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Has anyone updated their older P2V with Anti-Static compass?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by J Dot, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. J Dot

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    I'm having an issue with the upgrade,
    First
    My old compass hooked directly into GPS PUCK.

    Next
    New compass, hooks to motherboard ( NOT GPS PUCK )

    Next
    Phantoms bought already done have a SINGLE PLUG GPS PUCK,
    Where older phantoms have a DOUBLE PLUG GPS PUCK.

    The problem is:
    With new compass installed onto motherboard, I can calibrate compass,
    But I aquire ( 0 sattelites ) waited for 50% battery, NOTHING? Not even 1 Satellite.

    My question:
    Since I updated compass, do I need to also update to new STYLE GPS PUCK?

    Any help appreciated!

    Take care, Fly safe!
    J Dot
     
  2. CityZen

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    Re: Has anyone updated their older P2V with Anti-Static comp

    If your GPS has a compass plug, then you must plug the compass in to it for the GPS to work.
    Needless to say, a GPS without a compass plug requires the compass to be plugged in to the main board.

    So you either need to change out the GPS (expensive, but plug-n-play) or extend the cable to reach the GPS board (cheap, but requires soldering).

    It would be nice if someone could figure out how to hack the GPS update to change its firmware to either type.
     
  3. louforgiveno

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    Re: Has anyone updated their older P2V with Anti-Static comp

    I ended up just using the original compass's cable with the upgraded anti-static compass.....
     
  4. J Dot

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    Re: Has anyone updated their older P2V with Anti-Static comp

    Where did you get ( female ) end? Or did you cut and solder it?
    Thanks!

    I'm thinking of cut and solder a longer lead,
    To hook back to GPS PUCK, and not motherboard!

    J Dot
     
  5. louforgiveno

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    Re: Has anyone updated their older P2V with Anti-Static comp

    Both ends of both cables are the same...the new antistatic and the original. You have to pop open the antistatic compass shell to unhook cable and attach the old one...the shell then snaps back together.
     
  6. gunslinger

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    Re: Has anyone updated their older P2V with Anti-Static comp

    Great info... Thanks...

    -slinger