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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by paulsutt, May 7, 2014.

  1. paulsutt

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    Hi
    I've decided to take the plunge and purchase a Phantom. I've done a fair bit of research and from what I can see the phantom is the best value for money within my limited budget.

    I do have experience with radio control models. My interest is more with fpv rather than photography. I don't really want to fork out £800 for a vision as my first model. Ideally what I would like is to fly using fpv longish range.

    I do like the fc40 but I understand that fpv range is about 100 metres? Would it be a better idea to buy a basic phantom then add a long range fpv system?..how difficult would this be?

    Or am I trying to run before I can walk..and just go for an fc40?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. gunslinger

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    If you've narrowed it down to a Phantom, you still have a number of choices, especially if you don't mind going the "pre-owned but lightly used" route. There are some phenomenal deals to be had on the original Phantom 2 Vision at the moment, since the Phantom 2 Vision Plus was recently released.

    Since your primary use for the aircraft isn't going to be photography, you really don't have much need for a gimbal. Picking up a new Phantom 2 (non vision), without the gimbal, and adding a GoPro camera to it, and all the bits you'd need for FPV might be a good option for you. This URL show an advanced kit and pricing...

    http://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Advanced- ... ntom+2+fpv

    This kit claims FPV out to 600 meters...

    -slinger