phantom 4 pro - phantom 4 pro V 2 repair advice

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Hi, I am writing here hoping that someone who has experience repairing phantom drones could give me an advice:

I had crashed a phantom 4 pro drone and it is quite damaged:

- one of the drone arm bent so at least the upper shell should be replaced
- both skid landing suports are broken and dettatched from the drone so new replacement for the landing suport is necesary
- camera rippen of and dettatched from the drone so yaw arm replacement and wire replacement necesary
- one of the proppeller motors is stuck (cannot be freely spin by hand more than 1 or 2 degree angle) so new motor for replacemet needed

In order to save the situation, I found on sale another damaged drone this time a phantom 4 pro V2 drone wich has no camera (was rippen of during the impact with a building and coudn`t be found). This drone has the landing suports in good shape, the shell is not bent, and look as a good one to put the camera from my phantom 4 pro drone and to have a good functioning drone.

The only concern with the phantom 4 pro V2 drone is that at start it shows ESC error instead GPS signal ok
Also, when you try to start it, only 2 of the 4 motors spin and on the display shows the error: " Takeoff error. Check the motors and propellers"
You can see a videoclip with tis phantom 4 pro V 2 here:

Can I take parts from my phantom 4 pro and replace on phantom 4 pro V2 to make a good fliyng drone ? I mean propeller motors, the camera. Are these spares compatible between these 2 drones ? (I know that the remote controls are not interchangable, but this is not an isue as the seller stil has the remote controll)

I attached photos with my phantom 4 pro damaged drone

Thank you in advance for your answers.
 

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There are parts of these two ac that are interchangeable. Based on your descriptions, repair may not be worth your time. The V2, if it truly is a V2, sounds like a good candidate for a wall hanger. Based on your pictures, even your P4P would be questionable for repair. The damaged pieces can be replaced, but still a lot of hardware inside that may be damaged also. Hope you get it solved!
 
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don't know if you want to spend it, but I've had a few major crashes over the years, and I always send mine to Camrise (Formerly STC Electronics) in NYC.
They have always done a great job for me. I pay for it, but $700 beats $1500 for a new one every day. And that's about a $700 repair there - unless you have a working camera & gimbal there to give them. Might take some off.

my last crash I was flying inside a church (they asked me...) and was doing just fine, getting some real nice video clips. But I forgot to put it in Tripod mode and was doing a dolly shot from the front to the back - and didn't stop in time & hit the stone wall, and fell 12-15' to the very hard marble floor.
Still hurts to think about it.
Anyway, they fixed it. New shell, new camera & gimbal, legs, few other items. But I got my drone back - not a refurb off the shelf with someone else's problems.
That was Sept. 2019.
This is from this morning. Still kicking....

Now its possible that with the spare parts from the 2 drones you have, it could save you some of that. Don't know. But I bet they would work with you. With a try.
 

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What did you do? (Reply removed by moderator)
When I started flying in 2014, I talked to a local guy who did Real Estate work, DSLR and Drone. And his stuff is excellent. In high demand with high end realtors. And a very careful guy.
He told me at the time "If you fly , eventually you will crash. Count on it"

And he was right. I am pretty careful. I don't hot dog. Don't speed race.
Don't try to go miles away. I do my art, do my jobs. Try not to have my drone hurt anyone. I treat my drone like my other equipment - its a $1500 camera, that flys. And could do a lot of damage if Im not careful.
But if you fly enough, eventually you WILL crash. Your fault or not.

And its really a drag to hear you say such mean petty crap to someone who's just had an accident.
Says more about you than him.....
 
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My only excuse for this accident is that I am a beginner with drones, so no much experience in the field.
Also a big mistake was that after a few flights on flat terain, I gain so much confidence that I swithced to sport mode and this was fatal on slopy terain where the accident happend.

jephoto, thank you for your advice with the Camrise service, but this would very expensive for me as I am located in Europe. No to many DJI services here unfortunately, only local geeks who are fond in electronics repair these drones.
 
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Ah. Good luck with that. Sorry about your mishap. Beginners aren’t the only ones who crash...
But, sport mode does take some experience.
 

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I have been at this for a few years now. I get lots of crashed drones for repair. It just happens and sometimes there is a reason and sometimes shite happens.
If I had the p4p v2 in front of me I would open it up and check the thin ribbon cables on the side where the 2 motors show esc errors. 2 and 4 or 1 and 3. You can buy a cable kit for very little money. If they are ok check the leads to the motors. That is a very nice drone. well worth repairing if it is just motors or the cables. I have seen a lot of ripped ribbon cables after a crash. I assume it also needs a shell. If you try to replace it yourself, DO NOT Cut and splice the motor leads. You have to un solder them from the esc boards. You will need a good soldering station and not a cheap soldering gun. If you like I can advise you as you work on it. I am just sitting here with nothing else to do.
 
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Hi, I am writing here hoping that someone who has experience repairing phantom drones could give me an advice:

I had crashed a phantom 4 pro drone and it is quite damaged:

- one of the drone arm bent so at least the upper shell should be replaced
- both skid landing suports are broken and dettatched from the drone so new replacement for the landing suport is necesary
- camera rippen of and dettatched from the drone so yaw arm replacement and wire replacement necesary
- one of the proppeller motors is stuck (cannot be freely spin by hand more than 1 or 2 degree angle) so new motor for replacemet needed

In order to save the situation, I found on sale another damaged drone this time a phantom 4 pro V2 drone wich has no camera (was rippen of during the impact with a building and coudn`t be found). This drone has the landing suports in good shape, the shell is not bent, and look as a good one to put the camera from my phantom 4 pro drone and to have a good functioning drone.

The only concern with the phantom 4 pro V2 drone is that at start it shows ESC error instead GPS signal ok
Also, when you try to start it, only 2 of the 4 motors spin and on the display shows the error: " Takeoff error. Check the motors and propellers"
You can see a videoclip with tis phantom 4 pro V 2 here:

Can I take parts from my phantom 4 pro and replace on phantom 4 pro V2 to make a good fliyng drone ? I mean propeller motors, the camera. Are these spares compatible between these 2 drones ? (I know that the remote controls are not interchangable, but this is not an isue as the seller stil has the remote controll)

I attached photos with my phantom 4 pro damaged drone

Thank you in advance for your answers.
If you haven't resolved your issues yet, hit up "DroneTed"...very reliable and trustworthy. He fixed my gimbal assembly.
 

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I watched the video and I suspect the small ribbon cable on the side where the motors don't work, are ripped. They are very thin. A cable kit is very cheap.You have to open it up to check all the cables.
 

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