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External 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
  2.    Old Method - Main Board External Antenna Mod Procedure
  3. Now comes preinstalled - Wheel Antenna PCB MMCX Connector Installation Procedure
  4. Antenna Mount Procedure (Mast or Bottom Mount)


To purchase an External Antenna Mod Kit, goto: shop.DroneMod.com

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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

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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Broken Propeller & Gear Replacement

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

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

YouTube How-To:  Balanced Props


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Straightening the Props

Straightening the propellers will make for a noticeable increase in flight performance

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 Assembles break. Could be a crash or over heating event

YouTube How-To: Replace Motor