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dptcalvin's P2 build

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by dptcalvin, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. dptcalvin

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    Phantom 2 v2.0 w/ H3-3D
    GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition w/ BlurFix filters
    ImmersionRC 600mw video transmitter
    Black Pearl RC801 (7ch) diversity receiver/monitor
    iOSD Mini
    FPVLR Premium Combo antennas
    Rave Aerial monitor mount
    Flytrex Core 2
    Shapeways landing gear extensions with built-in ImmersionRC vTx holder
    RIT dyed props (Cherry Red and Blue Jean pictured below except where noted(

    I just installed the Shapeways landing gear extension pieces and they fixed a few minor annoyances for me:

    - gimbal no longer bangs the ground surface upon startup
    - video transmitter is not mounted without adhesive (transmitter housing is secure yet removable - no chance of accidental detachment)
    - video transmitter antenna is side opposite to compass
    - video transmitter antenna can sit below the gimbal without touching the ground
    - P2 still fits in my hard case and backpack with pre-cut foam

    Gimbal startup not touching the table:
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATZTTnetrYk[/youtube]

    Dyed props in slow motion:
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dllAKOuhSk[/youtube]

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    ***props as pictured above are Scarlett Red and Royal Blue from RIT (the props below are all Cherry Red and Blue Jean from RIT)

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    ***Note the Limefuel battery installed: initial impressions - good, not great, build quality; doesn't "snap" in as easily as OEM battery

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    Next mod: hoping to get the plug and play yaw mod if it becomes available

    And the NDJ6 RC:

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    Put on a new decal today. Forgot to take part of the old decal off (oops).

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    And I used Plastidip on my old RC. Thinking about doing it to the new one.

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    Replaced my Rave Aerial monitor mount with this one from Shapeways today. I like it for three reasons:

    1) it's smaller
    2) faster to attach/detach with the GoPro style mount
    3) adjustable for optimal viewing angle

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    Bought a top shell from eBay so I could switch the decals. :p

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  2. dptcalvin

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    For those interested, this is where I bought the Shapeways landing gear extensions:

    Left: https://www.shapeways.com/product/HQXQK ... d=55539196
    Right: https://www.shapeways.com/product/RQD29 ... d=55539198
    vTx holder***: https://www.shapeways.com/product/4TYPU ... d=55539197

    ***the vTx holder is ONLY for the ImmersionRC 600mw transmitter; other transmitters MAY fit, but it's a SNUG fit for the IRC 600 already. I also had to remove the plastic shrink wrap around the transmitter for it to fit (even though IRC does not recommend removing it)
     
  3. Mako79

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    That's a hectic looking quad. Very clean build.
    Can I ask.. what channel you using for transmitter and receiver?
    And what distance are you getting?

    I ask as many are getting no more than 300m with the immerisonRC.
     
  4. dptcalvin

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    I got 1000m with the default channel (5740MHz), but then switched the 5800MHz and was only getting about 400m. Needless to say, I'll be switching back to 5740MHz.
     
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    Very nice. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. dptcalvin

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    Here's a shot of some LEDs I added under the top shell:

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  7. GoodnNuff

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    Oh that is nice!
    I bought the same decal to place on my Phantom 2, but the decal was for a Phantom 1. I don't want to cover the paint job on my P1, so the decal is still in the pkg.
    But your build is fantastic, like the added LEDs especially.
     
  8. dptcalvin

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    Bummer! I really like this decal. Fairly easy to install with some patience and assistance from a hair dryer to get rid of some minor bubbling.

    I like that the LEDs are subtle and hidden. I've seen the same LEDs applied on the outside of the shell and...it's not my favorite look. :p
     
  9. Marlin009

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    Looks real good. Is all your stuff inside?

    When I put vinyl decals, names or registration numbers on my boat I use a few drops of dish soap in some water.
    It lets the decal slide to position it and then you squeegee the water out and let it dry.
    I bet a more careful version than what I use on my boat would work for the wrap.
     
  10. dptcalvin

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    Yep, the only things that are outside the shell are the vTx and Flytrex Core 2. I'd like to move the Core 2 inside the shell, but I need access to the microSD after every flight.

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    Soap and water really help with some decals, but not all glues are meant for wet application.
     
  11. dptcalvin

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    Cool install. I'm hesitant to dremel a slot in my shell right now, but I'll definitely consider this down the line!
     
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    Looks great! Love the shape ways items. Just wish shipping an orders didn't take so long to deliver.. what was your turn around time
     
  13. dptcalvin

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    Yah, I HATE the turnaround time with Shapeways orders. I still have some more stuff coming from them. Should be shipping this week (hopefully).

    I usually get my orders in about 3 weeks.
     
  14. dptcalvin

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    Added these to the NDJ6 over the weekend:


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    Awesome! What did you use to make the labels?

     
  16. dptcalvin

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    Purchased from UAVstickers.com :)
     
  17. rafaelgarciabr

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    Cool setup!

    hey, what is the name of this gimbal locker7protector?
     
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    just that gimbal lock :!:
     
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