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New to quadcopters and everything around it, some question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Alexandercitt, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Alexandercitt

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm very interested in buying a DJI Phantom 2, together with the Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal. Are there things I need to know before I buy the Phantom? (Like a special gimbal version, a battery..)

    Something else, I'd like to use my Phantom with FPV (?), or however you'd call it. I saw this video from helipal.com, they have a wonderful setup.

    This should be something I'd love to order, but I'm not sure if things will work out.

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    Also, the shipping cost cared me a bit, since I live in the Netherlands:
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    Are there any cheaper options for Europe?
    Will ordering a DJI Phantom 2 & Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal work?
    What do I need for 'ok' FPV on my Phantom 2? Where can I order it?

    Thanks for helping me out!
    -Alexander
     
  2. Ksc

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    There should be someone in Europe that sells things with a cheaper shipping rate. Buy the phantom 2 with zenmuse combo ($879 USD) and http://www.firstpersonview.co.uk has some good FPV options. I don't know enough about your side of the ocean to know where you should buy but I do know the best deal is the phantom 2 with Zenmuse combo.
     
  3. Alexandercitt

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    Thanks! What would FPV system you recommend me to buy on that website? I've got no idea what I should order for a Phantom 2..
     
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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    In addition to your planned purchase - read, watch all the information from DJI about set up,calibrating, battery maintenance etc.... So many people are so excited about flying that they miss/overlook things as simple as correct start up procedures. You'll have a better overall experience (& more inexpensive) when you know the product thoroughly.
     
  5. jigsaw57

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    I bought this fpv setup. Its pretty nice, all in one. Having the battery and transmitter in the monitor is nice and clean. You wont have things Velcrod or taped to the back of your monitor like some other setups iv seen. You will need to get the clover leaf antennas though.
     
  6. Alexandercitt

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    I will! Thanks for the advice.

    Ok, thanks! Are the clover leaf antennas included in the package?
     
  7. jigsaw57

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    No they have the stick antennas. You can purchase clover leaf ones on ebay for real cheap though. You just have to know which connector you need. And you wont know that till you get it.
     
  8. Alexandercitt

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    Ah ok. Whats the difference between the stick antennas and the clover leaf ones?
     
  9. madirect

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    You will get much better range with the clover leaf attenna.

    The stick version has a very limited range because when flying, the two sticks would not always line up to get the best reception.
     
  10. Alexandercitt

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    Re: New to quadcopters and everything around it, some questi

    Ok, thanks!