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Skippy_74
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How hard is it to remove those anti-drop pins and do they break easy ?.I'm new and want to fly keeping it close for several days and thinking about removing the camera.
Thanks for any and all replys.



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WD9EON
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That would probably void the warranty.  
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Microcyb
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Short Answer:
DO NOT DO IT!!!
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microlinux
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Not worth the risk of damage and loss of warranty.
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Skippy_74
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Thanks for the replys guys,I didn't think removing the camera would void the warranty but no,I won't endanger the warranty.I'm still doing a lot of reading since I just got my drone.
Thank y'all  
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Clockman
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Geez! You Nervous Nellies! Just push the washers further down the pin. It spreads the tangs apart. If you push down quickly on the pin in reverse, you can often pop the pin through before the tangs revert back. If not, a gentle persuasion with a small screwdriver might help. Just be careful with the camera connections particularly with the P3 standard, and no, removing and putting back the pins will not void the warranty as nobody could tell they were removed. It's your drone, play with it!
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microlinux
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Clockman Posted at 2017-5-10 13:56
Geez! You Nervous Nellies! Just push the washers further down the pin. It spreads the tangs apart. If you push down quickly on the pin in reverse, you can often pop the pin through before the tangs revert back. If not, a gentle persuasion with a small screwdriver might help. Just be careful with the camera connections particularly with the P3 standard, and no, removing and putting back the pins will not void the warranty as nobody could tell they were removed. It's your drone, play with it!

The pins are not the problem . . . the entire act of removing the camera is.  

Anyone is free to do whatever they want, but I'm not sure advising someone with little experience to remove the camera with the reasoning "it's your drone, play with it" is particularly sound.
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Clockman
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I know. I rebuild and repair DJI quads so I have no fear. I guess that translates through my post. I did warn him about the camera connections.
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Kneepuck
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Camera removal is very easy, as is replacement.  I would be surprised if it took you more than 5 minutes.  You should have gotten 2 extra drop pins with your Phantom also, so no worries there.
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Michgolden
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You could invest in a gimbal guard. They're inexpensive, easy to install, definitely help stiffen up the legs, and obviously help to protect the camera when landing. Just make sure to get one that doesn't interfere with the camera when pointing straight down.  
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DJI-Jamie
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There are users that were able to remove the anti-drop pins without breaking them, however it takes a bit of patience. Keep in mind that if you damage any of the gimbal cables when removing the gimbal, you would end up paying for the repairs.
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ktn.ma.i
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Does this void DJI Care Refresh though?
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