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Gimbal rubber dampers replacement?
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Alex Dawson
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Hi,
one of my Gimbal rubber dampers broke during flight the other day while traveling in the highlands of Iceland. I had no replacement dampers with me since I have never experienced this before. I did have my underwater housing though and could borrow an o-ring from the housing and mange to get it around the forward sensor and the gimbal plate. Made another 10-15 fligts with that setup without any visual problems.

Now I'm back home and I found the Gimbal rubber dampers that came with the I2 package and I have wached the DJI video about replacing them.
But I cant seem to get them in place? Am I to weak or is there a special techniqe for replacing them? They are imposible to get trough the holes.

Does anyone have experience with replacing these themselves? Please give me an advice. Ive tried to lube them but still impossible.

kind regards // Alex
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Hi. Thank you for reaching DJI Forum. Is this the video you watched:
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Alex Dawson
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DJI Wanda Posted at 2018-9-19 02:23
Hi. Thank you for reaching DJI Forum. Is this the video you watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6iZmJQupYg

Hi Wanda, yes, unfortunately, that's is the video I have seen. I know how to do it but can't seem to be able to it  

// Alex
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Alex Dawson Posted at 2018-9-19 02:48
Hi Wanda, yes, unfortunately, that's is the video I have seen. I know how to do it but can't seem to be able to it  

// Alex

I solved the problem by cutting of 2mm on each side of the new dampers so they were easier to pull through. There is no way that they will come loose or affect the function of them.

The stuff inside the broken one is crazy sticky, It looked like bird pop came from the drone when the damper broke during flight

Kind regards // Alex
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I replaced mine a few months back, its literally keep poking them with a scredriver (or something not quite as pointy) until they pop through.

its not a very refined approach, but its one that works.
2018-9-21
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Mike9129 Posted at 2018-9-21 03:53
I replaced mine a few months back, its literally keep poking them with a scredriver (or something not quite as pointy) until they pop through.

its not a very refined approach, but its one that works.

I spent hours getting them through, but I managed with all sort of pointy (But not too much) tools.
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DJI Wanda Posted at 2018-9-19 02:23
Hi. Thank you for reaching DJI Forum. Is this the video you watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6iZmJQupYg

Nice and useful video!
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Elektrica Atellani Posted at 2018-10-17 09:29
I spent hours getting them through, but I managed with all sort of pointy (But not too much) tools.

if you squeeze the top end of the damper with your index and thumb into a V shape you can push it through the hole, I have replace 3 of them in under 15minutes...
2018-10-29
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Image Factory Posted at 2018-10-29 02:14
if you squeeze the top end of the damper with your index and thumb into a V shape you can push it through the hole, I have replace 3 of them in under 15minutes...

Noted, thanks.
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