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The new gimbal protect fromDJI?
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sica
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A few days ago I ordered and received from DJI '' gimbal protect ''. The original one broke after a small accident without damaging the camera / drone. But just today I noticed that the new original! - gimbal protect has the ventilation slot! The original one I received with MP did not have it! .. I was thinking about doing them .. by cutting / cutting as I saw youtube. So it seems that you are allowed to fly a MP with a '' gimbal protect '' without the risk of getting warm.
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2018-5-21
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Suren
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Thats interesting              
2018-5-21
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Koelkop
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Cooling might be an added bonus, but the rubber protection dome fits in that slot.

2018-5-21
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sica
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I repeat myself! I did not make the ventilation slot! That's what I got from DJI. It is very useful in flight, not when the drones are in the box! The administrators can confirm this .. it seems to be a help for those who fly MP with this protector gimble
2018-5-21
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Mullheliflier
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I believe it is not a ventilation slot. It is designed to hold on the silicon protector as in the picture above.
2018-5-21
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sica
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There are tutorials on youtube how to make that cooling slot to the first '' gimble protect '' model. Mark it with ink then cut with a drill and finish with a rough saw. the flow of air goes directly into the primary motor coil of the gimbal! I bet on 10 beers as I'm right. It has nothing to do with hold extra protection! Perhaps an administrator can confirm / deny
2018-5-21
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Montfrooij
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Good to know
2018-5-22
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Mars5150
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I've got my Mavic one year ago and it has had already the gimbal protection with this slot. I thought also that it could be some vent help when keeping protection on which I never had. Also asking DJI Store here in Milan, told me to NEVER fly with protection on.
2018-5-22
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A CW
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It’s to hold the rubber cover and yes, you can use it to fly but it will ruin your shots.
2018-5-22
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sica
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A CW Posted at 2018-5-22 02:10
It’s to hold the rubber cover and yes, you can use it to fly but it will ruin your shots.

I am 100% agreeable to you! But MP has such a very sensitive gimbal that I think if I hit a bug in the air it will break something ... flat cable gimble .... etc. I have the obsession to quit photo quality for giant integrity. I think the MP / MP Platinum gimbel is the most fragile piece!
2018-5-22
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Good day. Thank you for the information. The Mavic Pro Gimbal Protect that was delivered to you is the new version. That Gimbal Protection has a lot of advantage compared to the old one. It can lessen the temperature of the gimbal and camera and it can also eliminate moisture so that you will be able to take a lot of awesome pictures and videos with your Mavic Pro.  
2018-5-22
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Mountaindrone
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thanks ! interesting remark !
2018-5-22
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Dorset_Horn
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So DJI are saying...

2018-5-23
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sica
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Today I flew fresh with the new gimbal protect ... but also with the new set of low-noisel propellers (MP Platinum). It's something of a dream! Perfect pictures ... no vibrations. The new version of DJI go 4.2.16 runs fine on Android. Platform: Huawei P8 Android 5.1 (3 gb ram, octacore processors). But ... it gets the phone temperature to the maximum but is stable without errors / disconnections after 23 minutes of continuous flight. Bravo DJI!
2018-5-23
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A CW
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sica Posted at 2018-5-22 02:22
I am 100% agreeable to you! But MP has such a very sensitive gimbal that I think if I hit a bug in the air it will break something ... flat cable gimble .... etc. I have the obsession to quit photo quality for giant integrity. I think the MP / MP Platinum gimbel is the most fragile piece!

It's not quite that fragile lol but one thing you will notice is that fast wind speeds will misalign the horizon by pushing the gimbal more - the cover will help to keep the horizons straight. A minor crash into a tree branch may knock the gimbal off the drone but hitting an insect will be fine
2018-5-24
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sica
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A CW Posted at 2018-5-24 00:35
It's not quite that fragile lol but one thing you will notice is that fast wind speeds will misalign the horizon by pushing the gimbal more - the cover will help to keep the horizons straight. A minor crash into a tree branch may knock the gimbal off the drone but hitting an insect will be fine

We intently exaggerated the gimbal destruction of an insect in flight. But what I saw on the internet / youtube ... minor accidents that affect the gimbal ... make me hysterical / very cautious!
2018-5-24
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I just received my mavic pro today and I received a tinted gimbal cover with the lock attached to it? Is this what DJI is shipping out now??
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Mullheliflier
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I don’t know if they are, but the protector in the top right picture is not holding the camera properly. The two ‘fingers’  go in between the back plate on the camera and the main body to hold it in place. In the pic it is not holding the camera and is pushing it forward. You can’t of course fly with this cover on.
2018-8-15
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fans95a839d3 Posted at 2018-8-15 21:37
I just received my mavic pro today and I received a tinted gimbal cover with the lock attached to it? Is this what DJI is shipping out now??

Not original dji, but pretty convenient. I have one and I prefer it to the original one
2018-8-15
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I just want to make sure amazon didn’t sell me a used or refurbished one
2018-8-16
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gnirtS
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Its not a ventilation slot, it allows the rubber cover to slot on top and all the ones ive had have that hole and im on my 4th as i keep breaking them.  DJI state its perfectly fine to fly with the gimbal on.  
Image quality will suffer but its safe to fly.  Recommended for learning in case you crash it.

The 3rd party with built in lock i find worthless as i need the lock to hold the gimbal to safely add/remove filters without damaging the really fragile gimbal mechanism.

2018-8-16
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