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P2V Dead Camera = P2 + FPV.... Also iOSD Question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by lachers, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. lachers

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    Hey guys,

    Looking for some advice before i progress too much further - Long story short, my P2V Camera is dead, in which case my go pro is going to get the new job as lead camera.

    I have a heap of existing gear I'm hoping to use, so I'm not really out of pocket too much.

    In the image below you can see i already have a GoPro Hero 3, Gimbal, Monitor and a 2.4ghz AV TX/RX.
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    The big question is it possible to hook up an iOSD mini to the rig to obviously get the OSD stuff on the FPV monitor as now i don't have the vision app functionality.
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    If so where and how to i make use of it, as obviously it is a different setup to the standard P2 :-/

    Any help is greatly appreciated - the P2V side of the forums didn't respond, thought you guys would know more about the FPV stuff anyway :)
     
  2. ianwood

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    Is there a CAN bus connector on the P2V mainboard? Should be 4 pins: V+, CAN-HIGH, CAN-LOW, and GND. If you can locate the CAN interface and figure out the pin out, you should be good to go.
     
  3. lachers

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    Ok - So good news, The P2V main board has the CAN bus connector,

    Bad news, i discovered why the camera really wasn't working, i guess it could have been worse, but either way not ideal!!!!

    Last question i think i have is, does the iosd mini connector plug straight into the main board ??? Does anyone know???

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  4. ianwood

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    Physically, no. It is intended to plug into the external CAN terminal but good news for you is you can cut the wires and splice them together. You will need the correct plug with a few inches of wire for the CAN bus socket on the main board. Do you have that?

    Caveat emptor: this is new territory so no guarantees it will work but as I see it, the P2V CAN bus will have the same data sets on it as the P2, so it in theory should work. Splicing OSD directly to the CAN terminal I know works because I've done it to mine:

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