I'm sure others have commented on this, but I wanted to add my observations after having flown the two aircraft(one after the other) about a week ago. I don't think there's any question the Vision Plus 3.0 is the better aircraft....for a number of reasons: The motors are better designed with more substantial wiring and bearings. The upgraded motors certainly provide greater lift because they generate 33% more power over the Vision Plus motors. Also, the newly designed props(with greater pitch angle in the blades) sure help with lift. Nice to see improvements made to the compass: encased in its own compartment and better wiring. The controller is upgraded and improved. Rechargeable with LED battery status lights. Nice. Another improvement over the original controller is the rotary dial (on the left upper shoulder of the controller) which now allows you to more easily and smoothly control the camera gimbal. Very good. The Vision Plus 3.0 is a better performing aircraft. It's certainly faster and climbs better. I also found it even a bit more stable in flight. The new props have a different sound as well. The 3.0 represents a number of positive upgrades.