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New wifi module on the way. Questions.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Ranger690, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Ranger690

    May 27, 2016
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    Richmond, VA
    New, udated (holes) version wifi module on the way for my P2V+. Old, dead one is not vented. Once the new one is installed, I will re-bind the range extender to the new module using the new ID sticker on module, correct?

    Currently the code sticker on the bottom of the bird, matches the code on the wifi module. So, will the old sticker on the bottom of the bird have any meaning now? or will the new module address be the only thing used?

    Hoping that I dont have to fight the old module double-sided tape. Wondering what is under there? Can I easily clean up the old tape residue?

    I read that self heating is what causes this module to fail, but I wonder how much of that is really from the module itself, or how much heat it gets from being above the battery?

    Don't plan on doing any mods to the new one, just install and bind. Anything I'm missing?


    Dayton in VA.
  2. Nils Erlandsen

    Jun 2, 2016
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    Just removed the Wi-Fi module, crazy hard to loose it. Careful so the main board not brakes. Nothing under, just clean backside.
  3. Mako79

    May 16, 2014
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    Sydney Australia
    The QR code on the phantom will be useless. The new wifi module should come with 2 additional spare stickers. The MAC address is also printed on the module. Write the last 6 digits on the phantom for manual binding process.

    I use adhesive Velcro instead of double sided tape.

    The modules fail because of poor dissipation from the paste DJI have used. The module gets extremely hot if the props aren't spinning. So if you let the phantom idle and transfer files via wifi, this will cause the module to deteriorate. Some will argue with me, but I think boosting the module for range also overheats the module. The only fix for this is preventative measure - replace the existing white spoof paste with artic silver 5 for better dissipation. The same white spoof paste is used in the new V3 perforated module.

    DJI should have added an active fan to keep the module cool.
  4. J Dot

    Apr 10, 2014
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    Sarasota, FL. USA!
    Like this:

    J Dot
    Work smart, Not hard!
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