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New Phantom II motors and esc's

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stinger, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Stinger

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    Hi,

    I presently own a Phantom 1 and want to upgrade its' motors and esc's with the newly released Phantom II motors and esc's.
    Does anyone know if these new components are compatible with the Phantom I? I wrote to DJI and they advised me that they weren't and suggested that I purchase a Phantom II. If not, why? Will I need to make any additional upgrades to my Phantom I in order to make the new motors and esc's compatible?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. CityZen

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    They are compatible.
     
  3. Stinger

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I wrote to DJI themselves and they advised that they weren't and suggested that I purchase a Phantom II, something Im trying to resist. I like everything about the Phantom II but the new battery. They are expensive and take too long to charge.
     
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    Note that my answer isn't based on actual experience, but on the fact that the Naza module was originally made to be part of a kit that would work with any ESC's and motors. There's no reason it shouldn't work.

    The Phantom 2 batteries are double the capacity of regular P1 batteries. You can expect them to take twice as long to charge. But yes, I hate the fact that they put the chip in them that prevents 3rd parties from easily making compatible (more competitively priced) batteries.
     
  5. Stinger

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    Thanks, I don't believe there is any reason why they shouldn't work either and was confused when DJI advised me that they wouldn't work. That's why I came here in hopes to get an answer from someone who has more experience then me. I appreciate you response and tend to agree with you that there is no reason why they shouldn't work.

    Regarding the new batteries. You can get twice the fly time as I can with my traditional batteries. I average about 8 mins or longer depending on the battery I use. with a gimbal but I can charge 4 batteries in 30 mins while still flying with my other 4 batteries. The new batteries take well over an hour to charge and even if you spend the extra $125.00 on additional battery you will still need to wait at least an hour or more before the first battery has completely charged. I can fly all day, non stop, if I wanted just by fly four and while charging four. Even the additional cost of having 8 or more batteries is less of an expense then purchasing 2 of the new batteries

    This is the main reason why I want to keep my Phantom I and upgrade the motors.

    Thanks