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Professional Vibration Absorbers

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Aaron Greenman, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Aaron Greenman

    Aug 19, 2015
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    Just setting up my Phantom 3 Professional for first flight, and am a total newbie.

    What is the pack of extra vibration absorbers for?


  2. RoyVa

    Apr 10, 2015
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    Spares IN case you have to remove and reinstall the camera or if the old ones get brittle or damaged.
  3. phantom1972

    Sep 17, 2015
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    And if you do have to remove and reinstall the cameras, don't forget the two "locking" pins that go all the way through both plates and the vibration dampers, and have a locking washer on the end, which BTW, without lot and lots of patience, you can't remove without wrecking the locking pin. A tie wrap would be fine. Forget these, and even a really hard landing will have your the entire camera, gimbal, and memory card reader assembly dangling by a couple of ribbon cables. A crash, and good bye... LOL Been there, did it, on a much cheaper craft with a Go-Pro Camera. Great crash footage with the Go-Pro quite a ways from the mostly undamaged quad. Looking up at the pretty clouds going by...sigh...

    In most of the YouTube crashes, have you noticed that even un-shielded (Out of the indestructible plastic case) Go-Pro Cameras seem to keep on trucking? Go-Pro could have a commercial consisting of dramatic quad crashes, and show the video, and the cameras, next to the rolled up quads.
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