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Thinking about getting a third P1

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Monte55, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Monte55

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    I really don't need a third. My other two are flying fine. My concern is...are they still being made? The price is down again and I'm thinking it may be a good idea to have the extra parts. Thoughts? Although I like the features of the newer machines, I'm not ready to deal with all the problems people have with them. I want to fly and have fun. Not worry about when it's going to crash due to battery problems and all the other things that can lead to problems. It's $299 now with second battery and tx batteries and charger.
     
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    A new P2 is $499. Been around for long enough that most of the big issues are resolved.
     
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    Although the ESC issue is not resolved, and there is still an issue with P2s occasionally getting corrupt data and crashing suddenly ? Not sure whether these two affected the P1. The P3 certainly has the ESC issue fixed.
     
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    What will a P2 do for me that a P1 won't other than higher priced batteries and flying time?
     
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    Haven't ever flown a P1 so I couldn't give an opinion on the difference but I imagine there is a difference. Having flown the P2 a lot, it's a good platform. Batteries are not exactly cheap, I'll give you that.
     
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    I believe the only difference is bigger props and battery. Maybe lift a tad more. My P1s fly very well and do their job. Of course I can't put all I want on it at one time...fpv tx...gps tracker...camera and gimble. It might lift it for a short flight but there is only so much room on a Phantom. I like some of the neat features of newer models..BUT. ..I want to fly the quad. I really don't want to program it to fly a mission so far away from me that I can't see it while I sit in a chair sipping tea. That's what video games are for. I know we all have different needs so I'm not knocking anyone that wants to do this. I don't want a computer to be in control, I want to be the pilot. These things are getting so complex and it's so easy to make a mistake. Now you have to worry if your phone or tablet is always going to work with the quad etc. Lot of people having issues there. I always feel that when I go out to fly, my quads won't let me down and they haven't yet. So back to original question. How long will P1s be made or available. It is such a simple complex craft that does its job well.
     
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    No idea to your original question about when the supply stream will run dry. But you seem happy with your P1s, I would just buy one.
     
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    I have had both , and I loved flying the P1... light ,fast , nimble, quieter!

    I may grab another one as I miss the one I sold in feb.

    I also have a base P2v1 that is really fun and easy to fly without all the vision plus fuss

    I also have one of those for when I need or want good videos.

    as far as how long will they make it and how long available---its anyone's guess,
    but it makes sense for them to keep a low end starter craft to allow for cheaper intro to quads.

    good luck and have fun flying!
     
  9. Monte55

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    well, I just ordered my third Phantom 1 from BH Photo. With three, I should at least always have one flying. My Phantoms to me are like shoes to women.
     
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    I was just going to suggest that you NOT buy another one. What happens if I can't get another one, because you just got the last one? :(
     
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    You got me to thinking about I might be being selfish here. After thinking about it for awhile...I remembered that I don't care about that kinna stuff. ;-)
     
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    Just got an email and my new P1 has shipped .Yippie. I'll have so many props and batteries. That will make 9 batteries.
     
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    You could use one of the Phantom 1's components to build your own Flame Wheel 450 or 550. Just add 2 more motors and 2 more esc's and you could have a Hexacopter (550). The possibilities are endless.
     
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    I loved my P1s. There was something about them that was just so tossable. I felt like it was so light and responsive and I could fling it around the sky. Good luck with your new P1!
     
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    I don't believe you, but just so you can sleep easy tonight, I thought I would let you know, mine will ship tomorrow... :p
     
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    If you're still interested, I could sell you my P1.
    Purchased about 2 years ago now.
    I bought the P2 mainly for the longer flying times and I feel the P2 has better flight stability.
    While they both do the same thing, it probably boils down to personal preferences.
    Make me an offer.
     
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    Did you order from Band H also? I was trying to talk myself out of getting another one but my argument was too weak. .
     
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    Monte, how are your P1s equipped? What mods and how are your flight times?
     
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    Yep B&H. They said some guy told them not to ship to Wyoming, but I convinced them you meant that to be "For anyone but me". :p
     
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    Mine are stock with stock props. My first has prop guards. It flies fine with guards but all the weight adds up. I may take them off because of weight. I have the Fatshark Predator V2 I use some times but not often. I have a drone mods tracker I like to use . I have the walkera G2D gimble with Gopro white. With bare phanton 1 and tracker, I can get about 12 minutes or so. No tracker but gimble and gopro..about 8-9 minutes. This is using stock 2200 ma batteries and average flying. I don't remember the time with video tx on. I never tried a full flight with it yet. I may try one of the 2700 ma batteries sometime. I hear people like them. When my new Phantom arrives, I'll have nine batteries so no hurry to buy more batteries right now. With a good battery, gopro and simple camera mount, I think I have some videos around 13-14 minutes.