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To P3 ot not to P3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Formstone, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Formstone

    Nov 9, 2015
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    I am considering moving to P3A or P3P from my P2V+.

    Here are my thoughts and options;

    1. Sell my P2V+ ($600)
    Get P3A or P3P for ($1200)

    Out of pocket $600

    Upgrade my P2V+ by;

    Adding the 4mil GPS puck. ($10)
    Upgrading to the V3 controller with the tilt wheel and adding LightBridge. ($800)

    Out of pocket ($810).

    Now at first the ~$200 less to go P3A or P3P makes better $$$ sense but my concern is the new "features" AKA restrictions on the P3's, are they worth the builtin upgrades?

    Those that have gone this route ( especially anyone living near the backfilled swamp ) can you share your experience?

    The new software looks amazing but is the ecosystem around it too restrictive? ( I live just short of the 30 mile TFR )
    #1 Formstone, Dec 29, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
  2. Chicago1

    Dec 30, 2014
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    P3 = cheaper plastic (thinner) and plastic motor mounts vs metal (P2) which means cracked motor mounts. You can read about this everywhere. I have 200+ flights on a P2 Vision Plus Ver. 3. and would not trade it even up for the cheap plastic version (P3) with a 4K camera that means nothing. After 18 months, not 1 flaw in the body of this thing!
  3. daverich4

    Feb 12, 2015
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    The P3A is $799 not $1200. At least that's what I paid when I bought mine from DJl a couple of weeks ago.