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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by swankster988, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. swankster988

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    Hello! I have been doing tons of research and I found this forum to be filled with great advice and a lot of knowledge. I am about to bite the bullet and purchase the Vision + , I am not going to lie... a little nervous with faulty parts and the talk about fly aways etc... I am a photographer and I think this will give me a new perspective from the sky!

    It appears from what I read that doing the GPS mod right from the get go is necessary along with the camera/gimbal protector. I was also thinking of the FPVLR stage 2 kit. Any insight or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    Look forward to being a part of this forum!
    Thanks!
     
  2. andersonpaac

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    Greetings, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you are here. I highly recommend not to buy any mods from the get go. (the GPS mod is an exclusion). Use the stock setup for 50 flights and then when you feel the need for extended range get the fpvlr. Before you get flying out there with your fancy gimbal see the "avoiding flyaway checklist". Also, buy the vision + booster app. It'd help with the intermittent fpv disconnects. Also, hand launch and hand land. Learn to do that. Naza mode from the get go is recommended and you'll love it.
     
  3. lignow

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    Hello and Welcome, Try to remember it is a stabilized video\still flying camera. It is so easy to control that you will want to push it beyond your ability. ( cost me 2 sets of props before I figured it out ) It can perform with accuracy and precision. I recommend you get about 15 to 25 battery charges above you before you do any high speed maneuvers.
    Long Days and Pleasant Nights
     
  4. swankster988

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    Thanks for the responses and insight!

    I have read through all the stickies and downloaded the pdfs and took in as much as possible.

    Does anyone live in Nashville,TN area?
     
  5. Meta4

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    I recommend hand catching but hand launching is probably going too far unless you are on a small boat.
    Launching isn't difficult and it's a time when you want to have your hands on the controller.
    Hand launching is an advanced tactic for specialised circumstances.
     
  6. Catalina36

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    I have a box stock Phantom. Only updates are the software updates from DJI. I launch from the ground and will hand catch if it is windy and the quad is bouncing around when coming in for a landing. The thing has been flawless from day one. It takes great photos and very good video. Depending on the types of photography you do, I would keep the mods to a minimum.

    After you have it for awhile, then consider what is lacking and go for the mods or a different rig all together.
     
  7. SpikeFinch

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    Welcome.

    Start in a open field with lots of space
    Buy extra props, your going to need them....

    Don't do what I did, it will cost you $650 (new camera).. :eek:
     
  8. swankster988

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    Yes I will for sure start in an open field! Thanks Catalina also for your insight!