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Phantom 2 Vision+ or Phantom 2

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by len750, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. len750

    Dec 10, 2013
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    Hello everyone,
    So Christmas is on its way. Wife is asking me “what do you want”. A new Phantom of course! I've had the original Phantom 1.1.1 for 1 year and a half or so. It’s hanging a Go Pro Hero 2, no gimbal, no FPV. I've never even used, let alone ever seen in person (no pun) an FPV system in use. So I was really interested in the Phantom 2 Vision+. But for myself this Christmas, I’ll be getting the GoPro 4, not sure which, black or silver. I use the Go Pros for mountain biking, dirt biking, diving and other activities that I’m getting too old to do but will never stop doing. So… Vision+, ready to fly with FPV and descent camera $1300.00. Phantom 2… ready for the new GoPro and infinitely upgradeable. But $2500.00 or more after (H3-3D) gimbal and Lightbridge? Can I attach and receive signals with my IPad Air to the Vision+? Will the Vision+ really go out ¾ mile with good FPV reception? Are people truly getting around 25 minutes of flight with the Vision+? Is anyone happier with the Phantom 2 due to the potential upgrades? I don’t solder by the way and also I am not comfortable with taking apart my new Phantom to add additional parts. I live in Arizona (Scottsdale) and we live in an area that is semi-rural with a really good line of site all around.
    Can anyone with similar circumstances give me some good advice?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. eyecon82

    Oct 18, 2014
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    Just get the p2v+ if you aren't comfortable opening your Phantom.
  3. lsteigerwalt

    Jun 20, 2014
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    Sumter South Carolina
    +1 one of the deciding factors for me to...I watched a buddy of mine spend $3,000 on a custom job to only be able to fly 7-8 mins...and the fpv range wasn't great either..needless to say discussing our copters with each other is a sore spot for one of us :roll: