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FC40 camera very detailed look (30+ pics!)

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by kitari, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. kitari

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    A detailed look inside of an FC40 camera.

    front view
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    front view/ plastic cover off
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    front view/ (close up of possible mic area?)
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    inside view of front plastic cover
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    small metal clip, located at top of camera (front side)
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    metal clip from above pic, removed from camera.
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    metal clip side view, removed from camera
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    back side of camera
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    back side/ cover off
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    closer look at back of camera (the blue thing is the battery)
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    back view/ battery lifted to display circut board
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    front view/ battery connection point
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    circuit board removed/ view from back
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    front view of circuit board removed from case. (note, the camera is facing sideways, the led should be below camera.)
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    another view of possible mic connection
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    reverse side of possible mic connection area
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    front view of circuit board (correct angle)
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    back view of circuit board (correct angle)
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    back of board/ angled view 1
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    back of board/ angled view 2
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    back of board/angled view 3
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    back of board/ angled view 4
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    front of board/ angled view 1
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    front of board/ angled view 2
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    front of board/ angled view 3
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    front of board/ angled view 4
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    camera battery front view
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    camera battery rear view
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    battery connector end
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    battery connector end (side view)
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    back side, rubber cover removed
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    front side, insulation or heat sink for chips?
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    angled view of chips
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    front side, led light on
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  2. J.James

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    Re: Mystery of the FC40's camera holes (project started)

    The holes are were they WERE planing to put a mic in as they originally intended on the fc40 camera and as the early literature and advertising for it suggests. Then they changed there mind before the fc40 was released and they opted to drop the sound recording so they would not have to sacrifice video bandwidth to be used to record the sound of propellers.


    Tho If you guys really want to wrap your head around a big mystery that so far no ones come up with even a good plausible explanation for what the heck the tiny pcs of white string is for that comes in the pack with the extra screws.extra landing gear pads and the stickers.

    I definitively figured out exactly what that pcs of sting is for last week. and its actually pretty handy tho any other small short pcs of thin string works. I give it a bit to see if any one else has figured out what the sting is for any why they include it. Before I blurt out the answer. But I'll give a big hint. 1 its used as a tool and it helps with getting the white rubber shock mounts in place for the camera frame.
     
  3. Rustysocket

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    Re: Mystery of the FC40's camera holes (project started)

    Wrap the string around the vibration isolator and use it to pull into place. Old car repair trick for intalling rubber grommets
     
  4. J.James

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    Re: Mystery of the FC40's camera holes (project started)


    BINGO!!!!! we have a winner.

    and its very good at getting the grommets in with no fuss. The same also works with a pcs of rope to install a grommeted window in cars and vans.
     
  5. kitari

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    Re: Mystery of the FC40's camera holes (project started)

    I think you're right, on the front of the board, there's a white circle with small holes inside were something like a small mic was/can be installed. I probably didn't solve any mysteries, but I did take a ton of pictures for anybody curious about the insides of their camera. I'll post them once I get home.

    As for the string, I really don't remember seeing any, and I don't think I got extra landing gear pads either. Then again it was a while ago since my last unboxing so I'm sure I overlooked it.
     
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  7. IflyinWY

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    Re: Mystery of the FC40's camera holes (pics coming soon)

    The string is meant to be used as a tether for your first couple flights... :lol:

    I'm looking forward to seeing the guts of the camera Kitari. Thanks