Controller carry hack + lanyard

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  1. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    This is my solution for protecting the non-removable sticks from being pushed to the side while stored... I cut out the controller indent from the box the Mavic came in and put it together with the controller with a hair band.
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    I've also created my own solution for a lanyard. All hardware attachments for the lanyard are plastic so as not to affect the magnets on the sticks.. With my Samsung S7 attached, it just about balances level.. Still haven't had the chance to fly the Mavic yet. Hope to maiden it before the weekend, but weather here just turned windy and rainy today..

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  2. Crusader

    Crusader Well-Known Member

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    Down the rabbit hole!
    Smart one gregw,

    Make use of the materials at hand, i love DIY solutions to a problem.
    And the lanyard to Thumbswayup
     
  3. Vicrimo

    Vicrimo Well-Known Member

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    Very genius of you. Thanks for sharing


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  4. Fireblade

    Fireblade Well-Known Member

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    Very nice job!
     
  5. Guitarzan

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    Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say. Nice job!
     
  6. KayakMark34

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    Ingenious! cant wait to get mine......sigh.....
     
  7. Lightsout

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    With that on it the controller it is a real tight fit on the DJI Bag (maybe too tight). great for other bags though
     
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    I agree... Very smart, thanks for sharing!
     
  9. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    I think you can probably trim down the "cover" so it takes up less space... At least it seems quite tough and should protect the sticks well..
     
  10. Lightsout

    Lightsout Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing to cut down as there is extra depth in the stick pockets that makes is overall thicker than without the cover. Also the cover is made of a Paper product so it will have a limited life trying to stuff it in the DJI Bag. It fits but with some force

    it is still a great idea though
     
  11. IcySparks

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    I am bald. What's a hair band? ;)
     
  12. LakeTravis

    LakeTravis Well-Known Member

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    I was kind of hoping that someone would come up with a lanyard solution. That's the only thing I find myself fumbling with. I'm just curious where you got the loops and the lanyard itself. Someone could make a few bucks producing and selling those.
     
  13. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    I bought those items locally here in Hong Kong... It's not perfect since with the loops attached, the bottom arms don't close up all the way for storage, but it's the best I can do without carving up the RC..

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  14. Nathan Hoover

    Nathan Hoover Well-Known Member

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    Man that is brilliant! I went down in the basement where I was storing my Mavic shipping box, extracted the protective piece, cut it out and added a hair-tie. Voila - it fits perfectly in the bag and makes me feel much more secure about using the bag. Very nice idea.
     
  15. VintageSlots

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    Can you close the controller up with the lanyard attached?
     
  16. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    The arms don't close up completely, but it's fine as the strings are pretty thin, and I have to fold the strap behind the controller anyway.
     
  17. WWK888

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    I thought someone posted recently that the sticks are removable?


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  18. schpenxel

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    Debatable. They take a lot of force to "break loose" the first time from what I've read. Not really interested in trying it on mine.
     
  19. gregw

    gregw Well-Known Member

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    I did try to remove the sticks with what I would consider "reasonable" force, but since it didn't come out, I decided it wasn't meant to be removable, so just left it...
     
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