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Vision Lower Shell / Battery Size 4000mAh

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by RiNkY, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. RiNkY

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    So - in the Video floating around on Youtube where Colin demos the Vision, I caught him saying that the Vision will support a 4000mAh battery and you can see when he inserts the Phantom 2200 mAh battery that the battery door is much bigger than the stock battery he is inserting.

    With this in mind - I wonder if they will offer Gen 1 Phantom owners the ability to purchase the lower half of the Vision shell, so we can then run the same larger batteries!

    Video Linky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rht-QarvEM4
     
  2. Gizmo3000

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    Plus that shell has an external USB port!

    It would definitely benefit owners if they could upgrade.
    and makes sense that there should be a more robust Phantom for the Zenmuse owners who need all the juice they can.
    But who know what's going on at DJI, they have a mind of their own.
     
  3. Branko

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    Keep in mind more weight, more battery consumption.
     
  4. martcerv

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    A battery like this would be ideal I think with different plugs if it fit inside at 4500mah and only 278g so double capacity for 100g more then stock 2200mah battery. Stick some 9050x3 props on it and it should easily lift the weight and give good flight times compared to a stock phantom and battery.

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... duct=42820
     
  5. miskatonic

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    I have been flying my Phantom for a couple of weeks now and in all honesty I love it. I took my Phantom apart and have been messing around with some modifications. This is my very first RC and it is a lot of fun but I have come to realize that the Phantom will never do what I want it to do given it's size and capacity. With that being said, there is a point to where the "upgrades" are better placed into a Flamewheel. The stock phantom shell runs around $40-$70 on various web sites. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trk...ell&_nkw=dji+phantom+shell&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    If you are going to spend that kind of time and money to replace the shell you might as well upgrade the whole thing to an quad or hex flamewheel. Doing so will keep the same internals but make upgrading and modifications much easier.
     
  6. ElGuano

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    4400mah (two DJI 2200s) in the standard Phantom shell. PLUS, plug-in USB port on the side!
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    No power switch like the Vision though...yet.

    Seriously though, I have no idea how they're claiming 20-25min flight times with just a 4000mah battery and 9" props. There's gotta be more changes under the hood than they've talked about.
     
  7. miskatonic

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    Probably more efficient motors as well as a bigger battery.
     
  8. ElGuano

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    Well, we're hearing the motors are the same, the props are 9" and the production battery is going to be 5200mAH, which is definitely a bit more than the 4400mah prototype. We know the Phantom can lift 3 stock batteries on 8" props, so that probably explains it right there.