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phantom 2 vision repair dealers

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Help' started by oscar19, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. oscar19

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    Hi. I live in the Chicago, Illinois area. I am new to this hobby, especially the new quads and its' peripherals.

    I recently had a crash where one of my motors on the drone is sticking. I may need to send this out for repair since I am not very mechanically inclined. I have a second drone I will be using in the meantime but would like this first one repaired.

    Can anyone provide feedback on good repair centers I can send my quad to for repairs? I've seen several listed but want to make sure the repairs are correct and timely and reasonably priced.

    I understand I will probably need to send my equipment by fedex or some carrier but would like the dealer to be in the US if possible.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. oscar19

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    Thanks.

    That was one of the first dealers I saw on the web. When I did some searches I found some pretty negative posts about them. Most complaints were about time taken for repairs and customer service or follow-up. Not sure how valid these complaints are but I really don't want to take chances when trying to find a good dealer.
     
  3. oscar19

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    I am bumping up my own post in hopes of getting an answer.

    As I mentioned above, I recently had a crash with my PV2 quad. In the least I need some motor repair/replace and possibly some electronics.

    I plan on sending my quad out for repair since I'm sure there's no Chicago area repair centers I could just walk in and drop off.

    Anyone here know of a reputable US repair shop where I can get good work done. Definitely looking for one that people here have used or are familiar with. Obviously quality work and quick turnaround time are important. And a reasonable price definitely helps.

    Anyone have some ideas?

    Thanks.
     
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    Check with Peter at AcesDeals.biz
    I bought my P2V+ from him. Great guy and great customer service. And he's an authorized repair facility.
     
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    Thanks! I'll do some research on them.

    Btw, have you heard anything on their repair reputation? Cost and turnaround time?

    I am getting anxious to send my quad out, though. It's just sitting there, gathering dust.....
     
  6. eagleseye

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    He's a mom and pop operation. I came across him through a guy named Jim Bowers on the Demunseed You Tube channel who has ALOT of videos concerning Phantoms. He personally spoke with Peter (as have I) for over 2 hours and has nothing but great things to say about him, his company and his customer service. You can call him at 888-239-2644 to see for yourself. Keep in mind, I didn't know either of these gentlemen prior to my decision to get involved with this hobby of ours back in August. Hope this helps.
     
  7. oscar19

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    added question

    Thanks. It does help.

    BTW, I spoke with Peter at acesdeals.biz today and will send my quad to him this weekend. Also, if the price of my repair is right, am thinking about having him install a stage 1 tx/wifi extender kit.

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    I am thinking of having the following installed to extend tx/wifi. Anyone have any thoughts on this and is it worth having done? Below is copied from acesdeals website:


    This kit will net most people 4,000 – 5,000 feet in distance.
    Includes:
    1x U.FL > RP-SMA gold cable installed into radio controller
    1x U.FL > RP-SMA gold cable installed into WiFi repeater
    1x 11db gain panel antenna on radio controller
    1x 9db gain directional TP Link panel antenna in WiFi repeater
     
  8. skidtrash

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    what ever you do dont send it to DJI unless you dont want to see it for a LONG time. mines been there for 7 weeks already and not even one update
     
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    WHAT was one of the first dealers? Or were we supposed to guess?
     
  10. Minolta

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    Just wanted to add on to Oscar19 's request, because I also live in the suburbs of Chicago and need a good reparer.
    Are there any in the Chicago area?