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Billy Banana 4
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I need to purchase a few parts for my P3S where should I go?
THANKS
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timbo
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You can find most parts on ebay, people buy new drones just to part them out on ebay.
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timbo Posted at 2017-2-3 09:30
You can find most parts on ebay, people buy new drones just to part them out on ebay.

ok thank you
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What exactly are you interested in acquiring for your Phantom?


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-3 10:10
What exactly are you interested in acquiring for your Phantom?

I need to replace a few parts that were damaged in my crash, gimbal mounting plate, blades, onboard wifi antenna
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Billy Banana 4 Posted at 2017-2-3 10:23
I need to replace a few parts that were damaged in my crash, gimbal mounting plate, blades, onboard wifi antenna

Wow, you are a brave soul to take on the repairs yourself.

I hope that all parts and pieces are available for your purchase.

Good hunting. ;-)


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Its not as hard as everyone makes it out to be, I flew quad copters for a few years and I was always doing repairs on them. The hardest part to repair on the p3 is replacing the gimbal cable.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-3 10:33
Wow, you are a brave soul to take on the repairs yourself.

I hope that all parts and pieces are available for your purchase.

am I brave or CHEAP! LOL, I was somehow able to actually re-solder the link button to the mother board today. The antenna is just a wire that plugs into the gimbal. I like fixing stuff myself. You just need to mark everything and take pics along the way in case you forget where something goes. I figure once something is broken if I cant use it, I may as well try to fix it. It usually pays off!Here you can see where I soldered the link button back on to the mother board

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Billy Banana 4 Posted at 2017-2-3 14:16
am I brave or CHEAP! LOL, I was somehow able to actually re-solder the link button to the mother board today. The antenna is just a wire that plugs into the gimbal. I like fixing stuff myself. You just need to mark everything and take pics along the way in case you forget where something goes. I figure once something is broken if I cant use it, I may as well try to fix it. It usually pays off!Here you can see where I soldered the link button back on to the mother board

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Glad you fixed it, yourself. So everything is working well, just as it was before? That's good news.
Congrats on saving yourself some money and down time. ;-)


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thanks I still need the antenna but after that it should be good to go!
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Billy Banana 4 Posted at 2017-2-3 19:25
thanks I still need the antenna but after that it should be good to go!

I hope that you can find that missing part, and be back to safe and happy flying very soon.  Best wishes.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-3 19:30
I hope that you can find that missing part, and be back to safe and happy flying very soon.  Best wishes.

thanks bud
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You are doing great so far. Finding that last, lost piece off the puzzle shouldn't' be all that difficult.
I hope you can discover a source and have it replaced very soon. That would be awesome, getting you back in the air, and smiling again. ;-)
Too bad, eBay doesn't have a request page. Perhaps go on RCgroups and look through the want ads.
There are guys who buy several models just to part them out... As stated above.

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did you get it fixed yet?
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yes, seems like it is good to go. the new blades I got were totally lame so i sent them back and new ones will be here in a couple of days. hopefully the weather will be nice enough to fly
thanks!
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Just took the ole girl for a test flight. All seems good!
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-4 10:59
You are doing great so far. Finding that last, lost piece off the puzzle shouldn't' be all that difficult.
I hope you can discover a source and have it replaced very soon. That would be awesome, getting you back in the air, and smiling again. ;-)
Too bad, eBay doesn't have a request page. Perhaps go on RCgroups and look through the want ads.

Most parts are available on Amazon.  That's where I get my parts.
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fanse75cd771 Posted at 2017-2-14 16:08
Most parts are available on Amazon.  That's where I get my parts.

"Break" it down, to build it back up... ;-)

I enjoy reading about these self help stories and successful accomplishments.

Good stuff.

Happy it has been an enjoyable experience, repairing her, after giving the bird a hard landing. ;-)


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-14 16:20
"Break" it down, to build it back up... ;-)

I enjoy reading about these self help stories and successful accomplishments.

sucks I screwed up and hit the water tower but at least I got the video footage from the flight. They took the tower down last week. I was hoping to drone the demolition but I missed it
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Yes, please read the whole post.  ;-)

It's already been tested & up flying again.. Haha



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Here is the video of the crash that Luis J. helped me fix and view with his FIX-DJI video repair app
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Billy Banana 4 Posted at 2017-2-14 16:29
sucks I screwed up and hit the water tower but at least I got the video footage from the flight. They took the tower down last week. I was hoping to drone the demolition but I missed it  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns1ZbINzLvk

Hahaha, hey that was great.  ;-)


I was actually hoping to see the pickup truck get pancaked. Chuckles

Do you have any rust stains on the Phantom, for rememberance?  Grin


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-2-14 16:33
Hahaha, hey that was great.  ;-)

no rust stains and I cleaned her up nicely so I can forget about that unsavory chapter in my drone's life
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Billy Banana 4 Posted at 2017-2-15 04:55
no rust stains and I cleaned her up nicely so I can forget about that unsavory chapter in my drone's life

I just found this video online of the demolition (MUCH BETTER) that truck was no where near the tower... funny what the camera's perspective can do
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Billy Banana 4 Posted at 2017-2-15 05:02
I just found this video online of the demolition (MUCH BETTER) that truck was no where near the tower... funny what the camera's perspective can do

Yes, perspective from the other viewpoint was deceiving. Thanks for sharing this video. It's awesome seeing how structures and other large architecture have been destroyed for the advancing times ahead.
I've watched many videos of demolition, from hotels in Las Vegas brought down, to old gone sports stadiums imploded. Having several uncles who were long ago in the coal mining industry, I'm no stranger to dynamite and its destructive powers.

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At least you ain't going to fly into the tower again Great video footage, thanks.
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yes, cool vid 4 sure, glad you guys liked it
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Talking about repairs quick question, a friend of mine crashed his P3S and I ended up replacing the tilt arm and the gimbal flex cable (this one was a pain) now that is all put together I get the "controller connected, please connect the aircraft" message, tried pairing up the controller to the quad without success.  Any ideas? I can control the camera with the controller but no video feed.
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did you try linking up the two by pushing the link button on the bottom of the drone?
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