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External Wheel Antenna Mod - Installation Procedures

An External Antenna on the drone will drastically increase the RF performance and range.

    Each of the following are a PDF document:   

  1. Main Board External Antenna Mod Procedure    (solder connector onto your AR Drone Main Board)
  2. Wheel Antenna Mast Mount Procedure     (attaching the antenna on your AR Drone)


To purchase a Wheel Antenna Mod Kit, goto: shop.DroneMod.com
       DroneMod.com can also solder the connector onto your Main Board for you.

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Remove Main Board

YouTube How-To: AR Drone 2 - Main & Navigation Board replacement

Use a hair dryer to heat the perimeter of the bottom cover. This will soften the adhesive. Start peeling the bottom cover away at the downward looking camera end.

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Replace stock bushings with bearings

Replacing the stock bushings with bearings will make for better video (less jello-looking affect) and also reduce the number of bent shafts after a crash

Recommend using Boca Bearings:    Size: 2 x 5 x 2.3     Part Number: #99MR682-ZZ-X10

     Note: Boca Bearings also sells AR Drone Prop Shafts that better-fit the bearings.

YouTube How-To: Install Bearings
 
DroneMod.com is a Boca Bearings Dealer and available as a value-added/convenience item on the shop.DroneMod.com website.

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Bent Shaft, Broken Propeller, & Gear Replacement

This is the most common repair. ALWAYS keep on hand spare gears, shafts, and props. 

YouTube How-To: Propeller & Gear Replacement

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Balanced Props

Balancing the propellers will make for better video (less jello-looking affect) and give better flight performance. 

    Note:  Very much worth doing !

YouTube How-To:  Balanced Props

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Straightening the Props

Straightening the propellers can increase in flight performance if they have been noticeably warped.

    Note: This procedure is not needed that often. So don't be so hasty.

YouTube How-To: Straightening the Props

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Replace Central Cross

If you fly long enough or daringly, you will eventually break a Central Cross

YouTube How-To: Replace Central Cross

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Replace Motor Assembly

Sometimes Motor Assemblies break. Could be a crash or over heating event

YouTube How-To: Replace Motor