Introduction

This video shows how to replace a damaged central cross. Music is the only audio. The tools are not specified.

AR.Drone 2.0 spare parts and mounting tools are available from several Parrot retailers.

Video Overview

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  • Remove the foam body.

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Image 1/2: Remove the battery by releasing the battery retaining straps. Image 2/2: Remove the battery by releasing the battery retaining straps.
  • Disconnect the battery by pulling the two red wires apart.

  • Remove the battery by releasing the battery retaining straps.

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Image 1/2: The cover is held on by plastic tape. Peel off the tape and use a spudger to remove the back cover. Image 2/2: The cover is held on by plastic tape. Peel off the tape and use a spudger to remove the back cover.
  • Turn the drone upside down.

  • The cover is held on by plastic tape. Peel off the tape and use a spudger to remove the back cover.

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Image 1/3: Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body. Image 2/3: Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body. Image 3/3: Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body.
  • Using a spudger, separate the connector for the downward camera.

  • Remove the camera from the body by pulling it off the foam body.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to carefully remove the ribbon from the connector. Image 2/2: Use tweezers to carefully remove the ribbon from the connector.
  • Use a spudger to release the black retaining clip. Then disconnect the connector to the sensors.

  • Use tweezers to carefully remove the ribbon from the connector.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four 8mm philips head screws with a PH00 bit.
  • Remove the four 8mm torx screws with a T6 bit.

  • Remove the four 8mm philips head screws with a PH00 bit.

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  • Carefully pull the secondary board from the mainboard.

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Image 1/3: Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps. Image 2/3: Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps. Image 3/3: Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps.
  • Turn the drone right side up

  • Remove the USB connector from the battery retaining straps.

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  • Release the rubber clip holding the USB and battery power cable to the body.

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Image 1/2: Push the USB and power cable through the battery panel. Image 2/2: Push the USB and power cable through the battery panel.
  • Avoid using sharp tools near the battery.

  • Push the USB and power cable through the battery panel.

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Image 1/2: Use a spudger to release the connector and carefully remove the ribbon. Image 2/2: Use a spudger to release the connector and carefully remove the ribbon.
  • Turn the drone upside down again.

  • Use a spudger to release the connector and carefully remove the ribbon.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the first connector with the white wires using a nylon spudger. Image 2/2: Disconnect the second connector with the red and black wires using a spudger.
  • Lift the mainboard up so that you can access the back.

  • Disconnect the first connector with the white wires using a nylon spudger.

  • Disconnect the second connector with the red and black wires using a spudger.

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  • The mainboard is now fully detached and can be removed.

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  • Using a nylon spudger, peel off the four pieces of plastic securing the frame to the body.

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  • Carefully maneuver the four arms of the drone’s central cross until it detaches from the body by pulling apart the foam surrounding the arms.

between arm 1 and arm 2 there is a little triangle on the central cross, that should point to the front.

deebee122 - Reply

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  • The central cross can now be removed and replaced.

between arm 1 and arm 2 there is a little triangle on the central cross, that should point to the front.

deebee122 - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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If the crossbones are off just a bit would that effect the flight?

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