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Antenna location on Phantom 2 Vision+(Plus)

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by GRCT42, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. GRCT42

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    Can someone please post a picture or two on the location of the RC reciever antennas on the phantom itself.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thx!
     
  2. WyattEarp

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    Look inside the battery compartment
     
  3. Phantom_Menace66

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    I think the small square PCB's in the battery compartment are the antennas for the video signal aren't they? I thought the wires hanging down the legs were from the r/c receiver. Maybe I have it *** backwards... :?
     
  4. Gr8Chef

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    Under the hood of the P2V+


    The receiver is mounted under the main board held by those two screws.



    See the actual antennas inside the battery opening.
     

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  5. ToThePoint

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    RC antenna's running down in the legs of the bird. They just hang lose and aren't connected to something. There are 2.
    Wifi antenna's are the green squares in the battery case with the white arrow on it pointing forwards. Also 2 pieces
     
  6. GRCT42

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    Thanks a lot.

    One more question.

    Does anyone know what can be used to remove the black glue/epoxy that holds on the antenna connector to the pc board.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. tmc6663

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    an exacto knife and extreme patience...took me about 30 minutes.
     
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    holding a nail polish remover (Acetone... in fact, if you can get pure acetone it would be even better) soaked qtip against the glue every so often helps soften it and allows it to crumble off in bigger pieces as you cut. It is helpful, but certainly doesn't make the process easy. Be very patient. Be very careful. It's very doable, though.
     
  9. GRCT42

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    Thx! for the help.
     
  10. Gr8Chef

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    That black epoxy kryptonite is a real pain to remove without damaging the antenna connectors. Trust me, I speak from painful experience. I'd say for the average modeler, there's a better than 50% chance that you'll need this link: http://www.amain.com/DJI-Phantom-2-Visi ... oCoYjw_wcB

    IMHO
     
  11. ToThePoint

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    Some say acetone / nail polish remover softens the epoxy based concrete like glue.
    I used a hobby knife placed aside the connector and craped gently away the glue with sideway movement.
    It toke me 20 min to do one.
    After it was almost removed i toke a nose needle pliers and toke the u-fl connector between it in the direction of the coax ( on the other side ) and i first tried to turn the connector. If it turns on the pcb socket then you can be sure it can be popped off.
    Take extreme caution ! its not a job for the faint @ heart.
     
  12. GRCT42

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    All removed and no damage... took forever tho, it appears that the acetone did help in softening the black epoxy a little... " TAKE YOUR TIME"

    Thanks again all for your assistance.
     
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    Great work! It's easy street from here on in!
     
  14. Phantom_Menace66

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    LOL... Considering they're currently out of stock, I'd say a fair few people have said: Oooops! *#%&@#.. it....
     
  15. GRCT42

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    lol....yep!

    Patience is required.

    Good luck to all who attempt this.
     
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    Im seeing on some sites that their is a different part number for the vision receiver vs the vision plus receiver. Does anyone know if there is actually a difference between the two boards? Are they the same piece being sold with 2 different part numbers? I did verify that both numbers listed is for the 5.8 end...
     
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    Only trouble is the replacement arrives with the antenna pre-glued with the same stuff! :shock:
     
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    Oh, that's a sick joke. I assumed not, for some reason.
     
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    Unfortunately not. If you buy a new receiver, it will arrive with the antenna already attached and the same ghoulish black glue already applied. I don't know WTH the folks at DJI were thinking when they decided on that crap! :?
     
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    I have done several successful antenna removals for the 5.8 receiver and have them available at http://www.ebay.com/itm/261593675668.