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Rebuild Advice - P3P

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by windexh8er, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. windexh8er

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    Welp... After a hundred or so flights with the P3P I made a mistake today. Thought my height was, well, higher than it was when watching the map view on a slow flyover trying to get a specific shot. 110% my fault, but since I've not crashed and had to rebuild any of my prior craft I'm curious what I should do.

    Amazingly the entire camera housing looks to be unscathed. I'm not sure how, but I guess I got a couple lucky bounces off the body. I've removed the camera and inspected it pretty close (no binding, all ribbon cables intact, etc). Now I have no idea if it actually still works but I'm going to go on the assumption that it does for now... My question is - where to go from here? Since mine was an original P3P (motors / body) I'm going to assume structural integrity is no longer worth the risk. Do I buy a new shell, transplant and move on? Or is there a better route to take here by piecing this one out and just buying a new P3P without controller (is that even possible)?

    Everything but the props and housing look reusable. Motors look to be clean, the Vision sensor has a slight scuff on it but other than that the sensors themselves look to have been free of any debris.

    TIA!
     
  2. FotoGeek

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    #2 FotoGeek, Dec 24, 2015
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  4. Meta4

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    Swapping the shell is pretty easy (except for the clip locks and fitting the compass cable behind the antenna).
    There are a few good youtube videos to follow.
    If it's just bent, you should be able to test with no props to confirm everything works.