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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by RCF - DRONE, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. RCF - DRONE

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    Just opened my phantom.... and I have 2 layers of copper, shielding my GPS... has anyone seen this? I did send it to DJI in July for repair.... Should I still do the foil mod? Installing my Fytrex Core 2 now... I don't get too many SATs where I fly....
     

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  2. msinger

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    Post a photo so we can see what you're describing.
     
  3. RCF - DRONE

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    Attached....
     
  4. StangLuvr

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    I have the same shielding and I drop satellites. I am doing the foil mod. I have stuff ordered and it is on it's way!
     
  5. msinger

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    that's the standard V2 GPS shielding.

    you want what MSinger suggested or something like this.


    after this GPS mod i constantly get 7-9 sats and this is in my basement in the house.
    outside i see 12-15.
     

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  7. flyNfrank

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    msinger, if there was a member of the month or year I would without a doubt give you my vote. You are the man on providing details.

    As for the tutorial in your link, I always like having the battery installed when I put the covers together. It seems to help the battery slide in & out better if you do it that way. Also, I of coarse would have mentioned placing something in the gps plug connector as well.

    Keep up the great link posting!
     
  8. RCF - DRONE

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    Thanks to you all.... I am not done, but did the foil mod using metal tape from Lowes ($8.00)... Powered it up and got an immediate 9 (Nine) satelites, inside my house, I have never even gotten 1 ever before from inside.... Still taking the time to re-route my antenna wires, camera and compass wires... I really don't like how DJI has them all tied to the power and/or grounding of the ESC units....
     
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    Make that you use packing-non-conducting tape over the top of the metallic tape. This will stop shorting.
     
  10. msinger

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    Thanks! Just trying to be helpful :cool: