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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by T0ny3, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. T0ny3

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    Hi, so I am fairly new to quadcopters. I have been flying a syma x5c and x5sc for a few months now, and am starting to get some control over it...and bored.
    I realize this is a dji owner forum and I apologize if I'm in the wrong place but I don't see many quadcopter forums through tapatalk, or on the web. At least not active ones.
    You see thanks to being disabled I have a fairly limited amount of funds to work with and am trying to find a decent fpv copter with a good camera platform to move up to. The least expensive twp packages I've seen is something called a "wingsland" and the other is a cheersonx22. I would love a djiphantom3 or solo. Not sure of the differences between any of them, and can't find a knowledgeable person near me .
    If anyone can give me some direction, knows of a good vendor or sale going on I would greatly appreciate it.
    The major features for me are build quality, upgradeability, return to home, altitude hold, GPS and fpv.
    And finally price, ideally my ceiling is 500$ (ish)
    If anyone can spare the time your knowledge would priceless.
    Thank you
     
  2. T0ny3

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    Just a bit of help?
     
  3. Fplvert

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    Hi Tony, welcome to the forum!
    You're smart to do some research on your purchase. Keep in mind, this is not a cheap hobby. You will undoubtedly need accessories to go along with your bird of choice.

    What I would do, is look in the classified section of this forum. People here will sell their used kits when they upgrade. You should avoid buying from anyone with a low post count, as they might have just joined to sell a crashed or water-damaged bird. A member named Hunch sells refurbished Phantoms. He had some P2V+ for about $500.00.
     
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  4. T0ny3

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    Thank you so much! Can anyone buy from the classies here?
    Also, for the sake of argument, is there a less expensive brand that would be a decent performer for someone who, quite frankly is "on a budget."-I should probably just hold off and keep an eye there Xmas is coming. Lol
     
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    Yes, anyone can buy off the forum, most of the vendors take PayPal which is very convenient for both parties.

    I can't speak for other brands. I just love Phantoms for their performance and video. FPV is incredible with a gimbal and a compatible tablet or phone. Bang for buck, DJI is way ahead.

    Keep an eye out for Christmas deals.;)
     
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  6. T0ny3

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    Looks like that's what ill be doing.
    Are their any other sources of information? All I've found so far is here, quadcopter101, and gearbest.
     
  7. Fplvert

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    Sure, scroll down and you'll find Yuneek and 3dr pilots forums.

    DJI the best though, ;)

    Good luck Tony!
     
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  8. T0ny3

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    Thank you very much!
    -I'm gonna agree with you at this point, notice where I started. Lmao
     
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    I would stick with hunch if buying used I have not seen one bad deal with him .
    Please watch from anyone else ask for a lot of pics and do not gift the payment . Like above look at the post count on the member look to see when they joined . Be safe PM hunch see what he has .
    GL !
     
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  10. T0ny3

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    Thank you!
     
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