I pressed the gimbal mount back into shape in a vise but it broke when I remounted it.

    And I just looked up the replacement. It costs $75!

    http://www.helipal.com/dji-h3-2d-38-dji ... ckets.html

    If it was billet aluminum or carbon fiber, I'd be happy to pay half that. But it's crappy brittle zinc and a bad design. The screw holes compromise its strength majorly. I am glad that it bent as it absorbed most of the impact but it would be better if it didn't crumble when you touch it. And not $75 to replace! Anyone find any alternatives? There's a $20 one for the P1. I am wondering if I can drill and tap the two screw holes in the middle. Who's already dealt with this?
     
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    The same thing happened to me.
    I bought a replacement here: http://shpws.me/qGxN
    It's a 3D printed version of the mount. You can even choose colors :D
     
  3. ianwood

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    Good find. It would be great if it didn't take 3 weeks to print. I'd happily pay the same price just for the 3D file. I would find someone locally to print it. That would make much more sense. But good to know there's an alternative to the $75 OEM kit.
     
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    Or I could go the old fashioned route and just cut up a piece of aluminum and shape to fit.
     
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    I would consider that an upgrade... how much does the stock unit weigh compared to this?
     
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    Stock is pretty light but it is flimsy. You can snap it with your hands. Crappy metal.