Hello guys I had set my mind onto this project of building a Phantom Vision + for cheap and build it very well with some key components that were purchased new. I am here willing to share my progress and document future improvements to the build. I have been searching for crashed parts of phantom vision + drones, and of course I could find little to no donated parts that would still work so I had to buy crashed parts. So far I have about 395 $ into the bird, One esc had a broken connector, so I ordered a new one, I also ordered a brand new shell and painted it Blue with rust oleum 2 in 1 primer+ paint specific for plastics and I have to say the paint job has come out well and it's not flaking or pealing or scratching off, it holds quite well. I will finish it with bright yellow stripes at the front. I also purchased a brand new battery and charger since I could not find anyone with spares to save some money on the power systems. I also purchased carbon fiber props, which have not arrived yet. I totally had to 1.install the motherboard, and whatever came with it, which is the Naza and a broken wifi unit. 2.Solder each of the esc+ motors to the main board, just to find out one connector on an ESC was broken in a crash so I have one new ESC on order. 3. Install new extended landing gear, 4. Install camera gimbal and figure out the cabling. Thankfully I made a good deal on a lot of camera+gimbal+wifi unit for 150$. This worked out quite well since those parts new would cost close to 700$. The owner had upgraded to a custom gimbal and gopro 4 camera and no longer needed this one which was barely used. This is the result so far, the shell has not been closed yet, so you can see some white horizontal stripes between the 2 halves. the copter is powering up and the 3 working escs first flash green once and then the 2 back ones flash continuously in yellow. I still have to see what it means. Obviously it's indicating missing parts, like the ESC and the GPS. Missing parts to make it complete are 1. GPS unit 2. Radio Control If you have a good source for these 2 pieces pls let me know. I will turn this into a long range machine with self built antennas. Don.