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Infinity Hobby landing gear extensions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DaveT1, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. DaveT1

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    Just mounted my Arris 2000 gimbal and every thing seems a bit low to the ground. Has anyone tried this Infinity Hobby landing gear extension kit?
     
  2. ricklohre

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    No...bought Simen Says gears from Shapeways and am very pleased. Used standard dowel rods as extensions.
     
  3. fizzviic

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    Yes. I'll test fly it today with GoPro and dual batteries on board. We'll see what happens. I wanted the Shapeways folding gear, but could not find a reliable source of supply for the carbon fiber tubes. The Infinity Hobby was a "second choice".
     
  4. DaveT1

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    I'll be interested in your feedback on the extensions. Also I'm interested in how the dual battery set up works for you. How much the flight time is increased.
     
  5. fizzviic

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    Handling is good, though with two batteries it tends to sink like a rock. There is some choice in the amount of extension available, though not very much. I have an anti-jelly mount and with the GoPro in it's water tight case, it has plenty of ground clearance. i was very satisfied overall. The flight time is extended out to a very solid 12 minutes with two batteries which is a bit shorter that the aggregate time with two batteries flown singly. All in all, I am pleased.
     
  6. DaveT1

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    How did you mount the batteries on your Phantom? Do you have a photo?
     
  7. fizzviic

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    The Infinity Hobby gear comes with dual battery pads as part of the gear. You need to add a Y-cable and a couple of velcro straps. Also, I modified the battery door to allow for the Y-cable exits.

    http://s34.photobucket.com/user/fizzvii ... 2.jpg.html

    Hope this link works. Not used to uploading/downloading photos to this BB
     
  8. marcus_canada

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    Given the different position of the compass do you notice any difference in performance or stability? I read that the compass position relative to the Nazza is quite important.
     
  9. fizzviic

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    The kit comes with an attachment for the compass. The instructions show how and where to mount it. I calibrated the compass before flying it for the first time and everything seems OK so far...but only time will tell.