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Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by chancefate, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. chancefate

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    Hey guys,

    I have always loved RC planes and quadcopter and have bought a few cheaper things to keep me satisfied, but now I want to step up my game and get a REAL "toy" to have some fun with.

    There are several options for Phantom quads that it's hard to know what is best. In your opinion, should I stick with the Phantom 2 for the go pro (( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGOSQI8/ref ... FLQ4RF6BCM )) or spend more money on the Vision that has the FPV camera built in (( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FW78710/ref ... NN13NMSHMV )).

    The Vision appeals to me, but I have seen there are kits out there for transmitting what your Go Pro sees to you. And were I to get one of those kits, which are some of the better ones? I could always use my cellphone as the screen, but I also really love the idea of getting a pair of goggles for the immersion effect.

    Any advice you might have on a newbie getting started in this would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Deadmeat

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    Hi Chance,
    if you scroll back through the posts or do a search you`ll see lots of people who have asked the very same question you have just asked. The best bit is you can learn and gain a lot of knowledge without heading down a dead end or spending money you didn`t need to spend which i guess is the beauty of all forums.
    The question of P2 or Vision will be one only you can answer. I see the post count in the Vision section is around double that in the P2 non vision section, would one be right in assuming they`re a lot more Visions out there? Don`t know.
    For me the choice of a P2 with a GoPro was the way to go. I could take the GoPro off and use the camera independently, the Vision was a flying camera and didn`t offer the same versatility.

    Best of Luck,
    Deadmeat.