We broke the Xugong Pro V2

Update: 18 Dec 2015

The top and bottom plates from Red20RC are great! We order 2 sets, one with 2mm thickness and another with 1.5mm. The original ones are 1.5mm. Red20RC provides good quality carbon fiber.

Along with this build, there was a Hobbyking sale and the gimbal is frame were on offer. We got another set and love the gimbal.

ImmersionRC XuGong V2 Pro Quadcopter Kit With Integrated Printed Distribution Board 1   US$118.96 IN STOCK
Immersion RC XuGong V2 Pro 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal Upgrade 1   US$109.96 IN STOCK

Thus, born, the Twins!

 

Updated: 7 Aug 2015

So it’s been 4 months since we crashed the Xugong V2. Replacement parts are finnaly up at GetFPV and ReadymadeRC with real stock on hand but not the PDB or the carbon fiber frame. Frustrating…

Some replacement we got:

Yep, we broke even the round red “washer” installed on the folding arms.

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No more Red. Replacement parts for the longer screw is now black. We checked with some others on Instagram who just got their Xugong V2, out of the box, theirs are now black.

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Arm replacement and center spider assembly

We knocked this back but wasn’t as nice looking ever again, replacement arm.

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Frame Damages

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Finally some spares that we know will need.

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April 2015

We crashed while flying near the Cleantech Park. Warning, dont use the spring retainer for Xugong V1 on your Xugong V2. The arm will sweep back if there’s wind.

We broke the same PDB at the exact same location.

 

 

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Even with the retainers installed, the whole PDB got ripped out and the Video TX port was broken off.

Our first stop was ReadyMadeRC who got back to us really quickly, they however, understandably couldn’t offer repairs.

Then we went around and checked out Digikey, there’s so many components, it gave us a headache.

Then we wrote to ImmersionRC who got back to us quickly to get this replaced at a fee, since many retailers have yet to have the parts, we hope not to disclose the prices. Do wait for your favourite retailers to have the replacement parts.

We’re pretty sure it’s a simple repair but looks like the “legs” are broken off from the whole circuit board that’s the whole integrated PCB, video switcher, ezOSD all built into it. The board still beeps when it’s powered up meaning it’s sure to be working fine. So we took the road less traveled AFTER paying and getting the replacement PDB from ImmersionRC.