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Potential upgrade to Phantom 2 from Phantom v1.1.1

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by tpawyant, May 12, 2014.

  1. tpawyant

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    Hi guys!

    A few quick questions on what I am trying to achieve. I have my phantom v1.1.1 with the following upgrades:

    • ZenMuse H3-2d Gimbal
      GoPro Hero3+ Black
      DJI Phantom upgrade board
      Mini iOSD
      Immersion 600mw FPV
      Phantom 2 blades
      7" ReadyMade RC monitor

    And I am still wanting longer flight times, so I am considering moving to the Phantom 2. The big question(s) I have are if I move to the Phantom 2, can I reuse most of my upgraded equipment from the Phantom? Would it make sense to just buy the Phantom with the H3-3D gimbal included?

    The phantom 2 had much longer flight times which I am really attracted towards. Is the Phantom 2 easier to upgrade parts on? For example, to get the Mini iOSD to work in my phantom, I had to modify the upgrade board a bit to keep the weight down.

    Here are a few links of threads I have recently received amazing help from the members here. It gives you a better idea of my setup.

    Thanks!!

    http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12151
    http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13059
     
  2. OI Photography

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    You can start using the props from the P2 now, which will help your flight times a bit. If you want to start using the larger P2 batteries as well, one way to achieve that is to move your P1 innards to a P2 shell: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7017
     
  3. tpawyant

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    Hi OI!

    Thank your for your feedback. I was considering going the shell swap out, but realistically, there are some areas that I do not like. From what I have read, you really don't get a full maximum flight time because the software is not fully utilizing the Phantom2 code?

    Basically, I am looking to see what items can be re-used from my phantom and look at the price comparisons.