The facts: Looking to get into FPV. My object it to frame shots only, I don't need HD FPV of light bridge. But I’ll take all the range I can get. I have a Phantom 1.0 with upgrade board and H3-2D gimbal installed. I'm using the Mad Dog batteries which give me about 8 minutes of flight time if I don't want to risk damaging them. I also have a GoProfessional case that fits the Phantom 1, which factors heavily into my decision since I consider having a hard case a must. My ideal end state would be a Phantom 2 with FPV and H3-3D, and a hard case to keep everything. My interest in Phantom 2 is for longer flights, my interest in H3-3D is so i don't have to do digital stabilization, which eats up a little resolution. I'm a handy do-it-yourselfer who has no problem with soldering. Also worth mentioning is I already have a smart LiPo charger that can do up to 6s, so I’m pretty comfortable with custom batteries. Looking for advice on what might be my best-value route to take. I’m leaning towards the FPV setup mentioned in the other thread which is: a Black Pearl 7" Wireless 5.8ghz Monitor, the FPVLR 3 antenna combo, ImmersionRC 5.8GHz Long Range 600mW A/V Transmitter, iOSD DJI mini, Plug and Play Cable: DJI Phantom 2 to iOSD Mini and Fat Shark/ImmersionRC Transmitter. I understand that if I solder a CAN bus into my Phantom 1 upgrade board I would be all set to use everything correct? What I think are my options: 1. Sell my Phantom 1.0 with hard case and gimbal. (BTW How much can I get from that?) Use the money to purchase the P2/H3-3D combo with an extra battery. Install the proposed FPV gear on this setup. From what I’ve seen it looks like you can get 14 minutes flight with this setup! Is this correct? 2. Install everything on my current Phantom 1, H3-2D. How long flight time can I expect to get with this setup and my mad dogs? Do you think it will all fit on the GoProfessional case? I purchased the larger props but after a single test flight decided agains them simply because the Phantom no longer fits in my case. Is it worth buying the P2 shell to fit a fat 5200mAh inside. Would that yield similar flight times as buying a P2? I figure I will not be able to take advantage of the excellent range of the antennas if I'm going to be limited to 6-7 minute flights. Any advice is welcome, I’m trying to spend less and take advantage of the fact I’m a handy do-it-yourselfer. Basically I just want to know if by going with the modded P1.0 route I will end with something considerably inferior to starting from scratch with a P2 and a gimbal with an extra axis. If money were not a problem I’d just sell everything I have and order the Aerial Media Pros set: http://aerialmediapros.com/store/home/5 ... -pack.html that comes with everything installed and everything fits in the included hard case. (I can’t stress enough how **** I am about fitting everything in a hard case). Thanks for your advice and for reading this far!!!