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Crash now rebuild...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davejschumaker, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. davejschumaker

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    So was flying this weekend and ended up crashing when a gust blew my phantom (v1.1.1) in to a tree then it fell on to a rock. As one of the arms is cracked and bent badly enough to have the blade hit it I'm left with a choice. Do I get a new Phantom shell to transplant everything or do I get something like a flame wheel body to move everything to? I like the look of the Team Black Sheep frame, but I think I'll want to use that for a ground up build. Also if I go with a Flame Wheel, any benefit to going to 6 rotors?
     
  2. 750r

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    Around $50 for a body I would replace it that will give you some hands on for when you build the bird you want . I know spring I will be starting a ground up build .
    GL
     
  3. OI Photography

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    1. You can lift more

    2. Your bank account will be protected from growing too large :lol:
     
  4. davejschumaker

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    750r - Any good places to buy a new phantom body?

    OI - So if I don't plan on lifting more, would that equate over to longer flight time with what I currently lift? Which right now is just a gopro. I would like to build in FPV at some point, but don't see me doing much more than that.
     
  5. Gizmo3000

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    the only thing you can really transfer to another frames is the NAZA and the motors, perhaps the ESC's if you can figure a way to rig them up, but you'd need a new GPS puck.

    I just recommend getting a new Phantom shell, selling the Phantom and using the money to build a bigger Quad or hex.
     
  6. OI Photography

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    Ditto.

    Dave, if you don't need to lift more than that I wouldn't bother with a 550, but moving to a 450 at least would give you the ability to use larger batts than what will fit in the Phantom's shell. You might also want to consider a TBS Discovery Pro or similar quad platform in that class, there's several that are rather nimble and efficient and purpose-designed for gopro's and FPV.
     
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