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Best Spot on P3P to mount small GPS?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Phantazmk, Sep 24, 2015.

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  1. Phantazmk

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    I have a small GPS, from Tractive, about an inch square. Whats the best, safest place on a P3P to mount it.?
    any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
     
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    Landing gear! On the left side. Be sure not to mount it above your compass on the right side of the landing gear. They do make holders depending on the tracker. Be sure to calibrate before flying, with the tracker switched off.
     
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    OK. Interesting, I will bite - Why are you doing this?
     
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    Battery ejects on hard/crash landing, Op wants to find his $1500 drone?
     
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    mount mine on the battery
     
  6. Phil Tuggle

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    Ohhhh....Well, just follow the fire trucks, ambulances, SWAT, and news vehicles, headed toward all the commotion. There you will find it.

    Of COURSE I am kidding, but still curious.
     
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  7. Phantazmk

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    If you're asking me why, I'm a newbee and scared it will take off somewhere because I screwed up! This way I'll be able to at least find it...I hope. :)
     
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    Phil, he's mounting a tracking device, like trackimo.
     
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    This guy on ebay sells custom made tracker holders. He made me on one for my RF V16 and it looks like it was part of the phantom. See attachements.
     

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  10. John Locke

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    Hey Claude, post the vendor link for that holder, that's pretty slick.
     
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    Wich left side? Looking directly at the bird or looking at it from the back???
     
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    #13 MPD352, Oct 13, 2015
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    I would have thought nearest its CoG (centre of gravity, or as close to it. Otherwise (maybe) more autopilot work and thus more battery power will be needed to compensate for an uneven payload. Just by 2p worth.
     
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    Good question....
     
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    The P3 is constantly compensating for winds that tilt the bird in all directions. 27g including the velcro on the battery won't affect the flight characteristics at all. Well perhaps a couple of seconds. And if you're pushing the flight time so that seconds count, well then you're not flying safe.

    Looks like the left side looking at its back. So the tracker is mounted on the same side as the compass. Wouldn't use that side myself...