Green top T-2 replacement

Nate The Surveyor

Well-Known Member
I dropped my t2 onto the floorboard of my truck. It's carpeted. Still, there are cracks in my green t-2 top, around the bottom.
I'd like to buy another green part. It's kinda fragile. I'd guess I can change it myself. (Unless strongly recommended against)
I put a bag over it, to keep rain off. But, I think it looks tacky.
How much is the green part?
Thanks.
Nate
 

Joe Paulin

Active Member
My T2 green top developed stress cracks around all the screw points a while ago, it's never been dropped. I need to get it replaced, is this something users can do if we get the top shell shipped to us or will it require a return?
 

Shawn Billings

Shawn Billings
5PLS
Changing the Triumph-2 cover is a dicey proposition. I've done it twice. The first time, I broke an LED (Bluetooth as I recall) which required a trip to the factory to repair. The second time I changed the cover successfully without incident. The LED's are fragile and tightly fit into the translucent recesses of the cover. The cover has to be pressed outward while fitting it to allow room for the cover to slip over them. Javad does not offer the covers on the website for this reason. I would recommend sending it in.
 

Joe Paulin

Active Member
Thanks Shawn, good to know. If I send it in, what kind of time frame for replacement are we looking at? I have heard it said (on this forum) RMA's can be a frustrating experience. Five of the six cracks go all the way through to the inside so the waterproof integrity has been comprised as well as the physical connection to the base mounting plate. I am reluctant to send it in especially since it will likely just crack again as others have said, but I don't want to have to worry about moisture issues.

Any update of the production and pricing of the T3? If it's coming soon, might just upgrade to that.

Thoughts?
 

Shawn Billings

Shawn Billings
5PLS
Javad offers rentals so you don't have to worry about the time it takes to repair equipment sent in for RMA. The RMA process itself is much better than it was a couple of years ago as many improvements have been made. The rental price is a one-time cost for the duration of the repair, rather than being a daily or weekly rate.

I can't speak to the Triumph-3 release beyond what has already been shared. I'm anxious for it as well.
 

Andrey Simonov

Active Member
5PLS
Hello, please give me serial number of Tr-2 and I will give you repair number for replacment Top Cover and address for shipment. This replacment will be by warranty.
But sorry, I do not have information about rental.
 

Nate The Surveyor

Well-Known Member
My thoughts are that the T2 green top is made from too fragile material. What broke my T-2 this time was not dropping it. It was the over tightening of the screws holding it together. I don't mean to imply that I over tightened it. I fly R/C planes. These planes hold lots of electronics, servos, receivers, antennas, etc. I'm familiar with what to expect. I think we probably have a bad batch of T-2 green tops. In order to protect them, they have to be very loosely assembled. And "handled with care" in an extreme manner.
My T-2 was compromised by some problem with the Mfr. Process.
Unless this is addressed, we just have to be careful.
I recently opened mine, and all 4 corners are broken. I've been pretty careful with it. One time, it fell out of my hand, hit the seat of my truck, then fell to the carpeted floor. All 4 corners are broken. My feeling also is that these grow weaker with time/aging/sunlight.
I think the core problem is a bad batch of green tops.
Another surveyor, who has a T2, said he backed off a little stress from his screws, when he heard of my problems. His now has a broken corner. He handles his very carefully.
 
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