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Phantom2 VS Phantom 2 Vision- Frequencies

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Dadman, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Dadman

    Dec 29, 2013
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    Dear Fellow Phantom Pilots,
    I recently purchased a Phantom 2 with Zenmuse Gimbal & GoPro Hero 3+. I considered purchasing the Phantom 2 Vision, but I went with the Zenmuse Gimbal GoPro Hero 3+ set-up as the Zenmuse offers multi-axis tilt, whereas the Phantom 2 Vision camera only offers single axis tilt.
    I'm happy with the Phantom 2 with Zenmuse Gimbal set-up but I'm amazed that this advanced set-up does not allow for in-flight camera control when the less expensive Vision does. What is really a mystery is that dji REVERSED the frequencies on their Vision to allow WiFi camrea control.
    The Phantom 2 with Zenmuse Gimbal & GoPro Hero 3+ transmits on a frequency of 2.4GHz with a video down-link of 5.8GHz. The Phantom 2 Vision is reversed and transmits on a frequency of 5.8GHz with a WiFi control (video down-link) of 2.4GHz. The GoPro Hero 3+ also has a WiFi control (video down-link) of 2.4GHz.
    WHY DIDN'T DJI SET-UP THEIR PHANTOM 2 THE SAME WAY THEY SET-UP THEIR PHANTOM 2 VISION? This would allow WiFi control of the GoPro Hero 3+ while in the air. AS it is I have to start the GoPro Hero 3+ on the ground, then let it "auto operate" with no control of it while in the air. This is a totally archaic approach and IMO a HUGE oversight on the part of dji.
    FYI- I have read posts where users have had their Phantom 2 "fly-off" because they had the Go Pro Hero 2.4GHz WiFi on and it interfered with the 2.4GHz transmitter on the Phantom 2.
    Any ideas or work-arounds to this?
  2. Drone7

    Nov 12, 2013
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    Probably there is no app for 5.8Ghz and 2.4 is way better then 5.8 for the flight controller because you can fly much further with your Gopro now.