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possible to adapt DJI Ground Station w/Bluetooth w/Phantom1?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by rantolick, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. rantolick

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    Hello,

    Im a relatively new user with not so deep pockets but looking to upgrade my filming experience with my GoPro. I recently purchased the Phantom original because it was the least expensive but I was unaware when I purchased it that it would not be compatible right off the bat with the ground station app like the Phantom 2 is. Im getting better at flying but it would be nice to have preset flight plans with more stable filming than I am able to do myself. Is it possible to adapt the phantom original model with the bluetooth capabilities that the phantom 2 has for setting flight plans with the iPad app? I am looking to not have to invest so much money that I would have been better off just buying the phantom 2. Thanks!
     
  2. GearLoose

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    Re: possible to adapt DJI Ground Station w/Bluetooth w/Phant

    Definitely possible but the additional weight is going to reduce your flight time. In order to use the iPad Ground Station more effectively I converted my P1.0 to a P1.5 -- which allows me to use larger batteries. I regularly use the GS for filming and still images and now enjoy flight times between 12-13 minutes.

    Check the epic thread on the P1.5 conversion. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg to do this nor does it require special skilling (beyond soldering). Highly recommended.