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GPS Troubles

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by KYnewbie, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. KYnewbie

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    I did the GPS fix this weekend because it is cold outside and I am going crazy being stuck inside. Followed the directions posted by msinger http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=31054 using the exact products from Amazon.com. Has anyone else experienced a worse connection to GPS after doing this? Only happens when I start recording as you can see in the following video. I am still new to this, my first flight I had no issues with the bird and GPS but being stuck inside and reading all these post, I wanted to make sure I never had issues. So off comes the lid and did the fix and the connector fix while I had the top off.

    Should I remove all the foil and tape?

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_oxPVFEks[/youtube]
     
  2. Mako79

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    Did you tuck the GPS under the original shielding and then applied the foil mod?

    Also, when you are reworking/checking the mod again do yourself a favour and do the GPS plug fix.
    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=30912
     
  3. KYnewbie

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    I just pulled back the original shielding to run the cable and put it back down then applied the tape, I even wrapped the 1/4 of wire that was exposed with the foil tape. I did the plug fix as I put the top back on.
     
  4. flyNfrank

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    I thought you referring to this GPS fix. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=30912

    I have never done a foil fix and said I never would which is when only the aluminum foil was being used. But if using the copper sheeting I would consider it. But everyone that reads this needs to know that using any sheeting that is conductive will cause some issues somewhere at some point should it become in contact with any metal on the quad that it can ground to. You really need to use some clear shippers tape or something similar to work as a shield between the conductive components connected to the main board. Don't forget either that we do have possible heat issues that need addressed(wifi module) when doing these type of mods.

    Don't forget the GPS Plug Mod!

    *Btw, remove or redo what you did which is now causing your satellites to drop below 6 total.
     
  5. KYnewbie

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    Sticking a zip tie alongside the connector does not always help. You need to refer to this thread here...

    viewtopic.php?f=27&t=33453

    Also make sure that your GPS cable is routed under the factory shield and use copper tape to shield the wire all the way to the plug then use kapton or insulating tape on that lead.

    Jeremy James