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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by andythilo, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. andythilo

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    Hi

    I've built a few quads and hexes in the past but left the hobby to pursue other ventures.

    However I've now decided to take the plunge as I wanted a good video platform so have bought a P3P. Should turn up tomorrow I hope .

    Used a Naza M V2 before so pretty used to DJI functions but I feel I'll have a lot to learn with the DJI Go app.

    Just wondered if there are any must have accessories or miss needed?

    Cheers

    Andy


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  2. Patrick

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    ND Filters and extra batteries!
     
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  3. andythilo

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    Batteries are expensive! Lol. What kind of ND filters?


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  4. tcope

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    I'd opt for nice tablet before I went with ND filters. Being able to easily see what you are filming can be important.

    I'd recommend in this order:

    Extra batteries
    Extra batteries
    Did I mention extra batteries?
    3rd party camera/gimble lock
    Nice tablet
    3rd party 3 battery charger to charge those.... extra batteries
    Perhaps a good car inverter to charge those... extra batteries while in the field



     
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  5. andythilo

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    Hi, I've got an iPad Mini 2 Retina to use for it already.

    Ordering a gimbal lock/lens cap, carbon protection plate that goes between the legs and an ND filter of some description. I will get more batteries but will have to wait a while due to their price.
     
  6. Patrick

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    also get or 3d print a sunshade for your tablet, it will make filming in the sun reasonable!
     
  7. andythilo

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    Well holy PITA batman!!

    Got my P3P today. Taken me about 2 hours to get it running lol. Thought I had a DOA, turns out my iPad Mini needed a factory reset/software reload via itunes in order for the Go app to recognise it.

    Before I figured that out, I updated the firmware to latest and controller. Just done a quick test flight and all seems good. Video quality is amazing.

    Do these props benefit from balancing at all? I've done loads in the past, both hub and blade but I no longer have my balancer.

    Fitted my carbon gimbal saver which although a little thin fitted really well. Same can't be said for the lens cover/gimbal clamp which doesn't fit at all :(

    Hopefully a few vids to follow.
     
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  8. TWP723

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    I think balancing the props made a big difference on my bird. Seems like it's not as loud as it used to be. But I'm old so...;) But other than that, I haven't noticed a performance difference...at all. May be the balancing helps the motors last a bit longer...not sure.
     
  9. SamNetwork

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    I don't think anyone mentioned extra batteries...they are recommended.