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Ver.1.1.1 Considerations before undertaking mods. Request info and suggestions.

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by JuanG, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. JuanG

    Jan 20, 2016
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    Dear All!
    I've had three excellent flight sessions with my mint Phantom V.1.1.1 with the fake SJ4000 SportsCam without a gimble and using DJI camera mount only).
    Total weight now is 945 grams with one (1) Black Magic LiPO 25C-2700mAh on board. (Using only one at a time)
    Flight duration 16.5 minutes before before first red led blink, with engines running cool. (Tested three (3) different Black Magic LiPO 25C-2700mAh). They just fit inside the standard battery door.
    I think I have 9450 new propellers. Any difference with with "Thrust Boosted" 9450 props?
    Before I start adding weight, I would like to better understand what would happen to my flight time:
    1. With the current battery setup;
    2. If I increase the takeoff weight to 1200 grams, the maximum takeoff load.
    Options that I am considering:
    A. Gimbal
    B. Video streaming (I have questions about WIFI range).
    C. Telemetry streaming.
    Thank you,
  2. Ti22

    May 13, 2015
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    San Diego
    What are your goals? Do you want smooth, stable “establishing shot” video or just wish to grab some stills and/or fly along FPV? If the former (steady video) you need a 2 axis motorized gimbal.

    Be aware, you should not use wifi video streaming with P1’s or 2.4Ghz flight radios. FC40 has a good reputation using wifi streaming cameras because it’s flight radio operates 5.8Ghz.

    I dunno my exact weight but my P1 carries Hero2, eBay Gimbal, 5.8Ghz VTX, dual 2200mAh battery packs. I generally use the 9443 P2 vision props lifting that payload. 12-14 min no worry flight times.

    Sorry, no Telemetry experience.
  3. gianni_BT

    Jun 24, 2015
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    I have the P1.1.1 with 9043 propellers, low voltage monitor, 2 axis gimbal (the cheap but heavy Goodluckbuy with 8 bit controller) and the fake SJ4000 Camera: total weight about 1120 grams.
    Using the BlackMagic 2700 my flight time is around 14 / 14.5 min (depending on the flight mode):with the Blackmagic 3000mah I have about 30 sec. more.
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