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Mini iosd, can it be installed under the shell?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Maxxborg, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Maxxborg

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    I know I would have to move the canbus port from the landing gear to inside to shell. But it would be a cleaner install. Is there any reason why this wouldn't work? I am assuming the only reason it's on the landing gear is so people can install it with out opening it up.
     
  2. Ravecreative

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    NOPE

    the reason you shouldn't install it under the shell is that
    1 - you then can't get at the canbus port or the usb without opening the thing up again - and with the rate that upgrades are being launched, that'd be a pain
    2 - you would have to run the wires to the tx all over the shop to wire it up
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    3 - once you get your head around the under-body install, it actually makes really good sense -

    my install is here (you've probably seen it on another thread)

    http://www.ravecreative.co.uk/phantom2/photo1.jpg
    http://www.ravecreative.co.uk/phantom2/photo4.jpg

    it means i can also plug the BTU unit into it when i want to change programming, then remove it before flying - easy :)
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    Aside from the inconvenience of having to open and close up the shell in order to access it or update it, (which is not really all that often a requirement), I don't see any reason why you couldn't install it inside the Phantom.
    i believe a number of people have done so.
     
  4. Ravecreative

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    Oh yeh, 1 more thing - i have found the iosd mini and the avl58 do draw a significant amount of power, reducing the flight time by a fair bit, so when i'm not flying fpv, i unplug them

    i knew there was another reason i mounted them outside the shell :)
     
  5. Ozon8r

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    There is a thread on djiguys.com where a p2 owner mounted his mini osd inside with only the
    the vTx outside. Here is a link to the photos of that set up.

    http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/ahmed ... 0.jpg.html

    But as rave said, if you ever plan to fly with no payload or want to update the mini firmware, it's easier outside. I prefer external. While the idea of a clean look may appeal to some, I don't give much thought to what others may think of my P2.

    Cheers!


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  6. Ozon8r

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    There is a thread on djiguys.com where a p2 owner mounted his mini osd inside with only the
    the vTx outside. Here is a link to the photos of that set up.

    http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/ahmed ... 0.jpg.html

    But as rave said, if you ever plan to fly with no payload or want to update the mini firmware, it's easier outside. I prefer external. While the idea of a clean look may appeal to some, I don't give much thought to what others may think of my P2.

    Cheers!


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  7. Ksc

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    You can mount it inside and its been done by others. If you have a mini iosd its because you are doing FPV. I've only seen one setup where the FPV and iosd are inside the phantom. The problem is that they get warm putting them inside prevents them from getting the right airflow. Flying in 15 degree weather helps but unless you live on the north pole, you'll eventually fly during the summer. I've seen a lot of extremely clean installs with the fpv/iosd on the outside. Also, having access to them without going through a load of trouble to get to them is helpful should you have an issue or need to update. Long story short, you can do it but there is no good reason to do it.