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djiuser_UiOpbSlvbHqN
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Odd question here--is there a reason DJI switched from the "female" sticks on the DJI Mini 2 to the "male" sticks on the Mini 3 Pro RC?  I'm talking about the thumb control sticks and how they screw in.  It seems as though the new design may be more susceptible to damage because the screw threads are exposed on the remote whereas before they were recessed.
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Precisely the reason why I put my sticks on from brand-new and won’t remove them at all because I agree it’s far easier to strip the thread on the controller which would unfortunately render the controller useless and be forced to be sent in for repair. It's a very unnecessary change in the way the sticks are attached to the controller.
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GLOBAL HAWK Posted at 6-9 20:16
Precisely the reason why I put my sticks on from brand-new and won’t remove them at all because I agree it’s far easier to strip the thread on the controller which would unfortunately render the controller useless and be forced to be sent in for repair it’s a very unnecessary change in the way the sticks are attached to the controller.

How do you keep the remote in a case if you do that?  What kind of case do you use?  
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djiuser_UiOpbSlvbHqN Posted at 6-9 20:18
How do you keep the remote in a case if you do that?  What kind of case do you use?

Unfortunately I am still waiting for a case to arrive I am literally handholding the unit when I take it from location to location
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GLOBAL HAWK Posted at 6-9 20:18
Unfortunately I am still waiting for a case to arrive I am literally handholding the unit when I take it from location to location

I ordered two different cases on amazon.  Neither of them will hold the remote without removing the sticks.  
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I think the change is simply to stop us using any spare sticks we have from other drones and make money on the sale of spare sticks.

I am using the MA2 bag and I can leave the sticks on with that
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Hopefully the threads are steel and the sticks are aluminium so the damage should occur to the sticks not the threads.
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Bigplumbs Posted at 6-9 22:20
I think the change is simply to stop us using any spare sticks we have from other drones and make money on the sale of spare sticks.

I am using the MA2 bag and I can leave the sticks on with that

I have wondered about that, I know it's a bit cynical to think such a thing but....
If you are leaving the sticks on in a bag it might be an idea to rig up some sort of holder/shield that will protect them, otherwise you might end up damaging their gimbals.
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because there are lots of copies of the original sticks and DJI were not selling their own?
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I ordered a set of these so that I can leave the stick s on while in my hard case.

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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-10 04:44
I ordered a set of these so that I can leave the stick s on while in my hard case.

Those look good. How do they attach to the controller?
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-10 04:44
I ordered a set of these so that I can leave the stick s on while in my hard case.

Looks like its 3D printed. Anyone have an STL file for something similar that we can print?
I like the concept
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davidms Posted at 6-10 05:11
Those look good. How do they attach to the controller?

They actually are held in place by the top of the sticks.
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b_ron Posted at 6-10 06:41
Looks like its 3D printed. Anyone have an STL file for something similar that we can print?
I like the concept

I searched on thingiverse but couldn't find any.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-10 06:50
I searched on thingiverse but couldn't find any.

Ah. Thanks for checking.
I'll just design my own then once mine comes in.
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b_ron Posted at 6-10 06:57
Ah. Thanks for checking.
I'll just design my own then once mine comes in.

No probs.  Hope you get your drone soon.  
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I quickly modeled some in case someone wants to print them...



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3d print stick guards

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davidms Posted at 6-11 09:43
I quickly modeled some in case someone wants to print them...

Sweet. Thanks!
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Ordered mine from Ebay thanks to the link above (no 3d printer to do my own).
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-10 04:44
I ordered a set of these so that I can leave the stick s on while in my hard case.

If you are going to faff about with those you might as well take the sticks on and off
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Bigplumbs Posted at 6-11 21:36
If you are going to faff about with those you might as well take the sticks on and off

They are super easy to take off and put on.  Keeps from having to screw/unscrew the sticks and possibly cross-threading them.  

Thanks for sharing your personal opinion.
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GLOBAL HAWK Posted at 6-9 20:18
Unfortunately I am still waiting for a case to arrive I am literally handholding the unit when I take it from location to location

I'm waiting for Sunnylife to sell one of these Sticks and screen protectors for the RC controller. I have this for my Smart Controller and it works great.
Sticks and Screen protector for the Smarft Controller
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It was never an issue on the Mavic Mini, although those treads are a bit more recessed on the controller.
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djiuser_UiOpbSlvbHqN Posted at 6-9 20:18
How do you keep the remote in a case if you do that?  What kind of case do you use?

Quite easily. Right-side up or upside down.
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djiuser_UiOpbSlvbHqN Posted at 6-9 20:19
I ordered two different cases on amazon.  Neither of them will hold the remote without removing the sticks.

I think the GPC case will let you put the remote in the case face down with the sticks on. I'll know for sure on Wednesday.
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Bayou7 Posted at 6-12 05:29
I'm waiting for Sunnylife to sell one of these Sticks and screen protectors for the RC controller. I have this for my Smart Controller and it works great.
Sticks and Screen protector for the Smarft Controller

That's a nice piece
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