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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Nate-xt, May 9, 2016.

  1. Nate-xt

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    Today I was flying near my house when i turned my head and next thing i know my prop was stuck in the gutter! i cut the throttle and my phantom fell 20 feet onto concrete, the gimbal went flying off! But to my surprise the phantom only had some scratches and a broke prop! all was okay because i caught it on video. As i ran over to it i thought the shell was going to be cracked really badly but it was fine. Was i just lucky or can phantoms survive this type of crash normally??
     
  2. J Dot

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    Phantom are pretty tough, gimbals not so much, the p2v fc200 can take a beating, you might want to run an IMU calibration, just in case the jolt knocked your gyro, accelerometer out of whack! Fresh compass cal. She should be good! I had one fall from 30+ feet to hard ground ( not concrete ) gimbal destroyed ( aftermarket 2 axis ) but craft no damage! I was pleasantly surprised!
    $70 later for new gimbal, BACK IN ACTION! ( my fault drifted into a stray branch top of tree ( did not see it )). I heard props crunching limbs, then a few limbs breaking , then crash to the ground, props still spinning, until battery ejected when eagle touched down! Lesson learned!
    Still flying her today! Tough rascal!

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  3. Nate-xt

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    yeah I was worried i destroyed the gimbal but it turned out to be fine
     
  4. J Dot

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    If that is the case,
    Then I'd fix it myself, minor soldering skills required mainboard power leads, esc's and motors, everything else is plug n play, it's Really easy!
    Swapping shells is simple! Just take lots of pictures, to help reassembly, if be glad to help out along the way!

    J Dot
     
  5. Nate-xt

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    all that really needed to be done was replace a prop and bend the anti-jello gimbal piece back
     
  6. J Dot

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    so she good again?
    That is good news!
    A+

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  7. Nate-xt

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    yep! up and flying!
     
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    Can I see the video
     
  9. Nate-xt

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    sure, one sec
     
  10. Nate-xt

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    sorry it wont let me upload it, says it has the wrong file extension.
     
  11. Ff_emt2008

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    Mine took two hard falls with only minor damage. They built a great drone
     
  12. Nate-xt

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    yeah.
     
  13. Ff_emt2008

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    All i had to do was replace the after market landing gear and i bent one arm. New landing gear and a heat gun its ready to fly
     

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    What camera do you have on there? And are you using it without a gimball?


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  15. Ff_emt2008

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    That is my gopro 3. After my first flight/crash i dont want my 4 on there and dor now yes no gimbal but i do have one
     
  16. regdawg

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    I have yet to put my 4 on there....LOL. I'm scared to because I never know.
     
  17. Ff_emt2008

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    Thats y im not putting my 4 on lol
     
  18. Ff_emt2008

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    Got my p2 in the air today mith my gopro 3 on it did great till i hit a tree and got stuck. Good news, No damage