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Powering GoPro with Phantom or not?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by ddublu, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. ddublu

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    How many folks are using the scotch tape mod that allows you to NOT use the P2 as a power source for the GoPro? Just curious how much it impacts flight times....I would also hate to be filming and lose GoPro battery without knowing it.
     
  2. Buk

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    Scotch tape mod ?

    Link please.
     
  3. p fandango

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    I let mine power off it
     
  4. ddublu

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    I think I can live with losing the 30-seconds of flight time by letting the Phantom provide the GoPro with power.
     
  6. ddublu

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    Ha! That could be the difference between swimming or landing.
     
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    The only reason I did the mod was due to the interference I was getting.
    For some reason as well the interference on the Gopro 4 is way worse than it was on the Gopro 3+
     
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    I'm using a battery in the GoPro. You can't stop the Phantom from sending power, but I figure the GoPro's battery doesn't take up much weight, and supplies all the power that is needed.

    Just my 2 cents
     
  9. Damon

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    That's what the tape mod does...it stops power being sent to battery, but allows video to transfer through ribbon cable.

    2 more cents here..