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Design Flaw?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Hughie, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Hughie

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    My Gopro bracket is very close to the ground (2-3 mm probably when on a desk for example)

    When I take it to a field, this causes the h3-3d to hunt and twitch. It really cant be good for it.

    So what does everyone else do with a P2 H3-3D and a GoPro - or is mine hanging lower than it should do?

    Longer legs I hear everyone cry - but what about fitting in the case, and what about the compass.

    I really ought to carry a helipad with me I suppose - it would help.

    I would really appreciate your experiences.
    Thanks
     
  2. p fandango

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    they are all the same, thats why i bought the taller/wider legs from ebay

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  3. Hughie

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    p fandango, thanks for your reply and picture.

    However, two points,

    i) how do you manage to pack it in a case?
    ii) what is the procedure for remounting the compass on the new legs (I have a version 2.0 compass)

    Thanks
     
  4. d4ddyo

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    If you updated your 3D gimbal lately you probably notice it points down starting up. This is a glitch.

    This is my 2nd Phantom and I have version 2 where the upgraded compass is inside the leg so i haven't used the tall wide legs. I used the tall wide legs from my 1st phantom if you want them just gimme 10 bucks shipping basically covers shipping.

    For transport I use the Vanguard Uprise II 48. It expands out enough to accommodate the legs.

    Otherwise i'm just find and use a piece of cardboard as a take off pad and I hand catch my phantom.
     
  5. captej26

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    This case works flawlessly with extended gear from FPVmodel
     

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  6. p fandango

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    1) i use a cheap £5 box you can get from any hardware store, think i paid about £30 for the pluck'n'pick foam but don't even bother with that now tbh
    2) as the new compass is moulded onto the legs i think your stuck, inless you can change to the older version

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  7. Hughie

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    Thanks for the replies, and d4ddyo thanks for the offer of the legs, but it looks as if I am stuck anyway because of the compass.
    Time to get a piece of hardboard as a helipad.
     
  8. aartsf

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    Why are you stuck because of the compass? The compass can simply be detachec from the legs and fit perfectly on the larger legs.
     
  9. p fandango

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    not on the V2's it can't, the compass is contoured into the leg

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  10. aartsf

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    Was the same with my pv2+; but no problem. You still can detach it.