Mavic Pro Folding Arms

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  1. E92Vancouver

    E92Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Do these arms lock in place meaning you need to press a button to unlock them or is this strictly a friction fit?

    I would not be impressed if the arms stayed in place with friction meaning they could get loose over time and move in flight if doing some hard flying on a windy day. Dangerous.
     
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    Mad_Angler1 Well-Known Member

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    No they don't lock but DJI have tested them over many thousand movements.

    Every review has stated how the quality feel of the Mavic and its design is really noticeable.
     
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    Dji have said they will last approximately "5000" times on average.
     
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    Mmmmh… that maybe so, but one of the rear arms of my (new) Mavic has a bit of play. More than the other wide. Have only flown it a dozen times or so, and each landing was smooth, so I am a little concerned.

    Don't have the Refresh or anything other than the standard warranty. Purchased in store at Hong Kong.
     
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    There have been other posts about a little play in one of the rear legs when it is folded up, but it is solid when in flight position. Is this also the case for you?
     
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    One of my favorite race drones , an ImmersionRC Vortex 285 , has folding arms and have been folded way more than my Mavic . The Mavic has far better engineered folding mechanism so I'm not worried in the least .
     
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    One of my rear (left) arms has a few millimeters of play when folded, not concerned about it.
    Regards,
    -d
     
  8. timesnaps

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    well, folded the play is higher than when unfolded. The thing is, I didnt notice it at first, but now I really notice it. As if a screw is coming loose over time. Hence my question on whether there is some place a screw can be tightened. I checked the two screws that are accessible from the outside, but they were tight.

    here is some video: (sorry, dont seem to be able to upload the video [its only 3.6 MB])
     

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  9. kenny lee

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    5K is more than enough.
     
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