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Phantom 2 vision plus v3 retractable landing gear

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by WildnCrazyone, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. WildnCrazyone

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    Does anyone know if the upgraded (HML650 Retractable Folding Landing Gear) works on a phantom 2 vision + v3? It says it does on the description but I can't find any directions. The compass is molded to the landing gear. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. CoolClownFish

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    This video shows it does. I was thinking about it but see no real need for it.
     
  3. WildnCrazyone

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    Thanks, I did watch this but it doesn't show much. I was wondering about the compass removal. Its molded to the stock landing gear and I don't want to damage the compass when I add the new retractable landing gear. I want to see how to install it before I get it.
     
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    Yea, good point.

    It doesn't [yet] appear they have addressed the issue with the new anti-static compass.

    This is a show-stopper if you're not inclined to try and fab your own way of mounting the integrated compass onto your a/c in some way.
     
  6. WildnCrazyone

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    I have one on the way so I guess I will be doing a mod of some sort. I hope I don't damage the anti static compass. I have too much money invested to wreck it. Shhh... Don't tell my wife! he he. I can laugh when she's not home. :)
     
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    It can be handled safely but you'll need to keep it in the plastic 'coffin'.

    Make sure it is re-mounted as far away from the fuselage as the cable allows or other limitation.

    Maintain the same orientation up/down-front/back and of course re-cal after all the mods and assembly is done.
     
  8. WildnCrazyone

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    Thanks for the advice. I am new to all of this but it really interests me. I just hope I can keep it flying as I do mods to it. Thanks again everyone.
     
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    Here is what I did on mine. They aren't retractable but they are similar I think. I just cut the leg off and screwed it on with the new landing gear. Just needed a couple of longer screws.

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  10. WildnCrazyone

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    Good Idea. Thanks I will take a look at the landing gear when I get it. Looks like it could work.
     
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    My upgraded HML 650 Folding Landing Gear came in the mail today. Does anyone know how to install these? It came with just 4 basic pictures and doesn't explain anything at all. Where do I get power from and where do I plug it in? I am lost. I have a Phantom vision plus v3. Thanks in advance.
     
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    What is your r/c and electronics experience?
     
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    What does the retractable landing gear do for you if the camera doesn't rotate 360 degrees. Just cool ? Any practical use? I would be afraid if it was accidently left up and you land on the camera.... Ops to 600 bucks.
     
  14. WildnCrazyone

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    I am fairly new to this experience but I have messed around with electronics in the past. Can you give me some guidance?
     
  15. WildnCrazyone

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    Very good point, but I have read that the landing gear can activate on fail safe mode and I also heard that it can be activated by altitude. I just don't know how to hook it up to make it work correctly.
     
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    Well there's really only one option I'm aware of for adding retracts to an OEM P2V+ without having to deal with a lot of other issues.

    RCDepot I believe.

    Those other things you've heard... don't apply to your quad.

    In other words what you have is not what you want.
     
  17. WildnCrazyone

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    Great, I wasted some more money. It says it works on the Vision plus, thats why I bought it. Live and learn I guess.
     
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    I Googled them and there is no interface shown for a Phantom.

    I can be wrong but the lack of instructions for your specific quad should be a red flag.
     
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    I bought it on Ebay. This is how it was described on the site.
    Upgraded HML650 Retractable Folding Landing Gear DJI Phantom 1, 2, Vision+ FC40
     
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    Whoa!

    Ok, different story then.

    My apologies.

    I was not aware of this Upgrade version.
    It seems to be similar to the RCDepot offerinjg.