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Benefits of anti-static compass

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by msinger, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. msinger

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    Can anyone explain what benefits the anti-static compass has over the original compass?
     
  2. paulajayne

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    Static is electricity and as such magnetic fields will be created which can/may have an effect on the compass - so anti-static will be better.
     
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    cheaper plastic enclosure without the additional connector on the leg.
     
  4. msinger

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    I like that it does not need to be taped to the landing gear. I'm guessing that's possible since the cable is a little more rigid.
     
  5. Meta4

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    No .. just like there is no clear explanation or data showing how the new ESCs or motors make the updated Phantom any better.
     
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    I suspect the original magnetometer, with it's metal exterior housing, was susceptible to ESD. This would/could cause damage to the magnetometer or other components via its connection.
    Changes like this are sometimes a response to data collected from units returned from the field for repair.

    The possibility that it also, or exclusively, reduces costs is a very real consideration too as all corporations continually strive to reduce fixed costs.
     
  7. msinger

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    The following site does not include data, but it does list the benefits:
    http://www.dronecamps.com/#!product/prd ... ---part-11

    But, I agree. It would be nice if DJI took the time to share the gruesome details about their latest products.
     
  8. ElGuano

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    Motors and ESCs are all math, knowing the stator size and kv gives you a good idea of how it's supposed to perform. Most of us need more direct, tangible evidence though :) I just got a set of 2312s and ESC V2s for my P2, and will be installing and testing them this weekend!
     
  9. msinger

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    Awesome. I trust you'll post an uneccessarily wordy write up with lots of photos :)
     
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    It's cheaper than the old one