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Make Your Phantom 3 Into A Mavic-like Drone With This Conversion Kit

DJI’s Mavic Pro is one of the best consumer drones available in the market right now. Small, handy and extremely portable, there’s almost no reason for owners of the Mavic Pro to not bring it wherever they go. But what do you do if you want the portability of the Mavic Pro but still have a perfectly working Phantom 3 knocking around in your house?

Well, user cIJI from phantompilots.com have a solution: a brand new chassis that takes the guts and internals of the Phantom 3 and stuffs it into a Mavic Pro-like body. The body (which is 3D-printed for now) folds up much like the real thing, and the Phantom 3 still retains much of its functionality with the conversion. Testing showed that the conversion kit gives the Phantom 3 a hovering flight time of around 21 minutes before getting a battery warning, and is able to run at a maximum of 48 kp/h.

Once cIJI finalizes the design, the coversion kit will be made using alloy (metal), and will cost just RMB 299. That’s just Php 2.1K in our currency, which is pretty affordable. The thing is though if the final product pushes through, you will have to make the conversion yourself since you’ll have to take out the guts of the Phantom 3 and put it into the conversion kit.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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