Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Stage 3

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Mods' started by nelly, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    Finished the install and flew out to 9000' yesterday.(max i had set in vision assist) Very comfortable with the distance and could have gone further. been testing in increments. BTW, the is with preview at its best res. never lost video or tx. Time to go for 10,000' :D
     
  2. Gonefishing51077

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2014
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    3
    Are You using a booster or amp or is this just the straigt stage 3 from FPVLR?
     
  3. Roseto75

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow... 10k with 640x480 and 30fps or 15fps?
    gotta send fpvlr a message see if they want to sponsor my install a bit
     
  4. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    No booster, straight stage 3. I flew yesterday to 9600 before I lost control. I lost control before video
     
  5. Gonefishing51077

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2014
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    3
    Was it very hard for you to install stage 3??
     
  6. RudydG

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2014
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have stage 3 on order, hoping it arrives in a couple of days.
    The modification for stage 2 i already did, just be very very carefull with removing of the small connector of the board (removing the glue, silicone or whatever it is)
    Stage 3 has 2 extra of these connectors on the bird, so take your time....
    But the reward....... ;-) ;-) ;-)
     
  7. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    No problem at all, as stated, be very careful with the black goo of death.
     
  8. max

    max

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    6
    Wow, jealous. I just did stage 3 and it seems I am getting slightly less distance than with stage 2! (however same coverage irrespective of bird orientation, which I guess is the main point of stage 3). I hit 7k with stage 2 and I haven't gotten past 5500 with stage 3 yet.
     
  9. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    I spoke too soon, I'm having a few problems myself. Fly one day to 9600 and the next I can't get past 1500. Really frustrated.
     
  10. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    Flew yesterday and lost control at 1540 on multiple runs
     
  11. max

    max

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    6
    Losing control or video? Did you glue the control pigtails connectors onto the board to secure them? (i didn't)
    Did you check the antennas that they haven't loosened? I was considering putting some loctite blue on them
     
  12. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    I have done everything. I've had my stage 3 for 3months, no problems till now. I've been in contact with tony and still no solution
     
  13. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    Control
     
  14. max

    max

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hmmm. Good luck to you! Please post back if you find the problem
     
  15. max

    max

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    6
    Sorry, but if you finished the install at the beginning of December how have you flown for 3 months?
     
  16. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    I have had the quad for 3 months.
     
  17. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    I actually bought the stage 3 the same time I purchased the phantom. Didn't install until first of December. Sorry for the confusion, should have worded different.
     
  18. max

    max

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ahh gotcha. If you have it handy I'd love to see how you mounted the antennas to get to 9000 ft. Pics of the Tx too if you have em. If not no worries
     
  19. nelly

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clarksville Tn
    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=30739&start=20

    Posted some last night. not very good to show the antennas
     
  20. max

    max

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    6
    Thanks. Nice paint job. I have the older unattached stage 2 antennas. The control looks like it has one less turn, not sure about the video.
     

    Attached Files: