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talked someone out of the vision +

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dragonash, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. dragonash

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    And into a phantom 2 or 1.

    I'm currently on my way home from vacation but was flying my fc40 over a vineyard yesterday when the owners son came up to me asking about it and how he was going to get the "$1300" version.

    I told him no way! Not as your first quad. And I explained how DJI support is non existent and if you break anything on it like the camera or gimbal, you essentially have to buy a new quad or lose it for months while china repairs it and charges you.

    I told him he is better off buying a phantom 1or 2 and modding it. Add your own cheap gimbal and go pro' both of which can be easily replaced if broken. But before anything else, I directed him to a cheap hubsan quad. Once he practices with that, then he can move up to the bigger stuff.

    Hopefully I saved someone from losing $1300!
     
  2. Happyflyer

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    Good points. But if he buys a cheap hubsan and it flies as bad as mine, he will more than likely not buy anything else.
     
  3. kydan

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    Dji are sort of fool proof to an extent. Everything else requires much more attention and having to control all 4+ channels at once.
     
  4. adanac

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    This is EXACTLY why you should start on a smaller, cheaper, harder quad.

    I will probably get out of Phantoms altogether and go to the F450 for flying a GoPro. Many advantages there.



     
  5. dragonash

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    Learn how to properly control the hubsan and you will handle atti mode with no issues
     
  6. Nidge

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    Like many others I have found that the Hubsan X4 is a great little quad to learn and improve your skills. I made all my mistakes on the Hubsan and to date I have yet to even scuff a prop on my Phantom or F550 Hex.

    On the subject of the Visions and the FC40 these are somewhat of a loners quad. The frequencies used for control and video are a complete contradiction to the rest of the RC World. In a recent video by RCGroups, where they were maidening a new fixed wing FPV platform, the reviewer lost his video link due to someone starting up a Phantom Vision at the flying field.

    I'm not knocking those who have chosen a Vision or FC40, they are still very good platforms, but if you intend to fly at a FPV gathering be prepared to adopt the persona of a redheaded stepchild.

    Regards

    Nidge
     
  7. Nidge

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    The Vision, Vision Plus, and the FC40 use the same frequencies within the 5.8GHz ISM band (5.725GHz - 5.875GHz) for control that are used for video transmission in conventional FPV flying. You can hear the reviewers experience and how he concluded that it was interference from a DJI Phantom Vision that knocked out his video from about 14 mins into the video

    http://youtu.be/N_N8PlZwQXA

    Regards

    Nidge