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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by jonas111, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. jonas111

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    I am new to the quad copters and purchased a phantom 2 Vision +. I received my first one last week and it literally lasted 20 seconds before it burnt up a ESC (electronic speed control). So the distributor has been great and agreed to send me a brand new one. Well the second one arrived today and it lasted a whole 60 seconds before it started smoking out one of the arms.

    So at this point I am pretty upset. I called the dealer and he truly is a helpful guy. He offered to replace to ESC for free. I need to send it back to him and he is fixing it. He's also calling DJI and they aren't helping him. The problem I have is I feel like I have purchased the biggest piece of crap going. Now I'm scared to even turn the next one on. If they burn up for nothing what if I don't land it perfect and the props hit the ground? Will that burn it up too?

    I am a newbie to this and now have a feeling that I have a $1400 paper weight that will always be broken down.

    Are these durable units? If props run on the ground should I expect to burn stuff out?

    I am frightened to even try and fly it at this point. Please help me out.
     
  2. msinger

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    Didn't you already create another thread about this?

    Other than you, I haven't heard of smoke billowing out of arms like you speak of. It seems like you got a couple of unlucky duds.
     
  3. jonas111

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    Yes I did afte the first one burnt. Now this is number two. Don't mind me if I am little upset right now. I feel I just waisted $1400 on something that will never be reliable enough to use.

    I am hoping I can use this thread to somehow fill me in as to what I should expect from these units.

    The dealer I purchased it from has been great. Super really.

    I really want to know if these things should burn up if the props hit something and stop turning? I am new to flying these and I know I am going to have a few bad landings.

    My dealer told me the last batch he recieved he has had 7 returned with the same issues. The ESC burns up. He isn't sure why and DJI isn't helping him out.

    Quite honestly I just want something they works at this point.
     
  4. kenargo

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    Same here, my new one has been flying quite nicely, no smoke. I'm also on a number of other forums and such for the Phantom and can say that I've not seen anyone else report this problem. Hopefully if there is a bad batch out there they find and fix them quickly.

    Bummer about your Phantoms but speaking true, I think they are great machines and you will enjoy yours.
     
  5. jonas111

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    I am looking forward to working with this product. But I am also scared as hell to fly it right now.

    I am not giving up. I just hope DJI doesn't give up on us customers.
     
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    I think the issue with DJI is they only seem to be able to focus on problems that everyone has, not those that some people have. I have 2 problems that a small group of owners share. I brought them to the DJI support team and they never figured out a solution. They asked for some information about the problems and then they sent out a survey. No solution. DJI built quite an intelligent aircraft, unfortunately the support teams intelligence is much less.
     
  7. aartsf

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    SEE IN CAPITALS WITH IN THE QUOTE THE ANSWERS TO YOU QUESTIONS

    HAPPY FLYING
    REGARDS FA
     
  8. jonas111

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    Thank you very much for this. I really needed to hear something good.

    The dealer is going to install prop guards for me and I couldn't be happier about that.

    Thanks for taking the time to send me that message.

     
  9. aartsf

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    Hay jonas,

    Your welcome