20 April 2014
At last, we’ve officially outgrown the Phantom. Built a F330, went looking for a F450, no stock and got a F550 instead.
Plotting over the Phantom’s Naza M V2 only requires getting the LED module and PMU. We’ve already replaced the GPS and Compass all in one module since a few crashes ago. The LED is USD $15.80 and PMU is around USD $66.50 on Ebay.
Thus, from Phantom to Naza M V2, GPS/Compass was USD $159.00 adding the LED and PMU = USD $241.30
It’s roughly the same as getting the boxed unit of the Naza M V2 which is around USD $300.00
After building the F330, the F550 will be familiar. There are already a lot of build videos on YouTube so we’ll only be posting pics.
As we waited for the LED module, we had no way to configure the NazaMv2 for the F550 but we tried sticking it into the Naza M Lite we used for the F330 build and it works just as well.
We plotted over the landing gear for a foldable quad that we got as spare.