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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Big papa 269, Nov 6, 2015.
What can I do please
You'll need to OPEN up your phantom, check to see off GPS is plugged in, as well as compass, if both are OK, then you need to remove your GPS UNIT ( it is under the top shell! Once removed, check the CERAMIC ANTENNA ( square antenna on top of compass ) see if it is cracked!
Let us know, thanks!
If your motors start, then your GPS module is working and connected. However, if its not picking up sats, then you may of cracked the ceramic GPS antenna. Replace it with a $10 4mm puck to get an extra sat and faster lock times.
You, or anyone else, wouldn't happen to have a link to the 4mm GPS? I was thinking of doing the mod. Why not? I've already put a ton of money into my P2, what's another $10?? lol
Read page 2.
Phantom 2 Vision+ GPS Upgrade -FANTASTIC!!! | Page 2 | DJI Phantom Forum
Here's the excerpt.
http://www.digikey.com/product-d ... 931-1015-ND/2332642
http://www.digikey.com/product-d ... 931-1126-ND/2690283
Those links don't work, but I found them here:
4mm GPS antenna 931-1015-ND
4mm GPS antenna 931-1126-ND
So which one is better, or does it matter?
The second one has a gain of 5DBi 4mm GPS antenna 931-1126-ND
Here is the antenna you want
Just type in those numbers/letters on bottom.
They all carry it, single band, 5dbi gain, 4mm thick.
Yep, I just ordered that one about 10 minutes ago. a whopping $5.08. I don't currently have any issues finding satellites, but it won't hurt to do the mod...
If your going through the trouble, I HIGHLY recommend this.
I went from9-11 satellites with it.
I've seen those things before, as well as the copper foil mods. Will see about those... but thanks for the link though. I bookmarked it.
Doing the antenna mod ( for ME ) did not give me more satellites, , still never got above 9 on a good day, BUT I did get them MUCH faster, plus it will get satellite lock INDOORS! I was surprised, next I did the booster mod ( link above ) went from 9 to 11 on a good day, I've seen up to 13 before, but rarely. However the booster mod ( DOES NOT VOID WARANTEE ) where copper foil mods DO. Just my input, I tried the foil mod with little to no results, but saw instant results on the booster insert. I went back and bought 3 more, before he calls it quits.
Just my opinion, do what you want, but that is what my investigating has brought up.