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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Outta Control, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Outta Control

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    What we have here is an absolutely brand new P3P V2 with zero use.
    It is so new when I connected it to the app it request the AC to be registered. ;)
    It cames with 3 Batteries and a DJI Hard Case.
    [​IMG]

    This little gem was the original bird the owner had until an Oak tree thought otherwise.
    I was damaged thus the owner just wanted to get rid of it so it was a freebie in the deal.
    It came with a charger and an RC.
    After some checking, updating, cleaning, and some TLC, it fired right up with a smooth motor response. :)
    So I ordered a new shell and some parts for the gimbal as I hope after my rebuild the gimbal and 4K camera will work as new. <crossing fingers>.
    PS: The camera works and functions 100% but I notice the gimbal began to drift. So I tore it apart and do the same TLC and rebuild it.
    [​IMG]

    So if this works out well my goal of staying below $300 to being P3P #2 up to new I'll have a completely refreshed P3P.

    Total cost of the deal? = $850
    Current cost to repair P3P #2 = $75

    :D

    [​IMG]
     
  2. GadgetGuy

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    They have been selling literally thousands of them, brand new, on eBay for as little as $749 through PixelHub, albeit with one battery.:cool:
     
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  3. alokbhargava

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    Prices keep changing, what more important is that what we bought is working to our satisfaction.
     
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  4. GadgetGuy

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    Indeed! If you are buying a used aircraft, you better trust the seller, or your repair skills!
     
  5. Outta Control

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    Partially true. I've been watching the P3's pricing since Feb and honestly the changes are so minimal they still hold a good value.

    Now if I can get the V1 working I can make $$$ out of it since it was a freebie.

    Oh BTW I also bought a P3S for $280 and only issue on that was the replacement of the gimbal plate. ;)
     
  6. GadgetGuy

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    There's gold in them freebies! :cool:
    Lots of guys are buying crashed aircraft for cheap, and then parting out the undamaged aircraft components for more than the price of a new bird. It's a good business model!
     
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    If I read it correctly he has purchased two p3's so if he fixes the faulty one he could sell it and have a p3 for peanuts.
     
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  8. GadgetGuy

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    Yeah. I think I misunderstood. :oops:
     
  9. Rypper1

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    I had to reread it myself. Sounds like he go a pretty good deal! Nice find OP!
     
  10. alokbhargava

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    Agree. Thats what I have been telling others when they want to sell their crashed P3.
     
  11. GadgetGuy

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    Good strategy is to buy a new one, and a crashed one, to cannibalize for parts!