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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Verizonwired, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Verizonwired

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    I've been doing some research on the product, mostly to get the sentiment. Now with out having the product in front of me to understand frequencies etc.
    so now I'm looking to pull the trigger on my purchase.

    Is this a good deal?:
    Basically a PV2V with Gimbal, FPV set up and case
    http://www.dronecamps.com/#!dji-phantom ... ombo/c1wru

    or should I just get these items?
    http://www.amazon.com/version-DJI-Phant ... =phantom+2
    http://www.amazon.com/Flysight-Black-Pe ... rl+fpv+kit
    http://www.amazon.com/DJI-iOSD-Mini-Rea ... +BLUETOOTH
    http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Datalink-2-4g ... +BLUETOOTH
    http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Battery-Phant ... N2XKFY3PV5

    its about 300$ cheaper but without a case. is it the same exact thing, should I drop the BT link? ETC

    Thanks and sorry for being a bother
     
  2. Verizonwired

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    Or just get a Lightbridge system?
     
  3. QYV

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    hey mate. the general consensus around here is that you can piece together your own setup for way less than the price of a kit. I know I could build a way better system than the Dronecamps kit you linked for at least 5-600 dollars less and it would have the best antennas you can buy (for the FPV).

    I don't have the BT link... the BT/Ground Station thing is really only useful (as far as I can tell) if you want to program waypoints and have the Phantom fly itself around. most folks especially if you're putting in FPV just fly the thing by hand (it's way more fun) so that's an easy item to cut out and save $. besides you can always add it later if you decide you want.

    same principle applies to the FPV kit... you could put together a much better system yourself for around or less than the same cost. Head over to the FPV forum section of this site, read some threads especially the stickythread "lowest prices on components" which is all about FPV components and building a system. Post in one of the "newbie" or "help me build a system" threads or just create your own :)
    viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26413

    Lightbridge is complete overkill imo. it's super expensive and what, now your FPV is HD? who cares. most of us just use FPV to line up camera shots... so the quality doesn't have to be HD, I just need to know what the gopro is seeing. The videos on the gopro will be HD (whatever resolution/framerate you pick) and you'll edit all those later. Also I believe the range on SD 5.8Ghz broadcast FPV is better than Lightbridge.
     
  4. Mako79

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    OR

    Get a vision plus series 3 with extra battery.
    Get a $10 Phantom 2 (non vision) gimbal cable.
    Sell the Vision plus camera and gimbal for $500-600 as new (they are about $700 on ebay - these are in demand).
    Use that money and Get the H33D and Gopro.
    Do the simple conversion (remove 2 cables and redirect one) and you should now have a 2 ways communication system - Using the DJiI APP you'll get low res Lightbridge and Ground station functionality.

    Send me the cost savings :)
     
  5. Verizonwired

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    Is there a way to stream video so if the unit is lost you can still have the recording. ie no recording on gpro and just on a dvr
     
  6. jason

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    I use this DVR it plugs into my Black Pearl RC801. http://www.getfpv.com/lumenier-dx600-dvr.html