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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by confused_chimp, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. confused_chimp

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    Ok so I know very little about drones.
    But I've been contemplating getting one for a while.

    I've seen a kit listed on Hobbymounts (http://www.hobbymounts.co.uk/shop/DJI-P ... PV-Package) that I'm interested in.
    However I've no idea how good the parts of this kit are? Is this a good price for them? Are they any parts of the kit that I should consider alternatives to? Have they been outdated by better things on the market?

    Just looking for some advice if possible.
    Many thanks
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  2. Larry L

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    Welcome to the forum. It is a good quad copter. The price is different as I am in the USA so I do not know conversion as to wether it is a good deal or not. Just a few options, with that particular one, you will need a go pro + a FPV setup to see what the camera is seeing. If shooting mainly video, that is most likely route you would take. If you were more in to photos, look at the vision +. It has FPV built in, & shoots 14mp images but video is not as good as go pro video.
    There are lots of options but the best advice I can give you is to read manual, watch videos & ask plenty of questions.
     
  3. Hughie

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    You should look around at all the UK suppliers (assuming you are in the UK). For example I think that quadcopters do that model for about £50 cheaper
    http://www.quadcopters.co.uk/dji-phanto ... 1249-p.asp

    Although you may be able to find a cheaper option, you need to first write down what your complete shopping list is, because what you may gain on the quad you may lose on an FPV monitor or something.

    When you do a comparison of prices, make sure you only buy from authorised DJI dealers.
    EDIT:http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-2/dealer
    Set UK at the top right of the page as your region

    NOTE! there is no camera supplied with the basic option you are looking at - it is just the quadcopter the remote control and the gimbal. You still need to but a GoPro.
     
  4. barefootbeachcombing

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    You also got a ton of input on the other "introductory/looking for advice" thread you created.

    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35336

    Might want to keep it to one thread to lower the "confusion".