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Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compass)

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by J Dot, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. J Dot

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    Hello Everyone,
    I have an older Phantom 2 Vision, and try to keep it up
    To date, with latest and greatest tech. ( what I can afford )!
    Anyhow I ordered the new Anti-Static compass, for my craft,
    I even ordered extra feet ( although it came with them ), oh well.
    I tore phantom apart today, in an attempt to install new compass,
    Removed old one ( of corse flytrex in the way ) put new leg on,
    Replaced camera, and all other items on belly. Went to put top
    Back on and ( AHHHHH CRAP! ) wire too short! What the hay?

    How have you guys/gals get through this problem?
    Extension wire? Solder? Please let me know?

    Also this leads me to believe they have also redesigned
    The GPS module, to accommodate new compass!

    Does anyone have a picture of the new version 3 p2v GPS MODULE?
    If so can you please send it to me?

    Also if using an extension cable, would it matter having a 3rd junction
    In cable? Or would that be undesirable?

    I guess what I'm getting at, should I just put my old one back on,
    And call it a day? LOL.....{:0)

    Take care, Fly Safe!
    J Dot
     
  2. dptcalvin

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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Where did you put the compass?

    If viewing the bird from the back (looking at the battery), then mine is installed on the back right and the cable length has a wee-bit of slack.

    [​IMG]

    If you tried to install the landing gear on the opposite side, putting the compass on the front left and the cord when then be too short.
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Mine looks exactly like yours.
    I put it back exactly where original one was.
    I can plug it into GPS, but cannot get cover over
    Motors. Wire too short, I even tried re-route it inside
    A few different ways, no dice?

    Also what is the difference between ( p2v and p2v+ ) anti-static compasses?

    Take care, Fly safe!
    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Mine is a P2V that I transformed into a V3 and I have at least 3/4" left of cable left !
     
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    Is your top shell still off? Can you take and post a picture of how you've tried routing the cord?
     
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    Yeh, I was able to install some landing gear extensions (between the bottom shell and stock landing gear) and still had enough cable.
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    I had to put those in also to hold the antennas so ether you are routing it wrong or you just got a funky one .
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    [ Does anyone have a picture of the new version 3 p2v GPS MODULE?
    If so can you please send it to me? ]



    Ya know as soon as I got it back I had to have a peek ;)
     

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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Hello again,
    I'll try to show in pictures:
    1st pic
    Where I mounted compass ,rear-right
    [​IMG]

    Pic 2 ( how I routed the supplied wire )
    [​IMG]

    Pic 3 ( different angle )
    [​IMG]

    Pic 4 ( my GPS UNIT )
    [​IMG]

    Pic 5 ( with cable plugged in, this is as far as the top will go ) before plug rips loose )
    [​IMG]

    Any thoughts?

    Take care, Fly safe!
    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    It looks like there is plenty of cable length. Where exactly are you trying to plug it into?
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    My old compass mounted to GPS UNIT, but the plus GPS has no compass plug on it?
    Should I be plugging my compass somewhere other than GPS MODULE?
    Maybe somewhere on motherboard?

    Thanks
    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    We had a discussion in here not long ago and had pictures of where all went and will try to find it . We were discussion the way a V3 had only 1 cable coming from the puck .
     
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    Ah, the new anti-static compass does not plug into the GPS on the top shell. Wish I had my shell open to take a picture for you. If dirk doesn't find it by tonight, I'll try to open her up tomorrow and show you.
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    I just found a ( comp ) port on motherboard, did not see it before?
    I'm assuming this is the correct location?
    Can someone please confirm?

    Take care, fly safe
    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Here is a pic
    [​IMG]

    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Don't look right to me .
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    I'm doing the best I can, lol..................ahhhhhhhhhhh!


    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Here it is . The GPS goes in right behind the compass on mine .
     

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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Cool, that is where mine is as well, just looks weird,
    Because your seeing my flytrex wires, but the GPS plug
    It right in front of my compass connection.

    J Dot
     
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    Re: Getting annoyed, need clarification ( anti-static compas

    Well i'm looking from battery end so compass is in front of GPS slot .