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Phantom into SkyHero Little Spyder

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by Browneee, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Browneee

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    Well after I cancelled my Inspire Pre Order and sold my FlameWheel 550. I reverted back to my good old faithful Phantom 1. A few weeks ago I had an engine failure and she ended up in the water a split second after take off from back of my boat. No problems, fished it out, washed it out and apart from failed motor it all worked fine. Anyways after chatting with "Ol" on here I decided to upgrade motors & ESC's to E300. While waiting for them to arrive I got thinking about finding a bigger Fuselage and stumbled across the Sky Hero range. Long story short I've just finished building a Sky Hero Little Spyder complete with E300 motors & ESC's and the electronics of the Phantom.



    I haven't altered anything in the NAZA apart from GPS placement. Gains remain the same, and so far seams very stable. It's has an art CoG at present as I'm waiting for a new gimbal to arrive. Only thing I have to purchase is bigger batteries as there's room for wider and longer one. Which will hopefully enable me to do away with the duel battery set up from Phantom.

    Rob
     

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  2. Browneee

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    Also this my be a stupid question . But does the compass module need to be used on the Phantom. I've managed to mount it , but was interested to find out if it's really required as I'd like to remove it if possible for easy of packing down. The arms on the Sky Hero swing away and the landing gear comes off really easy.
     
  3. Charger22

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    I have been thinking about something along this line. I have an fc40 and have been mainly interested in just flying not the photo/video side of things. Just want fun and fast.

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  4. cheebs

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    The compass is necessary for the Naza to function properly. If you want a single-puck solution DJI makes the GPS/Compass puck but it retails for like $160-$180. An interesting alternative are the Chinese m8n pucks that have Glonass in addition to GPS (and the compass of course) and retail between $30-$60. Direct plug n play with Naza controllers. Here's one: Ublox M8N GPS Compatible with DJI NAZA Lite V1 V2 Flight Controller Phantom 1 2 Vision+

    ETA: not until now did I see the actual date of the OP... my bad
     
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