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Repair after crash and upgrade possibilities...

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Hello everyone, Greetings from Switzerland!

Last month I purchased a "like new, only flown twice" P2V with a nice case, a second RE500 range extender(why?) and a bunch of props. Great deal. Probably not.
  • Both batteries were swollen -> Bought two new aftermarket batteries.
  • Egg camera showed telemetry but no FPV -> Tried to repair the camera encoder board, fried the board in the process, bought a parts camera on ebay, managed to get the stupid thing working. Big Thanks to this forum members' hard research and FlyMyMavic's video and tools!
  • GPS had a hard time locking any satellite at all in my garden (surrounded by buildings and trees)-> Did the foil shielding mod and replaced the antenna with the Taoglas 4mm one. Still not perfect but very good in open areas.
I flown twice in open areas with great success. Except for the FPV range, which is very limiting, like 50-60m only. Yesterday I showed it to my Father, we flew in the garden in ATTI mode(only 4 sats available), then I lost the FPV with the drone above my house. Mistook sticks, drone hit the roof and fell from like 20-30m. Props are shot and one motor is bad (turning hard).
So I have a few questions:
  1. I need a motor, can i just replace the broken one or do they need to replaced in pair?
  2. Is it worth it to upgrade to new 2312 motors and V3 ISCs?
  3. What are the recommended ways to increase the FPV range? Lots of related threads are getting old and may be outdated by now...
Have a nice day!
 

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Last one I rebuilt I used the 2312 motors and ESC’s and yes I liked it more. The re500 extender is for a P2V+ but works on the P2V
and has more range . I also added a itelite panel and that really gave me more distance . Also had a RPG gimbal which I don’t know
if you even can get them anymore. It’s all in this section if you look back far enough. Quit messing with them when the camera issues
started up.
Welcome to the forum.👍
 
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Thanks for the reply ! Finally, I investigated if the axle was bent or what and found a C-clip stuck to the rotor's magnet, no wonder something was rubbing. I also found the brass washer so I could put the motor back together. They all turn fine (at home without props) so neither coils or ISC are busted, I was lucky on this one! Just one of the top cover threaded inserts was busted.

Test flight tomorrow if possible.

Effectively, ITELITE panels look to have good press. I could try it with one of my RE500 and get a RE700 if not enough.

I even found footage of the crash in the SD card lol
 
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Thanks for the reply ! Finally, I investigated if the axle was bent or what and found a C-clip stuck to the rotor's magnet, no wonder something was rubbing. I also found the brass washer so I could put the motor back together. They all turn fine (at home without props) so neither coils or ISC are busted, I was lucky on this one! Just one of the top cover threaded inserts was busted.

Test flight tomorrow if possible.

Effectively, ITELITE panels look to have good press. I could try it with one of my RE500 and get a RE700 if not enough.

I even found footage of the crash in the SD card lol
Great and has been so long on the RE500 I had forgot it was the 700 on the +.
Yes the itelite was as far as I am concerned the best one we were trying but you do have to stay aimed dead on to max it out.Liked em so much I had 3 on birds.:)
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The re500 extender is for a P2V+ but works on the P2V
cmon mate you have been around long enough to know the RE500 is for the vision, and the RE700 is for the vision plus
 
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cmon mate you have been around long enough to know the RE500 is for the vision, and the RE700 is for the vision plus
Lol yeah but moved on when the Mavics came along. We used
to experiment a lot and learned alot when they were all we had.
I look back at our old threads when I have time and remember those days 😀
 
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