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W323B differences?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DeeX, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. DeeX

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    So I bought a P3P and when I received it today the box says W323B not W323A and not W323.
    I didn't even know there was a W323B.

    Does anyone have any idea what there differences of the W323B are vs the W323A and W323?

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  2. henick

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    There are other threads on this already. Search. The A arguably is better. In B they try to offload some of the graphics processing to the tablet via a faster USB controller. Some users say A gives smoother video but I don't have enough experience with both to comment either way.
     
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    Well that's frustrating...
    Why make a revision worse?
    Anyone here that had had both?
    Where did you hear that the B was not smooth?

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    Again where did you get this info?

    I tried the W323B drone for the first time today.
    I can say that the lag is minimal but the video does seem slightly choppy, not as smooth as I was expecting.. however with that said this is the first time i have flown a phantom period.

    I'm wondering if the W323A is smoother...
    I think my buddy has an A and hope to compare soon. I'm picky when it comes to things. If the A is indeed smoother I might buy an A and just sell the B.

    Either way I'm looking for some concrete documented differences. I will say this, it seems some vents on the body (not on the arms) have larger more open slots.

    Thanks in advance.

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  5. DeeX

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    Is the video on the DJI App suppose to be as smooth as in this video?
    I have the W323B and its nothing like in this...
    I was flying very close. Max 60M away in a soccer field.
    Someone please confirm :p

     
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    He's confused. There are controller versions then there are craft versions. You are asking about the craft versions I think he is talking about the controller versions.

    See this about the craft versions (specifically about its transmitting power from the craft and the newer motors on the newer versions):
    Dual Battery Mod

    For the controller the versions are GL300A,B,C with A being the original one that did video processing in the controller before sending it out to the tablet/phone for display. Supposedly parts were removed by DJi in the follow on B and C models so that the video processing was forced to be handled by the tablet/phone instead.

    I have an A and a B controller and I can't tell the difference between them.
     
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  7. Phantom751874

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    Your tablet/phone FPV view will vary depending upon your distance and how noisy your surrounding area is from and RF standpoint. I have been in some pretty remote places and my FPV feed has never looked as clear as that DJi promotional video. For the most part it shouldn't matter unless it's downright horrendous looking. The FPV feed should be good enough to determine where you are relative to close objects.
     
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    I think that video is accurate. Just took the maiden flight with my P3A (W323A/GL300B) and can't really compare since it was dark out. If I replay some of the Litchi screen recordings from my P3P (W323/GL300) the quality looks similar to the video you posted.
    There are a lot of different factors at play here:
    • Different power output across the P3 models (W323/W323A/W323B)
    • Different power outputs across r/c's (GL300A/GL300B/GL300C)
    • Different processing capabilities across the r/c's too
    You also have a bitrate difference between P3A (2Mbps) and P3P (10Mbps) live feed.

    Did you try with 32ch hack on a clear channel?
     
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    Have not tried the channel hack yet... I was in the middle of a field so there wasnt much interference but I will try again.
    I did try different bit rates.. It was on auto and then I put it on 8mbps to test. The video feed looked the same to me.

    The W323B typically comes with the C controller so I kinda meant both...
    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    I got a hold of a W323A with a GL300B will be testing :D
    Can a GL300C be used with a W323A?

    Next I guess would be to test a K1 vs this Galaxy Tab S 8.4

    If anyone has any more feedback regarding the above discussed please chime in. :D
     
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    I don't like to say to much on here for each his own. I got a 300A and it gets my iPhone 6 all hot and if it's really cold out it will just turn off in flight. I think its some how causing
    My battery on my phone get over used because my phone will say battery low tell I turn it back on. It will have like 40% on it from 100% before a 10 min flight in the cold. I got a 300B and its super nice as can be. Don't drain my iPhone or my iPad Air I can use it all day and when it's cold I give out before the electronics. My 300B (new motors) has gone 12,000 feet from take off point with every bar still up even the video for a 24,800 round trip. My 300A has gone 5,200 feet. All my stuff is stock.
     
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    DeeX ... Is there any chance that you can possibly do a back to back range comparison between the 323A and the 323B models? (Unobstructed and urban) The results will be very interesting to quite a few people that have been watching the FCC specs which suggest that the 300C controller has as much as eight times the output power while many speculate that this is only a typo on the FCC site and both are comparable if not even slightly better for the 323A. Thanks!




    GL300C controller has a frequency range of
    2404.00000000 - 2470.00000000 and power output of 0.3030000 .

    The W323B Phantom 3 Professional has a frequency range of
    2406.50000000 - 2476.50000000 and a power output of 0.5200000



    The GL300B controller has a frequency range of
    2404.00000000 - 2480.00000000 and a power output of 0.0380000

    The W323A Phantom 3 Professional has a frequency range of
    2406.50000000 2476.50000000 and a power output of 0.6120000


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    Where are you getting 8 times as powerful from? There's a typo in the FCC docs? You seem to be comparing the r/c to the bird and not r/c to r/c...
     
  15. ddh1313

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    Ed209 please take a 2nd look... they are grouped r/c bird, r/c bird


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  16. Ed209

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    I'm not following you here... How are any of the combinations 8x more powerful???
     
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  17. ddh1313

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    I believe you will find that to be the variance in output power between the gl300b vs gl300c


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  18. Ed209

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    The GL300B controller has a frequency range of:
    2404.00000000 - 2480.00000000 and a power output of 0.0380000


    The GL300C controller has a frequency range of:
    2404.00000000 - 2470.00000000 and a power output of 0.3030000

    My math must be slipping :confused:
     
  19. ddh1313

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    Am I using fifth grade math for a measurement that is actually logarithmic or something along those lines?


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  20. M3t

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    DeeX did you ever get to test between the two? I just got a W323A but used to have a W323B. I'm curious too to see what the differences are.