Phantom3 Drone Teardown Summary

The DJI Phantom 3 is a very interesting, aesthetically appealing device that is part of a quickly growing market. Due to the sensitivity of the electronics used in this drone, DJI seems to allow very limited access for reparability. This is evident by the amount of adhesive used, along with difficulty to open clips and screws with various types of drivers. With this is mind, it would make sense for DJI to incorporate permanent fasteners into the design to reduce the costs of machining bosses, tapping holes, etc. Alternatively, it may also make sense to make use of VariMount standoffs to cut down some of these costs. In addition to this, implementing Snap-in fasteners could help replace the plastic snaps that lock the two halves of the drone together.
Below are certain alternatives featuring several PEM® fasteners that can help achieve better functionality and cost savings.

Alternative PEM® Solutions:
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TackSert® Pin

This drone was not designed for reparability, so it would make sense to use permanent fasteners, especially for internal components.

PEM® VariMount®

Since most of the screws engage into threaded inserts and bosses, VariMount Fasteners could possibly be utilized to reduce costs
of designing bosses into the chassis of the drone and its controller.


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