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Future Phantom buyer need advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mickey78, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. mickey78

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    Hey guys, I'm new to this and I need some advice.

    I want to buy a P2. I'm not sure which model to buy. I really like the P2 Vision and Vision + because you can do FPV straight out of the box without any modifications. I'm not looking for the best footage quality. I just want to have fun and have some range. I'm a little concerned about the range on the P2 Vision.

    I looked at a lot of video on how to build a FPV setup, but I know nothing about it. I don't really want to start looking for individual parts and try to install them together.

    So now I am questioning myself, should I go with a P2 Vision or Vision + for simplicity or should I go with a P2 with the H3 3D and install a FPV system? I already own a Gopro 3 black.

    I think you can buy FPV combo kit also? So that everything is included? Anything to suggest?

    I live in a rural area in Canada, there is no local hobby shops here so I can't rely on that to give me help.

    Thanks for helping me.
     
  2. ProfessorStein

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    If you're just looking for FPV, and not "looking for the best footage quality", I'd probably just go with a straight, non-Vision P2... and maybe not even go as far as a Zenmuse. Buy a cheaper gimbal (since you're going to have the cam pointed straight ahead most of the time anyway), and spend your money on a system like the FatShark goggles.

    BUT... whatever you do... please always fly with a spotter who can keep the Phantom in sight. FPV is a lot of fun, but it's no substitute for a pair of eyes on the bird.
     
  3. mickey78

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    I would rather like having the screen attached to the controller than having goggles. Like I said, I like the vision or v+ setup, but I'm concerned by the range.

    Also, Any of you can comment on installing an FPV kit with an LCD ? Any recommendation?
     
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    There are several threads on FPV with good ideas for equipment. Just look around or do a search and you will find them.
     
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    Worth noting that you don't have to put together an FPV setup yourself; there are lots of dealers who will do it all for you.
     
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  7. mickey78

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    Again I do not have access to any dealer. Unless they are online dealers but because I am new, I don't know where to go. I don't mind working my hands a little it's just that I know nothing so I would be looking at the easiest setup.

    Would you be able to achieve better range with a custom FPV setup versus the Vision+ ?? For the same price?
     
  8. ProfessorStein

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    I like the systems that Aerial Technologies puts together. Really knowledgeable folks, and they test everything before it goes out the door. But I might be biased because they're down here by me. ;-)

    But they're also online
    http://www.aerialtechnology.com
     
  9. rhrpilot

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    Here's some a dice that may be very worthwhile looking into:

    Go on line and communicate with jimbowers@foothill.net. He is a master and expert on Phantoms. Next, go to aces deals.biz. The owner is Peter Ellin and can also be reached at 888-239-2644. He offers Phantoms for sale and extensive customer service and repair service.
     
  10. mickey78

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    Ok thanks, i'll give that a try.