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Phantom 1.1.1 upgradable to fly GS?

Discussion in 'DJI Ground Station' started by Sonic1954, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Sonic1954

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    Can a Phantom 1.1.1 be upgraded to fly with the groundstation software? I have a new phantom 2+ that obviously will but I would like to do some practice runs with the less expensive toy before I put my new toy out there on it's on.
     
  2. OI Photography

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    The full groundstation will work on a 1.1.1, you'll just need to add a canbus port for it to plug in to. You can get that by adding a PMU, but I'd suggest this mod to just add it to the board without that extra weight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1nq44GDkOc

    However, the waypoints app for the Vision/Vision+ can't be used on any other models of the Phantom.
     
  3. a_fan

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    Does that mean the waypoints app does not work on a 1.1.1 Phantom? If you can't use the waypoints app, doesn't that render GS useless?
     
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    No, waypoints app is only for P2V/P2V+, and is completely separate from the full Grounstation (aka 2.4GHZ data link) you would use on a P1. Unless you own a P2V/P2V+ the waypoints app won't do anything for you, but the full GS will work fine.
     
  5. a_fan

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    Forgive my ignorance, but could you post a link that describes the full gs 2.4 ghz data link?
     
  6. OI Photography

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    No worries! This will probably be the best reference for you: http://www.dji.com/product/ipad-ground-station

    DJI markets that same setup under three different names:
    -2.4GHz Data Link (the core hardware)
    -iPAD groundstation (Data Link + Bluetooth unit)
    -PC groundstation (Data Link + PC interface software)

    They all work the same and use the same equipment.