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Tidy up your fruit

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Flying High, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Flying High

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    Hi everyone, being someone who doesn't like having the fruit lashed on and hanging everywhere on my RC/RPA gear I thought I might share this with you.
    I bought a P2 H3-3D a while ago plus mini iosd, Immersion tx/rx, DJI Groundstation, screen etc, so the full fpv gear.
    After sitting around trying to figure out where I was going to put it all I
    watched a video on youtube where a guy loads as much as possible into the P2 casing.
    After that I was off and running and after much fiddling around and rerouting wires it was done with the video tx stuck underneath.
    OK first problem I found was the tx kept dropping off when it got warm which was a bit annoying.
    Then after a visit to the shop where I bought it due to gimbal problems the guy who builds all sorts of RPA's said putting the so close to the Flight Controller was a bad idea in case it interferes with it.
    I took it on board and being a newbie decided to remove everything and start again, I ended up buying a small plastic box from my local electronics supplier and managed to fit the RX inside with a small hole drilled to push the antenna connection through, mini iosd, hub connector all inside with the associated wiring, the flat cable to the gimbal was just long enough, I put a hole for all the wires in the base and stuck it on using some small square sticky pads double up to give enough space.
    Extra weight was minimal and I still get 17 minutes flight time, and I have had no issues with the tx overheating.
     

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  2. EMCSQUAR

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    The box is a nice idea but you might want to consider the following. (I've re arranged the internals on a couple of mine many times)

    I've found you can tuck the IOSD mine vertically in front of battery. If you encase the Tx you should cut vent holes as Tx needs air flowing to help cool it for longevity.
     
  3. Flying High

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    I was thinking about some small holes to aid airflow but after taking a look at it it seems ok, I have flown with 3 batteries back to back a few times and no issue so far.
    I might still do it though just in case.
     
  4. Flying High

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    As you can see the only thing I couldn't fit in was the ground station box.... which I stuck on the side and taped the antennas