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Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satellite

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Obijuan, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Obijuan

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    I have a DJI Vision 2 plus. Yesterday I did the copper shield mod. When testing the satellite count is good when the video is NOT on. Once you turn the video on the satellite count drops sometimes to even 0 counts.
    I brought it down and put a new battery on. Took off once again without the video this time. 9 Satellites. Once up at 300ft or so I took a picture. No satellite drop, so the video on is the one that is making it lose the sat count. Any recommendations on what to do once I open it again? I saw some people wrapping the GPS cable on electrical tape and putting it back under the shield. Does this work?

    Thanks in advice for your comments.

    Juan
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    put a piece of copper foil above the gimbal mount / bellow the battery tray

    here is the picture.

    this will solve your problem.
     

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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    here is another picture
     

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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    he already has GPS shield installed, the problem is the camera interfering with the GPS signal and i've found that
    foil between the camera and battery resolves that issue.
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    +1 :D
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    hi...kind of a newb question but i see copper foil is available in a conductive or non conductive adhesive. for this application would you use non???
    tia
    rbt!
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    hunch, my mistake. I thought the OP posted those pictures of his "shield mod" above :(
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    Conductive is best if you need to use more than one piece of foil (width-wise). The conductive adhesive ensures the signal does not get through where the foil overlaps.
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    thank you! i see mcmaster handles it.....is there another source you would recommend??
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will do that and test it. I hope it works.
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    You can get it on Amazon , but the aluminium works just as well , you can get that at a hardware store. I used it and it fine. Some guys have said it works better. It's used for duct work sealing.
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    Obijuan,
    are you located in US.
    PM me your address and i'll send you enough copper tape so you can do this above the camera.

    hani


    PS: msinger: no worries! LOL!!!
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    I have to tell you, the best thing I did was replace the original gps puck antenna. I beleive I soldered a 3db puck antenna and now I get up to 12 satellites. And no interference with the video. I must say I did do the aluminum foil and copper foil mod also. But even doing the foil mods I can't say I saw much improvement. But now that I replaced the antenna puck, I have no more worries.. It should have been like that from the factory. I bought the puck from Digikey online after reading someone elses post. Very happy now.
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    Well , did u take any pics or any info on the puck
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    I'm gonna crack open my P2 this weekend to install my FPV system. Luckily, my GPS antenna came in today, so I will definitely be doing this and the copper tape mod while I have it opened up.

     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    Below is a video I copied I'm sorry I cant find to original post that I read on the subject. Do a search on ugrading gps antenna puck and check out other post.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5EI-MzyoAI
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    There is some good information about the GPS antenna upgrade in this thread:
    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=32311
     
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    Re: Copper Shielding on Vision 2 Plus Now Video Drops Satell

    This information may also be of some help.
    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=33453

    It's always nice to get feedback if you decide to look to the plug connector as a possible solution. Please let us know how you make out, as the GPS plug has been of concern for some time.