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Phantom 2 vs. F450

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by adanac, May 20, 2014.

  1. adanac

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    With all of the reported failures of the Phantom 2 (flyaways, loss of power, drift, etc.) I am considering flying with an F450 instead (which I already own). Here are the pros and cons as I see them - I'm sure I've forgotten some but here are most:

    PROS
    - with H3-3D it's around the same price as Phantom 2/H3-3D
    - slightly larger
    - batteries cheaper
    - adjustable GPS puck for dealing with TBE, etc.
    - uses full NAZA FC, not abbreviated as Phantom version reported to be
    - more reliable?
    - different props readily available
    - parts easily swapped/replaced if crashed

    CONS
    - you have to build it (although it's pretty easy)
    - you have to buy a radio tx and rx
    - shorter flight times
    - non self tightening props (at least not the with the current standard kit)
    - you have to buy a separate lipo charger
    - you have to handle batteries with more care
    - LED not as visible

    For many who just want to have fun in the park, the F450 might not be the best choice. However, for someone like myself, who has a radio already, wants to shoot serious (GoPro) video, and have more than one bird, it can be an option worth considering.
     
  2. Raffelos

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    Is the Walkera QR X350 Pro too bad to be considered?

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  3. adanac

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    I know nothing about the Walkera but suspect it doesn't fly the H3-3D.