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Just ordered my P3P need advice on recommended accessories, etc

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Steven Greenwald, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Steven Greenwald

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    Hello everybody.

    I just purchased the P3P mainly for still photography (not much video - YET) and have a number of questions as I am a newbie. I was wondering a number of things.

    1. Which sites/stores would you recommend for quality accessories
    2. What accessories would you recommend?
    3. Books, other training tools/software?
    4. Simulation and alternative apps recommended?
    5. Any other websites/resources I should know about?

    Any advice for a newbie would be most welcome.

    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. msinger

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    Welcome to Phantom Pilots! :)

    Most of what you're looking for can be found at PhantomHelp.com.
     
  3. Oso

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  4. Airborne1325

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    Batteries, batteries, batteries. Quick release prop guards on Amazon. The best way to learn is flying. So practice, practice, practice. And then stick to Authorized DJI Dealers for any other extras.
     
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  5. Chuck Young

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    Most important accessory is a >$100 quad and lots of spare parts. I chose this one and learned to fly it before I took the sticks of the P3.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSNWB5K?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RRIMOK2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

    I am a camera geek so I bought one with the camera on it. you can pick one up without the camera for $50.

    Crash crash crash away!
     
  6. TheRealNick

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    I got an extra battery and the DJI backpack case....I don't plan to buy anything else except for more batteries! I was just going to use the box at first, but then on an impulse added the case. I am really glad I got the case...

    I may look into some filters in the future....


    I saw a video showing carbon props and plastic props side by side on this site somewhere, so I will not get them based on that video. The plastic props looked far more stable.

    I use a piece of plywood to take off and land on and hand catch if it is windy, so no need for gimbal guard.

    I am not sure if I think the prop guards help that much, the one video I found of a guy getting cut had them on...so also no for me...
     
  7. realsting

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    Given the regularity on when these Phantoms are released, I'm curious to know why you didn't wait until April/May for the inevitable Phantom 4, especially given the fact that a company in this forum have developed phantom ground station software that will undoubtedly be a feature for the new phantom 4, amongst other (and very likely) redesign of a new aircraft.
     
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    Backpack case, lots of batteries, trackimo tracker just in case. prop guards are for sissys, and buy dji props....i never hav had to balance mine.
     
  9. Volantis

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    The main reason you are buying your P3P, I presume, is to take pictures. If you haven't already, take a photography course. There is an excellent course by Joel Sartore available from National Geographic. Fundamentals Of Photography Course on DVD