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Old 01-06-2016, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this possible? I have a perfect Phantom 1.1.1., love flying it, but for 6 mins with a GoPro isn't fun anymore.
I'm wondering if I can put the guts from this quad onto a 250 class, just as simple as it sounds. I'm willing to get smaller props (so they don't collide) and use the original landing gear along with the compass.
My wife got me a Mobius camera which is tons lighter than the GP, so,.......am I wasting time or could this turn out to be a longer flying time due to the lighter chassis?
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd can't see why not. You'd have a great little bird, although the Naza it uses isn't exactly race tuned. If you do it, you should create a thread for the project.

Edit to add one caveat, which is that with the smaller props, you may lose some thrust/watt efficiency as the motors might need to turn at a speed faster than what's most efficient for these motors.
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Hi Al, I'm almost afraid to start another multi rotor project (since my last one ), but I mainly want to fly around with my camera, no racing, just a reliable gps and rth. I could lengthen the arms to accommodate the original props, or purchase 250 class motors/props.
But once I begin flying this tiny rig, its going to be hard to see, which leads me towards fpv . This way I can fly it further away, but I'm on a budget.
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Hi Al, I'm almost afraid to start another multi rotor project (since my last one ), but I mainly want to fly around with my camera, no racing, just a reliable gps and rth. I could lengthen the arms to accommodate the original props, or purchase 250 class motors/props.
But once I begin flying this tiny rig, its going to be hard to see, which leads me towards fpv . This way I can fly it further away, but I'm on a budget.
Only problems I see. The motors might not turn the props fast enough to provide enough lift. The ESCs in the phantom are really long. Those motors are heavy. The Naza V2 (I believe that generation had the v2) doesnt really have the best throttle control for a small rig. Oh and youll have to do some serious tuning as best as you can. Many of the ones I see with the Naza cannot eliminate oscillations.
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Good points, thank you.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually you can go the opposite direction. Take the Phantom guts and put them on to a 450 Quad (i.e. 450 Flamewheel) you can use 10" props and larger batteries for longer flight times.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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a small quad will not work but a larger quad will work.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default yeah i agree on phantom 1

the are pokey on take off compared to a 250, i built a 250 just to say i did, but it was like flying a mosquito, very fast, and i did not use NAZA.....to big and heavy, just had CCD on it, it was stable but no gps,

but in naza software i saw my new software firmware has vertical gains, so you can speed up the motors for high speed, but yes motors are heavy ans esc are heavy, so it would probably be a 250 driving drunk on crack......LOL
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