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Anti-static compass SOLVED upgrade WITHOUT OPENING PHANTOM!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by J Dot, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. J Dot

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    Hello Guys/Gals,
    Ok, after buying the new DJI anti-static compass, for my OLDER P2v, I found it did not work.
    A) wire too short to hook to GPS PUCK.
    B) must hook it to motherboard
    C) does not work with old GPS PUCK ( double wire ) you must also replace GPS with new style GPS PUCK ( single wire )

    This is costly!

    So,
    I decided to destroy my new anti-static compass, by tearing it apart.
    ( to see it, curious mostly )
    So I stuck a small flat screwdriver in the seam, and twisted, to my surprise, it clips apart

    Pic:
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    So I popped the cover off to find this

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    So I simply UNPLUGGED the stock ( too short ) anti-static wire, and used my original ( grey wire ) still connected inside phantom GPS puck
    ( you DO NOT NEED TO OPEN PHANTOM ) for this upgrade,

    Here is finished product
    Pic:
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    1) unplug camera
    2) unhook anti-jello balls
    3) unhook servo wire
    4) remove camera
    5) remove tape from leg ( 2 spots )
    6) remove screws holding camera mount to belly
    7) remove mount
    8) remove 4 Phillips screws holding leg on
    9) unplug compass
    10) carefully remove leg
    11) prep anti-static compass ( like above, unclip and remove white wire )
    12) install new leg ( anti-static )
    13 reverse order and done

    It works!
    Did a fresh compass calibration, PERFECT. So I does work with old style GPS PUCK ( 2 Wire ) but you have to use original wire.

    There you have , tried and tested. Works Great!

    Wooooo hoooooo! Myth BUSTED!

    Take care, Fly safe!
    J Dot
     
  2. dirkclod

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    Re: Anti-static compass SOLVED upgrade WITHOUT OPENING PHANT

    Well Done !!
     

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  3. general01

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    Re: Anti-static compass SOLVED upgrade WITHOUT OPENING PHANT

    Awesome
     
  4. Electric Warrior

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    Re: Anti-static compass SOLVED upgrade WITHOUT OPENING PHANT

    I would have thought that the shielded cable was a part of the reason why this new compass was called anti-static, but if it works OK then you have solved an annoying problem. Too late for me though, I went the whole hog of new GPS unit, and while I was at it, changing to the 4mm GPS antenna. At least the GPS unit was slightly cheaper than retail on eBay, but still an expensive route for probably not much improvement. :roll:

    I now have a spare GPS unit ;)
     
  5. Happyflyer

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    Re: Anti-static compass SOLVED upgrade WITHOUT OPENING PHANT

    Nice job J. Dot. When I saw the first open picture I thought you were going to state there was nothing inside but a small sponge. :eek: