DJI Filter Wrench – A Mini PostAugust 26, 2018 10 By Scott Hinkle
From time to time, you’ll see me post about must-have accessories. These are usually grouped together, listing a few at a time in the same post. On rare occasion, I’ll see one pop up that I want to write about immediately. This DJI Filter Wrench is one such accessory.
Arguably, some of the most important accessories for a camera drone are filters. You can see that I have listed filters in my Essential DJI Mavic Pro Accessories – The Must-Haves post.
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The challenge with using filters on drones such as the DJI Mavic Pro, is installing and removing them, especially on a wiggly delicate camera. Trying to get your hands in there to hold the camera steady and then work the filter on or off of the camera can be frustrating.
Enter AzViper… I was just browsing some of the Facebook drone groups that I’m a member of when I came across a post sharing a 3D printed wrench for installing and removing filters on a DJI Mavic Pro camera.
This is the perfect tool to solve this dilemma. Now you can fit one hand next to the camera to steady it and use the wrench in you other to deal with the filter.
How Must Does it Cost?
Here’s the best part, it’s being offered for free! That’s right AzViper has been kind enough to provide the tool 3D files for free. All you need to do is print it out on your 3D printer, have a friend do it, pay someone who has a 3D printer to print it for you or see if your local library has a 3D printer you can use.
AzViper has licensed this tool under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike license and asks that you provide attribution by printing and displaying the following:
Where Can I Get It?
You can find the file on Thingiverse. Here’s the direct link: DJI Filter Wrench.
Just go to the site, download the appropriate files and get to printing.
The DJI Filter Wrench has been a long time coming in my opinion. Now I just need some sort of brace that will hold the camera still, freeing my other hand to hold the drone itself. If you have a 3D printer, or access to one, do yourself a favor and add this tool to your arsenal.
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