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Newbie here. Will this work well?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LandLubber, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. LandLubber

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    I want to get a phantom and set it up for FPV. I dont want to spend thousands because I will crash this thing I can gaurantee it ;) . So I want to keep cost down. So far my choices are :
    1) Phantom 1 quadcopter basic version
    2) 2 axis gimbal (http://www.banggood.com/FPV-2-Axis-Brus ... 08068.html)
    3) Fatshark Predator video system with CMOS camera
    5) 3S 5800mah Zippy lipos (HobbyKing)
    6) Spironet antennas

    Will this parts work?

    I plan to modify the airframe of the phantom 1 to make the 5800mah lipo fit. Will kind of flight time do you think I can expect?

    I also plan to mount the CMOS camera on the 2 axis gimbal.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Narrator

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    Where are you, and how much will all that cost?
     
  3. LandLubber

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  4. PhantomFanatic

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    How much more would a Phantom 2 vision cost?

    Edit: I would go with a 3D gimbal.
     
  5. sdtrojan

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    Agree, keeping the budget low may not mean having to go "old-tech." Also, look in the ads section on this site and craigslist. You can always test fly a phantom before purchasing from a private party locally. But going you route also allows you to upgrade as you go.