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When to use the gimble clamp?

JY-tek

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Just wondering how & when others are using the gimble clamp. I always use it whenever I fold up the bird for packing, but if I'm just driving down the road and lay the drone in the floorboard, I don't use the clamp. Is there a reason that I need to be using it more often??
 

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You'll have to be the judge of when to use it. If you suspect there is a chance of a big jolt which would jerk the camera around, then you should use it.
 

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The gimbal ribbon cable is very thin and tears easily. Letting the gimbal bounce around without the clamp on might be ok for a while, but one sharp bump and your ribbon cable can get damaged. At first I didnt like to put mine on because it was too fiddly, but now it goes on every time.
 
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The gimbal is the most fragile part of the Mavic Pro. I attach the gimbal lock whenever I'm done flying for the day and certainly before traveling with my Mavic Pro in any type of vehicle.
 
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If it's not flying, the clamp is on. Letting it flop around is a great way to reduce the life of the bands and the gimbal itself
 
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