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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by johno1, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. johno1

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    Hi everyone,

    I received my phantom 2 with H3-3D last week and have been loving it. I saw a video on youtube from thatHPI guy walking through how to install a FPV system.

    I ordered all the parts for the install and dove right in the other day. Here is where it's get bad. I mixed up the red wires from the video transmitter that connect to the phantoms board and as a result I fried the video transmitter. I am using the RC 600mw. I knew that the transmitter was done so I ordered another one. Upon further inspection I found that the connection point on the Phantoms board burned which worries me because that means I will not be able to power the new video transmitter... See photo below. Are my days of doing FPV on this phantom done? Do I need to order another one?

    Thanks for the help!

    Jonathan

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  2. dano7602

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    You could just wire a fpv system without using the board at all using this cablehttp://www.firstpersonview.com/cables/iosd-mini-gopro-transmitter-cable. This would require you to have a usb cable plugged into the go pro to bypass the board however it is a solution that does not require a new board. You could then solder the power cable of the video transmitter straight to the main power leads on the phantom. This is how I have my fpv system set up because I have a tarot gimbal but it should work with the zenmuse.
     
  3. ianwood

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    This is a pretty common mistake. If you can get the site to work enough, you'll find other threads with the same issue. There is a workaround but I don't know what it is.
     
  4. johno1

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    Yeah what's up with this site and its errors..?.

    Thanks Ian and Dano for the replies. I will check out the link Dan... I feel like such a bone head. I should have double checked my work and saw that he cut the red wires right off the bat. Won't make that mistake again!