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V1.1.1 upgrades

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davejschumaker, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. davejschumaker

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    So I've had my phantom for close to two months now and it's a blast. But I'm not the kind of guy that can leave well enough alone and with reading so many of the upgrades that people have already done I can't wait. But I have to wonder which one to do first. I would think upgrading the TX would be the best first one to do, to avoid a fly away with all the expensive toys attached. From my research a TX with telemetry would be the most obvious choice, in case of a fly away you'd have a last position GPS coord to find it. Plus battery strength, speed, distance and a few other readings are good. So then the first question I pose is which is the best TX to get? I think I'm leaning towards the Futaba 8FG Super. More than enough channels to grow with, great distance for future FPV, freq hopping, and I've even seen a post or two that said the Futaba can easily bing with the V1.1.1 Phantom. What's not to love, right? Any words of wisdom for a new guy?
     
  2. Tobrouk

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    Hi!

    I chose to upgrade to FPV first as I don't really believe in fly away as long as you do all procedures correctly. I tried FPV a couple of times now and I have to say that it's awesome!

    I have the Fatshark Attitude V2. It's a bundle and you get everything you need to start except the battery.

    The thing with other transmitter is they don't come with centered spring sticks... I like that about the DJI transmitter. But my choice would be the Futaba T8J.

    Cheers!
     
  3. davejschumaker

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    Hi, and thanks for the reply.

    Fatshark does seem to be the standard for FPV, so when it's time to get that gear I'm sure that's what I'll get.

    I would like to not believe in fly aways either, but just seems to be too many posts that I have seen. And to watch a well over $1000 piece of equipment (+camera, FPV, etc) go bye bye, gives me a sinking feeling. I do the compass dance, but again people who have had fly aways said they did too. So for me getting a better controller seems worth every penny. Plus I will be able to bind it with other systems as I build them.

    I agree with you about the center spring stick, but a quick google search does show that Futaba can be modded to have that.

    SO why the choice of the T8J over the 8FG?
     
  4. Tobrouk

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    Actually my choice for the T8J over the 8FG would be mainly because of the price! I guess that the T8J does the job just fine for a good price!