GPS antenna break/lost

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  1. Titouan Fournier

    Titouan Fournier New Member

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    Hi !

    I broke my GPS antenna on the MiMIC during a transport... and lost it... shame
    Do you think, Can I fix it with an another one ?

    There is a picture
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    Thanks
    Titouan
     
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  2. Gary Haynes

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  3. Titouan Fournier

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  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    It's a standard 2.4 Ghz antenna, Titouan.
    The image does not show what is broken...

    Andy.
     
  5. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

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    I did the exact same thing, and it wasn't possible to solder back onto the electronics board. Sent it overnight to Freefly, and instead of repairing it, they just sent me a whole new Mimic. So maybe you can urge them to not bother with having to ship it back to them if they're just going to send you a new one.

    Your antenna has definitely broken off -- there's a threaded receiver that solders onto the board inside there, and I can see where it's broken. This shows me that since the same thing happened to me, it's a delicate part and needs to be cared for.

    Now I keep the antenna off the Mimic when it's in the case and not in use, and some padding around the electronics.
     
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  6. Ben Kanegson

    Ben Kanegson New Member

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    Had the antenna break off as well. Sent in for successful replacement. Perhaps if I add the range booster mentioned in other thread that will become the sacrificial part. Also had the wires to the pan defeat thumb button broken by operator during use. Nice if some kind of retrofit box could be devised to contain the bulk of the loose wires all around the electronics zone near user's right hand. Have added a second unit as a back-up since they are rather delicate.
     

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