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DJI..too unreliable to risk the $$$

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Jersey07601, May 7, 2015.

  1. Jersey07601

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    How many of us have lost DJI drones? 2?3?4?...$2000? 3000? 4000?

    I was a p2V pre order with Dronefly. I waited 6 months for it to be released. It immediately emergency landed with the invalid battery error. This was fixed with update few weeks later. I had two duds that were sent back taking months to receive new one. I final,y got a good one and crashed it a few times camera flying off. I put it all back together and it flew again like a tank. It wa a little wobbly. I sold it on Craigslist for $750 and bought a few p2 with zen use did some fav. EXPENSIVE. Sold it, after I crashed it and have been drone free since. Too many errors. Great fun product, but it's too much money to risk and also aerial photos and videos were great in 2011 but starting to taste stale. IMHO
     
  2. Apparition

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    Thanks for your opinion.
     
  3. who

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    It's a hobby. Like collecting sports cars, not for everybody
     
  4. N017RW

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    Ahhh,

    Thanks for that.
     
  5. Fplvert

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    Maybe take up knitting, sounds like Phantoms are not for you.
     
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  6. mmee1992

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    Maybe the hobby isn't for you then. As the person above me said. Take up knitting or cross-stitching or something.
     
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  7. Julius717

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    Lol

    This forum needs moderators.
     
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  8. louforgiveno

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    Word !! Lol'd
    there have been exploding iPhones....doesn't and shouldn't change sales
     
  9. F6Rider

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    Sounds to me like you might be related to "Wrong Way Goldfarb" Way to many crashes, I had a pre-order P2V, mod'ed the antennas and flew it over 200 times without a crash. Looks like RC flying isn't your thing.
     
  10. mohan

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    And what is the point of the post? DJI have obviously been selling a very broken product to sell millions of dollars worth of sales to some very ignorant people


    If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all...
     
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  11. AerialVideoNW

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    I can't count the number of RC cars, trucks and planes I've crashed since I was a kid. I don't want to crash my P3, but it is a very likely possibility. Like riding motorcycles, they old saying is " there are two kinds of riders. Those who have gone down and those who will go down " Same applies for RC
     
  12. F6Rider

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    And as for the money, if you can't afford to lose it then it's to expensive for you. Hobbies are inherently expensive, we do it because we can, and it's fun. My wife has over $4K in crafting stuff, do I complain... hell no, she's to good a cook to piss off :) .
     
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  14. Daniel Nelson

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    Shoot, I do both have a motorcycle and now this drone. This is my first, and I'd hate for it to crash, fall out of the sky, or take a dip in the lake. But its the risk I take.

    Feel free to leave the hobby and this forum.
     
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    You my Mod.

    Pimped this thead. Love these birds! image.jpg
     
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  16. fakbik

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    Eh, its the most reliable RTF drone I've flown with at this price point. I'm quite happy with my p3p, no issues!
     
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    Check my screen name, love my F6B, largest crotch rocket made :)
     
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    I've crashed my helis so many times... But this P3 is cake! I've spent countless hours on flight sim and in the field. Crashes happen. Put it on the shelf. Walk away. Have a beer and fix it the next day. Repeat.
     
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    I'm a cruiser, myself. Honda VTX 1300.
     

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