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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Waylander, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Waylander

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    Hi Guys
    Is it possible/practical to use everything (apart from shell) from Phantom 2 to build a QAV 250 racing quadcopter

    For example
    1). are the motors good/fast enough
    2). will the GPS have to be discarded
    3). are the battries OK to use or should I use lighter ones
    4). will the main board fit into for example a Lumenier carbon frame
    5). will I need a different RC

    Has anyone ever used a Phantom 2 for a project like this..?
    Your help would be greatly appreciated
    Waylander
     
  2. phantomlova

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    I have been using my P2 to race with other 250. I did not want to remove the components out of the shell for various reason - protection for the element and battery fitting and to keep it simple. I also chopped the legs , added a 600mw transmitter for FPV along a GoPro 3.
    It is FAST...specially in full manual mode :)
    I will provide pictures later today when i get home.

    Cheers!
     
  3. PilotHarry

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    No, the motors are too large to fit on a QAV 250, you can only fit 5" propellors on that frame, the batteries are WAY too big.

    BTW I have a bunch of parts for the QAV250 if you're interested... 2 batteries, a flight controller, a hard case, prop guards, etc.
     
  4. Waylander

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    Hi could you list the parts you have and what price you are asking for them.. :)
    Waylander
     
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    I just bought the Blade Mach 25 last week. For an out of the box flyer, it is very fast. Now to hone my FPV skills at high speed...
     
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    1) no
    2) yes
    3) batts no good
    4) no
    5) yes

    also need FPV head set to stand a chance. you need to look at the Youtube videos on this and see how fast these things fly and a standard DJI RC wont be good enough, also i see DJI have just released a range of ESC and motors specific to racing based on Takyon kit also a few photos of the up coming DJI racing drone.
     
  8. Waylander

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    Hi jearith

    Many thanks for your reply, I've moved on since I posted back in October 2015, I've also learned a lot about Drone racing since then, I sold the Phantom 2 and bought a Walkera F210 racer, like you say the difference in speed and manoeuvrability precludes the use of any a Phantom parts.
    Anyway thanks for responding
    Waylander