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  1. Tim Ko

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    I modified the original gimbal cover to a mount, and attached an external camera (really small camera) with my P4 , it worked, but I realized that the phantom is very unstable, and keep dropping the altitude .

    Any suggestion on how to attach extra payload to P4? Can P4 fly with extra weight and perform the same?

    Thank you.
     
  2. thunderbird

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    P4 cant hold up to 500grams of payload, I tested with 600grams but the motor get really hot, For your question on how to attach it check my recent post

    Ideas for P4 Aerial Ash dispersion
     
  3. Tim Ko

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    Thank you. The camera only weights like 4.8 oz=140~g. I am more concerned about the over all balance of the vehicle. I think it is prob my design, it is like the drone is caring a pendulum motion device so it is unbalance, I am trying to make my design shorter so the camera doesn't go back and forth too much, I dont physically see it moving too much, but I can see that the drone is dropping altitude and unbalanced.
     
  4. thunderbird

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    140gram of camera mount unbalanced not sure
    In my case i tied a 500ml water bottle and its shaking back and forward and the P4 is steady, I can feel the motor is screaming but it's very stable, When hover there is no altitude drop
     
  5. Cale262

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    The altitude you live at will make some difference also, you'll be able to lift more at sea level.
     
  6. r62ewa

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    Also, does you mount impede the vision of the VPS at all? As noted in another post about the Phantom yo-yoing it was a gimbal guard that was causing the issue even though it wasn't directly below the VPS.
     
  7. thunderbird

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    Took her to test out today and no yoyo effect