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Recently in several, or a couple for sure, posts, I am seeing four anti drop pins installed on the gimbal assembly.

Is this now the new norm, or are these couple of drones an unusual assembly?

Just want to stay current, on what's right or wrong procedure.


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I have dentelfloss instead, less rattle
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Peo Posted at 2017-10-23 11:47
I have dentelfloss instead, less rattle

Yes, several here have gone to loose fitting zip ties, for their safety.

But four pins is two too many.  As far as was taught us, in the past.


I should post a pic of my growing dental floss collection. Hahaha
Thanks to composer Frank Zappa, it means a lot to me...


anyways, the four vibration dampers should reduce or remove any rattle... I have never heard any noise from my gimbal...


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-10-23 11:50
Yes, several here have gone to loose fitting zip ties, for their safety.

But four pins is two too many.  As far as was taught us, in the past.

Ha ha ha ha
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You know what's really funny? Mr.Bean. Hahaha


Especially his visit to the dentist. Chuckles

Rowan Atkinson, comedic genius...


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New phantoms come with 4.  Repaired phantoms come with 2       Who knows?
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ALABAMA Posted at 2017-10-23 12:27
New phantoms come with 4.  Repaired phantoms come with 2       Who knows?

That's very interesting. I wonder why they added the extra two pins?

Ah, as they aren't really needed. But perhaps there is a logical reason, yet to be explained in any detail.


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The new aircraft come with 4 pins, two to use and two spares. But few people bother to read the manual, but even if they do, it still is not clear, as it saysa two pins will have been fitted as the aircraft is supplied, but if new or additional pins are required there are two spares. So it does not actually say that only two pins should be fitted.


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Geebax Posted at 2017-10-23 15:07
The new aircraft come with 4 pins, two to use and two spares. But few people bother to read the manual, but even if they do, it still is not clear, as it saysa two pins will have been fitted as the aircraft is supplied, but if new or additional pins are required there are two spares. So it does not actually say that only two pins should be fitted.

Yes, I also received a few extra anti drop pins in my flight kit.

But I never felt the urge to apply them to my Phantom 3 Pro.

So it surprises me, that some Phantom 4 are being shipped with four installed...


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So the p4p does not have these so called drop pins you guys are referring to. Pleas elaborate on these pins.
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darrell2 Posted at 2017-10-23 15:24
So the p4p does not have these so called drop pins you guys are referring to. Pleas elaborate on these pins.

This is what they are talking about.
The P3 only needs two but people are always thinking that must be wrong and installing the spares unnecessarily.
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Labroides Posted at 2017-10-23 15:32
This is what they are talking about.
The P3 only needs two but people are always thinking that must be wrong and installing the spares unnecessarily.

Thanks Labroides for posting this diagram, of the pin placement.

All larger hobby class drones with a camera, should have a gimbal, that is mounted, thusly.


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darrell2 Posted at 2017-10-23 15:24
So the p4p does not have these so called drop pins you guys are referring to. Pleas elaborate on these pins.

Take another look! ;-)


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I just looked at my p4p and the gimbal doesn't have any, at least visible. Different design, much different than my p2v+.

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My P4 std doesn't have anything even remotely close to that.  At least nothing that I can get to without totally dismantling the aircraft.  RHP, sometimes I wonder about you...
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Geebax Posted at 2017-10-23 15:07
The new aircraft come with 4 pins, two to use and two spares. But few people bother to read the manual, but even if they do, it still is not clear, as it saysa two pins will have been fitted as the aircraft is supplied, but if new or additional pins are required there are two spares. So it does not actually say that only two pins should be fitted.

NIIiiiccee!
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-23 16:52
My P4 std doesn't have anything even remotely close to that.  At least nothing that I can get to without totally dismantling the aircraft.  RHP, sometimes I wonder about you...

OK Arch, you are normally not that dense...
From the get go no one said this had a thing to do with the P4, we have an advanced stabilization setup housed inside the bottom plate.  The pin setup is for the older Phantoms...you knew that riiiight
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-10-23 20:36
From the get go no one said this had a thing to do with the P4

I'm afraid you're wrong there, sir.  Take another look at RHP's post that I was referring to.  But just in case you're boozing it up and feeling lazy, I'll save you some work:

darrel2 wrote:
So the p4p does not have these so called drop pins you guys are referring to. Pleas elaborate on these pins.

RedHotPoker wrote in response, while quoting the above:
Take another look! ;-)

It doesn't get much plainer than that.  RHP was (even if unintentionally) saying that it did have something to do with the P4P.
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-23 20:45
I'm afraid you're wrong there, sir.  Take another look at RHP's post that I was referring to.  But just in case you're boozing it up and feeling lazy, I'll save you some work:

darrel2 wrote:

Oh jeese, well my guess is RHP is/was boozing it up...
I'm just going to claim being lazy as I missed that little innuendo

Got your attention though
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-10-23 20:48
Oh jeese, well my guess is RHP is/was boozing it up...
I'm just going to claim being lazy as I missed that little innuendo

Based on many of his posts (especially the ones involving obscure photographs), I'm guessing that his hobbies include substances a bit stronger than that.
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-23 20:52
Based on many of his posts (especially the ones involving obscure photographs), I'm guessing that his hobbies include substances a bit stronger than that.

oh boy you went there
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Agree with 11#. Two anti-drop pins are enough for connecting. The another two are spares.
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-23 16:52
My P4 std doesn't have anything even remotely close to that.  At least nothing that I can get to without totally dismantling the aircraft.  RHP, sometimes I wonder about you...

Yes, you guys are right, my dumb bad. Hehe

I forgot the newer gimbal has mostly internal components. Shucks

I haven't handled a P4. Ever. Boing


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CDavid Posted at 2017-10-23 16:48
I just looked at my p4p and the gimbal doesn't have any, at least visible. Different design, much different than my p2v+.

David

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-10-24 11:41
Yes, you guys are right, my dumb bad. Hehe

I forgot the newer gimbal has mostly internal components. Shucks

It's cool...no harm no foul
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-23 20:52
Based on many of his posts (especially the ones involving obscure photographs), I'm guessing that his hobbies include substances a bit stronger than that.

You got some nerve, with the fat cigar in your avatar Archie (full of bunk) face,  talking about substance use. Ah, or perhaps abuse in some cases.  What the Fnck? Let's keep your personality faults and frailties to a comfortable minimum. Or we shall have to report you for going off the forum thread topic. Hahaha

Yes, no I have never held a Phantom 4 to have realized the difference in gimbal assembly.

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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-10-24 11:50
You got some nerve, with the fat cigar in your avatar Archie (full of bunk) face,  talking about substance use. Ah, or perhaps abuse in some cases.  What the Fnck? Let's keep your personality faults and frailties to a comfortable minimum. Or we shall have to report you for going off the forum thread topic. Hahaha

Yes, no I have never held a Phantom 4 to have realized the difference in gimbal assembly.

Hey hey now...we don't need a shootin war here
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What's the point of making comments here, if you don't get some recognition for them words of wisdom?  I ask you...

Like Rodney Dangerfieild, I tell you, No respect, no respect at all.  Wicked grin

Ok, so the present score is:
Phantom 3 two pins ~ Phantom 4 zero pins.  

Go drones...!!


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-10-24 11:55
What's the point of making comments here, if you don't get some recognition for them words of wisdom?  I ask you...

Like Rodney Dangerfieild, I tell you, No respect, no respect at all.  Wicked grin

OH trust me RHP you get lots of recognition here, you are a rock star for cryin out loud!

...and your words have wisdom...little tough to decipher at times but it's there
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-10-24 11:58
OH trust me RHP you get lots of recognition here, you are a rock star for cryin out loud!

...and your words have wisdom...little tough to decipher at times but it's there

Some trivial pursuit: Brett Michaels made out with all the girls on the tour bus.

Ghengis Khan had so many women, your neighbour three doors down might be your distant cousin. Ha

Just saying. He had a tribe of his own kin....


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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-10-24 11:54
Hey hey now...we don't need a shootin war here

No, because you would lose. Hahaha
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My warrior tribe... ;-)

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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-24 11:58
https://i.imgur.com/Mah57oo.jpg[/img]

Thanks for your valued participation on and in the forum. ;-)

You have a positive affect on others, which is admirable and much desired here. Good job.

Enjoy the day, go flying. Wide grin


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Wow nice RHP, I think that's the best image you've posted so far.  If I ran into that crew I'd surrender immediately!  I'd like #1 and #3, please.  I've got bitcoins burning a hole in my pocket.
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Irate Retro Posted at 2017-10-24 12:38
Wow nice RHP, I think that's the best image you've posted so far.  If I ran into that crew I'd surrender immediately!  I'd like #1 and #3, please.  I've got bitcoins burning a hole in my pocket.

Don't let that loose fitting camoflauge garb fool you. Underneath it all they are all fit and fabulous.
Or perhaps you are just partial to incredibly pretty blondes, carrying their own hunting gear?


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Yes!!


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-10-24 12:35
No, because you would lose. Hahaha
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OK is that REALLY your tribe OR are you BSing me???
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-10-24 12:45
Don't let that loose fitting camoflauge garb fool you. Underneath it all they are all fit and fabulous.
Or perhaps you are just partial to incredibly pretty blondes, carrying their own hunting gear?

Yes
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Yes!
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-10-24 13:23
OK is that REALLY your tribe OR are you BSing me???

The Bowhunting community is a large extended family separate but similar to our drone unit here.

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We keep in good company on all ''fronts''. Hahaha
You can certainly always reach out to me here: Bowhunter-69@shaw.ca


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Those deer don't appear to be too bright.  "There's this chick over there with a weapon, so let's just stand around and eat leaves."
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You got it, big guy... image.jpeg

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