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Disappointed In Gimbal

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by FASTFJR, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. FASTFJR

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    Long time lurker here

    After owing version 1 of the Phantom I'm highly disappointed in the lack of at least a 2 axis gimbal on the new Vision. I don't understand how they can sell a 2 axis gimbal for the original and yet build a new one without.

    I guess my hope is this time next year they'll have a 2 or 3 axis option for the Vision
     
  2. Pull_Up

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    I think it's a different target market. A bit like people who bought the Phantom 1, stuck a GoPro on it and had fun. Then got into the videography side of it and started to look to upgrade to gimbals, etc. The Vision is aimed primarily at newcomers - the whole plug-and-play aspect of it is very attractive to this market. I wouldn't be surprised if DJI have some "pro" hardware additions in the pipeline just like they did with the Phantom 1, although retrofitting a multi-axis gimbal to the existing Vision camera might be a bit tricky...
     
  3. natscape

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    Some guys over at RCG guess that DJI will be coming out with a Phantom 2 Vision Pro which will have an H3-2D or better gimbal.

    Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  4. FASTFJR

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    Yea, I get the target I guess I just don't like the way its being offered up. Its not like they don't have an existing 2-3 axis gimbal. I would have paid another $200-$300 if they did. However its a real leap from the RC Toys Dragonfly I was flying 6-7 years ago with a wireless camera. Hopefully DJI has something in the pipeline for us non newcomers.

    Cheers!
     
  5. Gizmo3000

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    I agree, it's a bit unusual that they haven't yet announced/released a better Phantom targeting those who want to shoot with GoPro's and gimbals..

    but by this time next MONTH there will/should be a Phantom II w/gimbal (or with a ability to attach a gimbal)available for sale.
    at least that's what they indicated back in September with this statement:

    http://www.dji.com/a-special-promotion- ... e-phantom/

    "Promotion Plan: New Promotion MAP will be valid from 9th, Sep, 2013. For end customers who bought a Phantom before 9th, Sep, 2013, DJI will provide a credit of USD 150. This credit can only be used to buy a Phantom II or a Phantom Vision, once they are released. The plan is to release the exciting Phantom II and Phantom Vision products in Nov, 2013 just before the Christmas."
     
  6. FASTFJR

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    Thanks for the info. With all the issues I'm reading and hearing about I've decided to wait at least 3 months before I jump in again. Seem's like they have some bugs to work out........again
     
  7. ginsonic

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    I am disappointed about 5.6 GHz RC. Look like Vision will remain limited to 300m because don't have another RC to upgrade. At least I can't find any 5.8 GHz RC on net.