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Downgrading to Advanced model

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Dermot, May 19, 2016.

  1. Dermot

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    Hi all
    I have a P3P that did a flyaway then dropped out of sky and broke the gimbal,
    I was wondering if it might be better to buy a P3A bird only (no remote or charger) at 685 euro that comes with a battery and two sets of props then risk getting existing P3P repaired, I don't have any way of viewing 4K videos anyway. Will my existing Professional Remote Control work fine on a different Advanced birdie ?
     
  2. Rypper1

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    Unless I'm mistaken, the RC is the same. And if your camera is good you can put it on the Advanced and turn it into a Pro. Just have to update to the Pro FW if I remember reading correctly. I'm sure someone that has done that can tell you for sure.
     
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  3. flpholt

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    yes rc are the same
     
  4. heydave23

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    Have you seen that autel x star premium? It's getting good reviews and the gimbal is supposedly removable. That could of saved me a new gimbal.
     
  5. flpholt

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    you mean the pumpkin
     
  6. DroneDestination

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    If your gimbal breaks, you can replace it. How would a removable gimbal save your camera?
     
  7. flpholt

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    cause you can just slide it off and slip on new one without any hassle
     
  8. DroneDestination

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    But, just because it is easier to replace doesn't mean it would have "saved him a new gimbal"
     
  9. CenLA

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    I've actually done this. When I crashed my P3P I bought a new P3A body only after shopping EBay and got a great price. It had the Adv red stripes and decal on it, but I was able to mount my P3P 4K camera and gimbal and updated to the latest P3P firmware.

    I later discovered I had a camera issue (it got wet after the crash) though I was still flying but without the benefit of snapping pics or recording video. I found a replacement camera and all is well again. I did have to sync the remote controller with the Adv body but that took a whole minute.