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Controller weight "fix"

Kilrah

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In case some of you like me find the Anafi controller ridiculously heavy, be aware that a third of the weight comes from 2 dead weights totalling 113gr that can easily be removed.

Balance with a phone is a bit less good without them, but I don't think it's going to be very noticeable in real life and I'd rather have the weight saving.
Screws are Torx T6, need a screwdriver, the common bits are too short.

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Kilrah

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Nope didn't take the holder apart, my "drone" phone just fits as is, and with my everyday one it's not the width but the thickness that doesn't work anyway...
 

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Thanks for sharing! Now if we can just find a simple mod to improve the range of the controller...
 

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What are the benefits. It s not like controller weight affects the drone... if any thing it must make the controller / phone top heavy, doesn’t it?
Just didn't feel right to me as unnecessarily heavy every time I was picking it up...
 

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The propeller Torx T6 will also open up the controller, both use same size screws.

Psul

yep, I knew that (y) was just wondering if it was simple enough to get to the underside of the USB-A socket as it has come loose and needs re-soldering to the PCB as do the 4 contact points, I didn't want to take things apart only to be hampered with any hurdles..... :cool:;):)
 

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how easy is it to get to the underside of the USB-A socket???
You have to:
- remove 6 screws on the back cover
- disconnect antenna and battery cables
- remove 2 screws fixing front cover (here you need a longer screwedriver than the standard propeller Torx key)
- remove 2 screws fixing USB-A PCB
 

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You have to:
- remove 6 screws on the back cover
- disconnect antenna and battery cables
- remove 2 screws fixing front cover (here you need a longer screwedriver than the standard propeller Torx key)
- remove 2 screws fixing USB-A PCB

Aye, cheers... sussed it all out eventually... :)
 

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