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Can I use the DJI app on my p2v+ without a camera & gimble

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Tsm895, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Tsm895

    Apr 12, 2016
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    Athens, Texas
    I want to know if I can use the DJI app with my phantom 2v+ (V3) Drone (without a camera and gimble) to get at least some of the info to show up. Or does the info come from the camera or gimble? Right now all I have is the drone, which I bought new but without anything extra. Ive downloaded the app but I dont know if it will hook up to my drone if there is no camera present. Can someone help me out here to understand how this works. Right now I just cant afford to shell out 100's of dollars to buy the camera and gimbal but maybe in the future I can work on getting one thing at a time, even if they are used! Thanks for y'all help!
  2. Blue Bird

    Jun 11, 2015
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    Dade County, Florida
    If you have downloaded the DJI vision app for the P2V+ and connect, you will see some telemetry, such as height and distance, and connected sats. You may pick up on some other features as well such as GPS coordinates and find my Phantom should you loose it. You will also be able to fly some way points.
    You need to also understand what the led sequences are as well.
    Be sure to go to DJI's site and get the P2 assistant software for calibrating the craft such as the IMU and getting proper battery stats.
    Good luck.
  3. Mako79

    May 16, 2014
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    Sydney Australia
    Bypass the gimbal board. The gimbal board acts as a bridge to power up the wifi module. No gimbal board = no power to the wifi module = no telemetry.

    You need to do half the mod in the link provided below. No soldering is required. You will need to redirect 1 cable from the wifi module to the CAM port. Look for the widest cable on the wifi module. Pull it up and plug into the CAM port. Its all plug and play. This will now give the wifi module power. Now use an android phone and connect as per norm and it will give you radar, telemetry etc but NO video.

    DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Plus 2.4ghz Wifi Module - wiring diagram / camera connection - Page 17 - RC Groups