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DJI future for Phantom 2

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Baldrick, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Baldrick

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    Hey all!
    So we all know that DJI don't advertise the Phantom 2 much anymore (obviously) and they even hid it from their website around Christmas time so people would buy Phantom 3s. But what scares me is - when will they stop making batteries? I don't need another battery yet, but may do in 3, 6, 12, 24 months... Will I be forced to go third party aftermarket? Or will DJI continue to manufacture Phantom 2 batteries... but for how much longer?
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  2. Sinisalo

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    Phantom 2.jpg The DJI website says the Phantom 2 is no longer being produced, I assume that means batteries as well. Don't invest any more time or money into a Phantom 2, DJI is not so neither should you.
    Edit: It says the P2V+ is no longer being produced and you cannot even buy it from their website but they do still have the Phantom 2 available, maybe until stock runs out? Either way I would be saving for a P3 or even the P4 if the rumors are true.
     
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    Um well a bit late for that isn't it! I DID buy the phantom 2 and I won't upgrade until mine breaks or I get a lot of money or mine becomes totally outdated. So I have got to continue getting batteries until it's done. My drone isn't like the phantom 3 - it's for my GoPro, as a tool for filmmaking. So as long as I GoPro I will need the phantom....


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    I'm sure the DJI marketeers will continue to recommend to produce the batts. until some (declining) sales level is reached.

    These are likely produced/manufactured by a 3rd party vendor so it's no real work for DJI other than supply chain management.
     
  5. Baldrick

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    Also I already invested the money so i am so going to get my money's worth by flying it. Why not invest time when my drone is better than the phantom 3s. (except for their sonar bouncing!)


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    Also I already invested the money so i am so going to get my money's worth by flying it. Why not invest time when my drone is better than the phantom 3s. (except for their sonar bouncing!)


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    And also it says vision+. Which is good, because like I said the phantom 2 is the only recent drone that flies the GoPro - a massive sales point


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    You have a good point. I just saw that they are still selling phantom fc40 batteries so that is a hope!


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