Mavic is a game changer in the RC hobbyist community and even the professional film making community. yea yea.. some may review that it’s a good drone, but not without problems. So well, I crashed once with my own stupidity and error. I was desperate to fix it and I was happy to find a few ifixit videos available.
I am not sure if I should share the models here yet, coz they are all in beta testing and requires some modifications, so it’s too embarrassing to share.
IMPORTANT NOTE! DO A CALIBRATION AFTER YOU REPLACE THE GIMBAL!
2. Landing cover?
I have no idea how you call this thing. After my first crash I lost one side of this tiny plastic. So as usual… I made a replacement. At first it may seems the angle is impossible to imitate, but as I measure it it’s a just nice angle that is quite easily replicated. (my radius is wrong though)
3. DIY camera hood
Okay I have to admit this is pretty redundant. First I saw somebody on youtube made an ingenious way to cut out the original plastic protection and paint it into a working hood. Few days later the cheap injection molded hood goes all around the internet and ebay. I could’ve bought it, but I treated it as a challenge to model this *$&^(@ shape out. It’s not perfect, the semi-circle thing doesn’t fit with the rubber cover at all. I also made a mistake by assuming the camera is centralized, which is not the case, so I ended up cutting up more side wall. For this poorly designed beta is too embarrassing to share the model.
4. Glued body
That’s all for now! I hope I never have to update this page again. Please check out my instagram for the shots I took with this Mavic.