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iOSD mini: Inside or outside Phantom 2 v2?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by thedronedude, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. thedronedude

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    I installed the iOSD mini inside the Phantom 2, but I have not taken it out for a flight yet. I've been reading and some people recommend to have it outside the airframe because it needs air circulation? Thoughts? Inside or outside?
     
  2. Prophecies

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    I've had mine inside the shell and have had zero issues. Not sure why it would need air circulation. A Transmitter I could understand since it tends to heat up quite a bit more, but not the iOSD mini. I may be totally wrong though.
     
  3. thedronedude

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    Do you have any photos of where you placed it inside the Phantom 2? I'll post some photos tonight.
     
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    Mine is inside. Used the same 3M tape to stick it to the wall. Don't have a pic of it installed. ESC Loc.jpg
     
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  7. thedronedude

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    Interesting. I put it in the wall. Do you check it often to make sure it doesn't overheat and melt anything?
     
  8. thedronedude

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    I actually placed it exactly in the same place as this video. Including the Can Bus. Cool! My only worry and concern is heating issues. I made sure it's away from all cables. I will post some images later on tonight after work.
     
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    There is no heating problem whatsoever. The photo i supplied has been changed since it was taken I changed TX and how wiring was tried down but the placement of the iOSD/can-bus is still the same . As you can see there's plenty of room to mount it right on the main board. Not even a hard jar will make it come loose.
     
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    Inside. No issues.
     
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    Didn't notice any heat issue at all.