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P2V Alternative

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by tgaynor, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. tgaynor

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    With all the stuff going on with DJI, is there an alternative to the Phantom 2 Vision out there?

    Looking for something that has all of the following features . . .

    - iPhone FPV

    - Return to home

    - Decent flight time

    - Built in camera

    Tom
     
  2. gfredrone

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    I haven't seen anything out of the box comparable and that's why I'm here.

    My only gripe is I wish the camera was better and didn't have so much fish eye effect. I also wish it came with a multi axis gimbal. Other than that I'm very happy with the purchase.

    I'm just waiting for a reasonably priced 2 axis gimbal to hit the market and it will be close to perfect for my needs.
     
  3. LeoS

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    If that's your list of requirements, then Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 might fit the bill.
     
  4. ladykate

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    Other than iPhone Android connectivity, the Flamewheels will do what the P2V does only much better (zenmuse gimbal). Total cost is a bit higher for the 550 but the capability is there - more than in the P2 (or P2V) if you believe all the posts. I tend to believe them - I bought one a short while ago and I'm waiting for it to arrive. It's flight time is lower but the flexibility and extensibility of the design means it can do a lot more (lots more lift - it could lift a Phantom - it is a hex layout) and the batteries are cheaper. Looks like a homebrew but no one can see that issue in the air.

    You can buy them read-to-fly from helipal for about $1700 for everything included except the camera (osd, FPV), assembled and delivered. You can also buy kits and assemble them yourself (which would be cheaper than a P2V).
     
  5. Scottrod

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    +1. Very happy with my P2V. Just want one of the gimbals being released and it's pretty perfect. Also hope they might release new cameras in the future as technology improves...