I tried tightening the screws on the inside with a screwdriver… I’ll just check the feet every now and then, and over the course of a day or so 2 or 3 of the feet are loose… I’m just a bit obsessive sometimes, and I’d like to not have to think about whether I should check the feet
My baseplate isn’t coming off, but 3 screws are definitely loose, while one is really tight. I generally find that baseplate the most disappointing part of the device, it feels cheap and flimsy, while the rest feels really nice all in all.
Yeah, I guess it’s a design flaw. I’m the same as @pjean in that 1 foot is tighter. Maybe it was just some units have a production flaw making them loose. Either way, it doesn’t suffice to say that it’s the way it is designed, unless it was meant to come loose by itself.
I have to say that all in all the feet are pretty nice regardless of how tight they are. On my device the bottom plate seems so flimsy and light that it seems to bend downward a bit, which creates the illusion (i believe) that the case is bent and not really straight. This is the one thing that actually is a turn off. I can;t even tell if it’s really straight or not. A hard metal rule seems to show it’s straight, but an optical inspection makes it look warped. for a $600 product a bit sub-par. otherwise the thing is amazing and a lot of fun to explore and understand.
Mine is also warped. Especially around the module, it looks like the module is a little bit to big?
And i also have some doubletriggering around the area where the module is. Maybe i am going to switch my unit for a fresh one?
Does anyone know if it’s even possible to buy new feet? I just got my OP-Z today and already the feet are starting to get torn up from opening the base a few times to get the phone holder out. Not really an issue now, but I can see if getting worse if I do this often.
My first unit (that was faulty) had all the feet really firm in place and we’re reasonably tight. My replacement unit is the same as you guys, 3 are pretty loose and 1 is very difficult to get off, I had to rotate the back plate around the last foot to remove the cover, there is a little bit of flashing left on the end of the pins so I suspect this was the issue. My back plate feels quite loose and jiggles around, I just put some nice looking tape on the bottom to hold it in place.
Is it that big a deal? Mine sometimes can turn alittle but the chances of all of them turning and all the way plus the back coming off is gonna be basically zero… just turn them back when you see them turned, I don’t mind, I much rather have a replaceable battery, it doesn’t seem cheap to me and is an adequate design.