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Phantom 3 or F450 FPV upgrade?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by boogieflyer, May 18, 2015.

  1. boogieflyer

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    I have a DJI F450 with Naza M2 which I am very attached to, and I am finally ready to go FPV. But I’ve got a bit of a dilemma.

    I like the idea of all the things Lightbridge has to offer but it’s too expensive. I’m looking at an Immersion Tx with Boscam monitor and Rx, plus an H4-3D with Hero 4 (so I will finally get an upgrade to my Hero 1 which I got a lot of use out of for non-aerial stuff).

    All these upgrade items together cost as much as a new Phantom 3 which seems to offer everything in one package, including maximum functionality out of Lightbridge (more than if I added standalone Lightbridge to my F450) and a camera that should not disappoint even if I liked the wideangle of the GoPro (and wasn’t too fussed about its fisheye distortion).

    So it seems like a no brainer to go for a P3 instead of trying to upgrade my F450 to analogue FPV. I’d keep the F450 just for mucking about and teaching my kids how to fly.

    Am I missing something here, or is their good reason to upgrade the F450 for the same price as a P3?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
     
  2. Meta4

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    It seems like a no brainer to go for a P3 instead of just about anything else.
    Nothing comes close for features and price.
     
  3. boogieflyer

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    Thanks Meta4, good to have a definitive answer! Was quietly wondering if P3 components are diluted in quality to make that range of features available at that price level. I haven’t seen anyone suggesting P3 to be a downgrade from say Naza Mv2 and H4-3D. That must be the power of mass production.
     
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    It's DJI making things very difficult for the other makers that were trying to launch competing drones back around the same time.
    It's a bad time to be trying to launch another drone but a great time to be shopping for a new one..

    They did this with the P1.
    They priced it originally so they would only break even to make it hard for any competitors to make a profit. The P1 took off and they sold massively so DJI made lots of $$ anyway.