Introduction

Replacing the top case on your DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone requires removing all four propellors and threading the magnetometer cable through a small hole in the lower case. You may also need to transfer the GPS board to the replacement top case.

Note: the drone used in this guide probably looks different from yours! It's just a custom paint job, otherwise it's completely stock.

Pinch the top and bottom tabs of the battery case, pull the battery straight out to remove it. The metal connectors form a stiff mechanical connection with the battery, you will need quite a bit of force to remove the battery. Hold the Phantom Vision+ with one hand and remove the battery with the other. The metal connectors form a stiff mechanical connection with the battery, you will need quite a bit of force to remove the battery. Hold the Phantom Vision+ with one hand and remove the battery with the other.
  • Pinch the top and bottom tabs of the battery case, pull the battery straight out to remove it.

  • The metal connectors form a stiff mechanical connection with the battery, you will need quite a bit of force to remove the battery. Hold the Phantom Vision+ with one hand and remove the battery with the other.

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Determine if the propellor is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotating.
  • Determine if the propellor is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotating.

  • Each arm is labeled with a rotation icon that shows the direction of propellor rotation.

  • If this icon is missing or you can't read it, you can determine the direction of rotation by examining the propellor.

    • A clockwise rotating propellor pushes air down while rotating clockwise, and the opposite is true for a counter-clockwise rotating propellor, and the propellor blade slopes up in the direction of rotation.

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Loosen a clockwise rotating propeller by holding the motor with one hand and spinning the propellor clockwise. Remove the propellor. Remove the propellor.
  • Loosen a clockwise rotating propeller by holding the motor with one hand and spinning the propellor clockwise.

  • Remove the propellor.

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Loosen a counter-clockwise rotating propeller by holding the motor with one hand and spinning the propellor counter-clockwise. Remove the propellor. Remove the propellor.
  • Loosen a counter-clockwise rotating propeller by holding the motor with one hand and spinning the propellor counter-clockwise.

  • Remove the propellor.

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Remove the following screws from the underside of the Phantom: Twelve 2.0 mm hex bolts
  • Remove the following screws from the underside of the Phantom:

    • Twelve 2.0 mm hex bolts

    • Four Phillips #00 screws

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Gently lift up the top shell case. Do not attempt to fully remove the top shell. The GPS cable is still attached to the mainboard, avoid lifting the case too high or you may damage this connection.
  • Gently lift up the top shell case.

  • Do not attempt to fully remove the top shell. The GPS cable is still attached to the mainboard, avoid lifting the case too high or you may damage this connection.

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The GPS cable molex connector is located on the backside of the mainboard, near the battery opening. Pull the GPS connector straight up out of its socket. Lift the top shell case up and remove it from the body of the Phantom.
  • The GPS cable molex connector is located on the backside of the mainboard, near the battery opening.

  • Pull the GPS connector straight up out of its socket.

  • Lift the top shell case up and remove it from the body of the Phantom.

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Conclusion

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

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This guild will also largely work for the Phantom 3 (Adv./Pro) with the difference being that the phillips-head screws are T7s in the P3, and the 2mm Allen/Hex bolts are T8s.

anonymous 4102 - Reply

Does anyone know what the size and thread pitch for the “2.0 mm hex bolts” are? I lost the screws and need a replacement.

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