Phantom 2 Vision Plus Installation with CAN-BUS Adapter

1. What You Need

To get started you will need your Phantom 2 Vision Plus quadcopter, your Flytrex Live 3G and the Flytrex P2V/+ CAN-BUS Adapter. When ordering Flytrex Live you will be asked which cable type you wish to include with your order, make sure to select the Flytrex P2V/+ CAN-BUS Adapter, this is a special CAN-BUS Adapter model designed especially for installation with the Phantom 2 Vision and the Phantom 2 Vision Plus.

When installing the Live 3G using this CAN-BUS Adapater installation is 100% plug-and-play, no soldering is required through this manual. Before starting the installation, make sure to register your Live 3G with your Flytrex account since you might have limited access to your Live ID sticker that is placed at the bottom of your Live 3G after installation.

2. Open Your Phantom

Carefully open your Phantom 2 Vision Plus shell. Pay special attention to the GPS cable that is connected between the top shell and the main board and disconnect it carefully from the main board when opening the top shell. Opening the Phantom is beyond the scope of this manual but you can find plenty of online manuals showing how to open it up. For the purpose of this guide you do not need to remove the landing arms nor the Phantom 2 Vision plus gimbal.

3. Connect CAN-BUS Adapter to Main Board

Connect the Flytrex CAN-BUS Adapter to the Phantom 2 Vision Plus main board CAN-BUS socket. You will find the free CAN-BUS socket on the main board as seen in the picture below.

4. Connect CAN-BUS Flytrex Live Installation Wire

Your CAN-BUS Adapter package also includes one black colored cable. This cable is used to connect between the CAN-BUS Adapter and your Flytrex Live 3G.

Route one side of the cable through one of the leg built-in holes from the outer side to the inner side of the Phantom shell and connect it to the side socket on the CAN-BUS Adapter. Once done, you should have one side of this cable routed to the outer side of the shell and the other side connected to the CAN-BUS Adapter. That's all the connections we'll need inside the Phantom and you can carefully close back the Phantom shell.

5. Remove Flytrex Live Power Wires

When connecting the Flytrex Live using the CAN-BUS Adapter the power wires (red and black wires coming out of the Flytrex Live 3G) are redundant. As seen in the picture below, we have cut the two wires off completely. If you believe you might install the Live 3G without the CAN-BUS Adapter in the future we recommend that you keep the wires but secure them in place using a tape.

Whether you cut them or secure them aside using a tape, make sure the red and black wire ends do not touch each other to prevent them from shorting the Live. This can be done easily by placing individual piece of tape on each of their ends to prevent them from short. Cutting the wires completely prevents them from moving completely and guarantees that the wires won't touch other. We then added tape on the wires we cut to prevent dirt and dust from entering.

6. Connect and Mount Flytrex Live 3G

Connect the Flytrex Live 3G system to the black wire we routed to the outside of the shell earlier to it's matching socket (there is only one matching socket like this). Mount Flytrex Live 3G using the four 3M double sided adhesive mounting pads included with the Flytrex Live package.

7. All Set

That's it! Before taking off for the first time, power your Phantom and see that the Live LED turns flashing green after initialization. This indicates the real-time flight data is now streamed automatically to your Flytrex account.