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Considering buying these upgrades, advice needed!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tristanb, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. tristanb

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    Hi there,

    I've done my research and I'm considering buying the following for my phantom. I'd love an experienced opinion about any incompatibilities, best place to purchase, other upgrades etc...

    Stock Phantom

    Graupner 8.5' eprops- http://phantomguide.com/graupner-8-5-e- ... i-phantom/

    Arris cm2000 gymbal

    Fatshark Predator

    Spironet antenna http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... tenna.html

    GoPro Hero3 cable for fatshark http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ts_id=1296

    FBOSD Ghost http://firebug24k.com/index.php?id_prod ... &id_lang=1

    I expect to lose a fair bit of flight time powering all these, but will i have enough to power everything?

    I'd also love to know how I can wire up the Arris and modify the transmitter so I can control the pitch of the gimbal remotely...
    I'm not sure where to get the lever, and have not as yet found a guide for the Arris
     
  2. FangsCPO

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    So you already have the Phantom and you want to add all this to it or you are basically starting from scratch and going for broke in one quick swoop??? I don't think you'll find those props, the company, from what I've read has gone out of business but i could be mistaken.
     
  3. slugger

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    I highly recommend the 9" DSLR Pros carbon fiber props. They also give you new gain settings that make a huge difference.
    You might be able to find similar and cheaper props on Ebay, but I'm happy with the DSLR's and if you're not going through props like made........

    Good Flying

    Slugger
     
  4. tristanb

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    Hi there, yes I already have the Phantom, and yes as you succinctly put it, I'm now going for bank account depletion... I'm aware that later on I will probably want to get another multi ...
     
  5. Audaciter

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    I think the accessories you are looking into are reasonable. The Graupner props may be difficult to find, remember you need
    2 ccw and 2 cw.

    The Props mentioned by "slugger" should be good as well, but you should still invest in a prop balancer, such as Du-Bro.

    You have reasonable expectations of reduced flight time etc, so pretty sure you've planned things thoroughly. ;)
     
  6. boat chaser

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    try these props, graupner are crap and out of business. http://www.ebay.com/itm/281114870038, carbon fibre, balanced and only $13 for a full set. Japanese carbon fibre. Got mine a couple of days ago. They are a direct fit for the phantom.
     
  7. Blairski

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    I just ordered some of those props. looks like a good deal. Thanks for the tip.
     
  8. boat chaser

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    no worries, they take about 2 weeks to arrive.
     
  9. denodan

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    Got these also, while they work well are not balanced. I had to balance mine, not by much, but one blade, needed more balancing than the others.