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Compass wire loose

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Help' started by Gotcher6, May 8, 2014.

  1. Gotcher6

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    My phantom vision 2 took a little tumble today. It was a hard enough jolt to knock the camera off and break one of my props. While reattaching the camera, I saw that one of the five wires that come out of the drone and plug into the compass had come out of the it's plug. I slid the wire back into the plug, but there's really nothing holding it in place. So I secured it with a piece of electricial tape just so I could power up and make sure the compass was getting power and would recal. Everything works fine, but I'm not gonna fly with just a bit of tape holding this compass wire in place.

    My questions are:
    If I put a drop of solder on the wire, will it damage/melt the plastic plug?
    Can I order a new compass wire?
    If so, how difficult is opening up the drone and hooking up the new wire?

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. OI Photography

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    Replacing the compass and wire is cheap and easy...$15 or so at most vendors (I'm not aware of the cable being available without the compass), and just a few quick seconds of work once the shell is open to unplug the old cable and plug in the new one.
     
  3. Gotcher6

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    Thanks for the info. I thought they'd be more expensive. I ordered one yesterday.