Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

motor upgrading

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by bouvier, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. bouvier

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2014
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sundre, Alberta
    So I have read hundreds of posts and have tried very hard to get a handle on this topic.
    Other than what other owners have said I cannot find anything official from DJI. This is somewhat disappointing.
    My v2+ was purchased last May and clearly has no extra beeps and the led's don't come on until the motors are powered on.
    I have a set of new motors and props sitting in the box they came in waiting!
    My current esc's have no stickers but are marked v2 on the board.
    DJI did say v2 is needed for the new motors
    V2.1 is the current version of esc and as this is a small incremental version increase I am assuming it is to ensure compatibility with the new motors
    unless they are clearly marked as v2.1 there is little point assuming they in fact are v2.1
    I don't know of any validated issue with the new motors and v2.1 esc
    I have confirmed with Helipal and purchased 4 v2.1 esc's which are currently enroute to me.
    When I receive the new esc's I will install everything then and only then.
    I will not keep guessing if my present esc's will work as the v2.1's are only 19 dollars each.
    Other than this I cannot see any reason to continue to consider any other configuration if I want the new motors installed
     
  2. justin00

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Australia
    Yip smart move.
    DJI told me 2.1 is required.

    Few of us got new motors a while back and installed them and then uninstalled them after a few crashes other people had with similar setups (non 2.1 setups that is) :(

    I'm also going to wait until I get sum 2.1 ESC before I install them again. No real advantage to the new motors that warrants risking $1500 to be honest.
     
  3. general01

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    4
    I also am going to wait to get the 2.1 version esc's before I upgrade either of my
    Phantoms not worth the risk
     
  4. flyNfrank

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    4,219
    Likes Received:
    914
    Location:
    Indy, USA
    Finally some pilots with good common sense. I say that due to a lot of less fortunate pilots spent a good amount of time trying to get others the right info so they didn't have to go through what so many of us had to.
     
  5. dbfletcher

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    While I have no doubt DJI told you that.. i cant help to wonder why the flyer they are STILL including with the new motors suggest "2.0" is compatible with the new motors????