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My 1st Build - What do you think?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by shaunlaf, Sep 27, 2014.

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  1. shaunlaf

    Sep 26, 2014
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    [posted in wrong forum topic initially sorry]

    Here's what I'm thinking of getting for my 1st build. I've read the forum a bit and this seems like my dream build. If I get a consensus from this thread I'm pulling the trigger on all these items.

    My goal is to get a good rig that will allow me to easily frame shots from a distance (1+ miles) with clear (enough) video on my receiver to do so. In pairing with the ground station, I'd like to set up my flight path and then free myself up to work the camera as needed.

    The Build

    $830: P2 http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Phantom-Quadc ... =phantom+2
    $70: iosd http://www.amazon.com/DJI-iOSD-Mini-Rea ... B00FKZZQQS
    $14: iosd to fpv cable http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/Video-Cable- ... xtech.html
    $160: Receiver - Boscam RX-LCD5802 http://www.amazon.com/Blueskysea%C2%AE- ... B00JOXPOHI
    $44: AV TX - SkyZone 5.8 500mW AV tx http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... r_FPV.html
    $120: Upgraded antennas http://fpvlr.com/shop/index.php?route=p ... uct_id=106
    $33: monitor holder http://www.raveaerialvideo.com/product/ ... tor-mount/
    $283: 2 batteries with double charger http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... _twin.html
    $200: Ground Station - Waypoints
    $10: lanyard
    $130: Used case
    $30: extra blades
    TOTAL $1924

    I'm a little nervous on the build, but I'm assuming I can figure it out. I've watched a bunch of tutorials and seen some great threads on here, so I'm sure I can make it happen.

    Anything I'm missing or need to account for before I start double clicking? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

    My first video will be an aerial shot of my wife shaking her head at the inaugural flight of this investment. :lol:
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