Gimbal protection

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  1. Adrianvert

    Adrianvert Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a gimbal protector and it put a little mark on my gimbal (it's fine only a very fine scratch). I threw it away immediately kind of annoyed as I've only had the drone 2 weeks.

    Anyway. Does anyone always use a gimbal protector? Or never? Anyone broke a gimbal while travelling? I use the Flymore bag, camera upwards with a little bubble wrap over it.

    BONUS TOPIC!
    - Anyone use/ think that controller stick protection is necessary?
     
  2. msinger

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  3. J.C. Ross

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    I damaged mine in a crash. It’s on it’s way to DJI as we speak
     
  4. MannyCAM2001

    MannyCAM2001 Well-Known Member

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    Mine has never left any scratches. I use it all the time while flying. You can see mine in my avatar.
    I also pack it away with the solid protector. Meant for just that. For storing and travel. It keeps the gimbal fixed.
     
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    MannyCAM2001 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that. Bummer.
     
  6. Matty J

    Matty J Active Member

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    I to use fly more bag and not being a hard case I chose to use gimble cover and rc stick cover both from (pgy tech) and very happy with the protection and finish of the 2 products.
     
  7. Sparkbart

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    I never use a gimbal cover/protector. I keep/store my Spark in a GPC specific case or the original foam case it came in. I've travelled with my Spark extensively including putting it in a "top case" on the back of my motorcycle and travelled hundred of miles off-road on crappy roads (rocky, washboard where it felt like I was riding a Jack Hammer) with everything in the case bouncing around and my Spark held up with no damage or scratches. Some of those off-road miles, the Spark was simply stored in its foam case...

     
  8. Spark 317

    Spark 317 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. If it's good enough for shipping around the world, it should be just fine for safe travels.
     
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  9. EyeDocRobot

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    I've been happy with this combo pack to far. Gimbal cover, prop protector and joystick protection. $12 isn't too bad.