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Anti-static compass SOLVED, upgrade WITHOUT OPENING!

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

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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: STICKY: Anti-static compass SOLVED, upgrade WITHOUT OPEN

    :D Ya just saved a bunch of folks a lot of grief there J Dot !!