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Phantom 3 v. 1

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by JamesO, May 4, 2016.

  1. JamesO

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    I've had a Phantom 1.1.1 since Easter. I love it, and it's super fun to fly. I got it after getting my feet with with a Dromida Vista, and the GPS difference is night and day.

    It looks like prices on the Phantom 3 standard are coming down, and I've been thinking about selling my 1.1.1 to make the jump. The camera and gimbal are really appealing.

    Would you say the Phantom 3 has any drawbacks compared to the 1.1.1? Is it just as nimbal? Just as steady? Can I take the camera and gimbal off when I'm not in the mood?

    Thanks!
     
  2. flpholt

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    p3s blows away phantom 1 you would really love it
    no you cant takeoff gimble
     
  3. MassDrone

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    I got a Phantom 1.1.1 for Christmas. By April I was ready to jump on a $399 P3S on eBay. It's like going from a nice hand calculator to a powerful laptop. I love the video feed and the gimbal


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  4. JamesO

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    Same here! The video is incredible. The intelligent flight modes are incredible.
     
  5. Ti22

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    The main bummer for me would be batteries. P3 is more locked down proprietary battery system. I fly FW (fixed wing) model planes and use numerous P1 type battery packs. I’m very accustomed to RC Lipo so I don’t need or care for BMS packs. New users might be better served with current DJI battery systems? Not me…

    Plus, I already added Gimbal and Video TX and I can carry an arguably better camera (GoPro).

    However, I was recently at a Sam’s club and saw pallet of P3 standards for just under $600 ($587, IIRC?)

    A year ago when I outfitted my P1 with all the goodies, they were running about $1200. Already had the GoPro…

    Today, I’d probably go for P3 and try to figure out BMS workaround for the battery pack?
     
  6. Verydrone

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    The camera is integrated with the craft but it can be done. Camera wise, the Phantom 3 Standard is definitely an upgrade, only downfall is its use of wifi.