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Gimbal Clamp Replacement in 30 secs for FREE

Baba's Copter

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Lost the gimbal clamp for the new Mavic Pro within the 1st week at the park. The clear transparent thing was impossible to locate in the grassy knoll. Googled for a replacement and found a couple of options on eBay. One of them offered a $15 ripoff .... then wait for 2 weeks for delivery. It couldn't be that hard to hack one.

A trip to the recycling bin and with an xacto knife, I've got a solution that's more than sufficient. Figured I would carve out an exact replica of original clamp from packing foam. But when I tucked in the first cut for measurement, I realized it packs the gimbal pretty snuggly and don't need to go further. So in 30 seconds the problem was solved. Now, I've got a few extras thrown in the pack in case one takes off in the wind.
 

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A trip to the recycling bin and with an xacto knife, I've got a solution that's more than sufficient. Figured I would carve out an exact replica of original clamp from packing foam. But when I tucked in the first cut for measurement, I realized it packs the gimbal pretty snuggly and don't need to go further. So in 30 seconds the problem was solved. Now, I've got a few extras thrown in the pack in case one takes off in the wind.

Nice move! I broke the gimbal cover, instead, and I'm looking for a solution: the broken part is the single big hook that clings to the Mavic on the opposite side to that of the 2 little hooks. I have seen it offered along with 3 more items I don't need for 15 to 20 euros, but your story made me think to some DIY on my part.
Anyone has a hint?
 
Nice move! I broke the gimbal cover, instead, and I'm looking for a solution: the broken part is the single big hook that clings to the Mavic on the opposite side to that of the 2 little hooks. I have seen it offered along with 3 more items I don't need for 15 to 20 euros, but your story made me think to some DIY on my part.
Anyone has a hint?
I've broken mine too. Just snapped off at the weekend. have ordered a new one. Pain in the @ss.
 
I've broken mine too. Just snapped off at the weekend. have ordered a new one. Pain in the @ss.

Did you find someone selling just the cover, or did u order a kit with that and 3 more items?
 
Did you find someone selling just the cover, or did u order a kit with that and 3 more items?
Found a replacement on Ebay. Think it comes from China so will have to wait a few weeks.
 
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