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Just received my a Phantom 2 Vision +, need advice

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Raneman, May 14, 2015.

  1. Raneman

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    Hi guys. I ordered a Phantom 2 Vision + V3.0 on ebay last week from Coptershop.com.
    It arrived today, but it was the V2.0. I contacted them and they offered me 2 choices, which I think was great of them.
    The first option was to refund me $250 of the cost and keep the V2.0. The other was to ship the V2.0 back and they'd ship me a V3.0.

    Is the V3.0 worth $250 more than the V2.0? What would you guys recommend I do?
     
  2. msinger

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    It'll cost you much more than $250 to upgrade a v2 to a v3. I guess it depends on which of the v2 features you really want.
     
  3. Raneman

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    The biggest thing I wanted was the gimbal control on the remote. But I'll be honest, I'm not sure what other benefits I'd get from the V3.0.

    Is there a good side by side matrix somewhere of the features of both?
     
  4. msinger

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    Here are some other important things found on the v3:

    - Upgraded motors
    - Upgraded ESCs
    - Upgraded props
    - Better shielding to prevent loss of satellites
     
  5. mad in nc

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    all of the above AND, don't forget the updated WiFi module along with more ferrite beads for improved video performance

    I'd get the V3 if it was me.
     
  6. msinger

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    I believe the Wi-Fi module was just vented to prevent overheating -- an important point though anyhow. My P2V+ v2 has not overheated yet. FWIW.

    This extra shielding does not increase video performance. It's to help prevent satellite loss.

    Trying to tilt the camera with the v2 controller is a real pain :( I'd send it back just because of that.
     
  7. Raneman

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    Thanks guys. I've decided to send it back and get the right one. I'll admit it was tempting because I've been waiting so long for it to get here. Takes a while to ship from WA to OK.

    But I specifically bid on the 3.0 over the 2.0 because I wanted the better features, so I can wait a bit longer I guess.

    This is my first GPS based quad. I've been playing with a Syma X5C-1 and a Tarantula X6 for a few months now, making sure I learn to fly manually before getting a GPS quad. So I'm extremely anxious to get this thing in the air.

    I'll be back in a couple of weeks I'm sure to ask questions about the new V3.0 when it gets here.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. Raneman

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    BTW, I wanted to give a shout out to Coptershop. They were great throughout this whole process. They emailed me a prepaid UPS shipping label to send it back. Was worried about getting the shaft since I bought it on ebay and it was a refurb "as-is" type of listing.
     
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    Sometimes some people and shops are just really easy and good to deal with. Glad you found one and it's good to know.