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Cheap Phantom Protection Plan?...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SamNetwork, May 9, 2016.

  1. SamNetwork

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    Just saw DJI's P3A Protection Plan and it's $200 FOR A SINGLE YEAR!!!
    :mad::mad::mad::rage::rage::rage:
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    So, are there any other protection plan services that will cover the Phantom?
     
  2. msinger

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    Neary offers a few options (see them all here). However, they are similar in price to DJI's plans.
     
  3. SamNetwork

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    :sweat:
    Still way too expensive...
     
  4. Meta4

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    Learning as much as you can about the way the Phantom works, keeping away from trees and buildings and making sure to come home with a comfortable battery reserve works for me.
     
  5. SamNetwork

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    Still, the unexpected can happen. (e.g. Hawks taking it out of the sky, crazy hillbillys shooting it out of the sky, solar flare disrupting Compass/GPS, EMP built by the Russians, etcetera.) Good piloting is not a good replacement (no pun intended) for a replacement plan.
     
  6. Meta4

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    Most drone flyers could fly for 10 years without ever having any of those happening.
    Sometimes you just have to take a few chances.
    Check any insurance policy and you'll find lots of things they don't cover.

    And don't worry about solar flares, their potential to affect Phantoms is an over-hyped myth.
     
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    What about a MEGA-SOLAR FLARE.
     
  8. Meta4

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    When and if, the effect on your Phantom would be the last thing on your mind.
    So far there has never been a documented case of solar flares or geomagnetic storms having any noticeable effect on Phantoms.
     
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    But is it possible? Theoretically?
     
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    But aliens. Your forgetting about aliens.

    Fortunately my homeowners policy doesn't have an exclusion for aliens. Or zombies.
     
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  11. WetDog

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    Don't worry. Be happy.

    Expect to crash at some point or another.

    If that thought really upsets you, switch to stamp collecting.