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more lifting power please ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by crashmaniac, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. crashmaniac

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    Hey guys,

    Is there such a thing as more powerful motors that will replace the DJI installed standard ones ?

    I am sort of thinking if there were, it much be a simple fix to make the phantom lift a better quality camera ?

    what do you guys think ?

    any body done this ?

    cheers
    ;)
     
  2. ElGuano

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    You're limited by the circumference of the motor mounts on the arms. Some of the T-motor drop-ins will provide a bit more lift, but we're talking incremental. If you want to lift a Nex comfortably, you may need to look into something like this: [​IMG]
     
  3. crashmaniac

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    so what are they & where do you get them ?

    thanks :)
     
  4. ElGuano

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    They're Fusuno extended motor mounts for the Phantom. They're selectively available, you'll have to google around for a place that has em in stock. They provide extra space for larger motor diameters and longer motor-to-motor distance for larger props. With these, some people are extending their Phantoms to X8 configs, others put on low-kv motors and swing bigger props for more flight time and lift...it's all a trade off so you have to plan your upgrades carefully, but I've seen people use this to carry rx100 size cams on their Phantoms.