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Reuse Phantom 3 electronics

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by elsparko, May 18, 2016.

  1. elsparko

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    have a damaged phantom 3 at home, electronics are all fine as are motors, except for camera and gimbal are totally destroyed. got a new p3a so i was hoping to make use of the whats left working of the old unit. has anyone moved the internals of a p3 to a custom/3d printed drone frame? and if so, could you point me in the right direction of the frame as i have access to print one myself?

    thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. WetDog

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    You can buy the camera / gimbal from a number of places. Unless you're really hankering to do a DIY, that's probably the way to go. Or troll around eBay and look for a P3 with a trashed motor / mainboard and swap the camera. Or just mod it to fly and use it as a practice drone.

    If you try to put the motors and electronics on a new frame you are going to have to deal with adjusting the flight controller logic for different flying characteristics. I'm not sure that it's even possible.
     
  3. elsparko

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    Hey, thanks for the reply and sorry it took me so long to get back to you! yeah, i was thinking it was going to be a bit of a big job alright! best to not tinker around with stuff i don't understand.
     
  4. syotr

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    Sell the parts on Ebay.
     
  5. elsparko

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    yeah was thinking that, but would feel too responsible if something went wrong with the unit after sale
     
  6. syotr

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    As long as you advise the buyer that the parts were removed from a crashed Phantom, you should have no problem. I am sure there are many people looking for used parts, especially the main board which is very expensive.
     
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    I would nail it all to a tea-tray or similar and have some fun with your 'special'!


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