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What are your cheap(er) Phantom alternates?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FlyingTwinkie, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. FlyingTwinkie

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    I'm curious what everyone flies when they're not flying their Phantoms. Not that Phantoms aren't fun to fly (I'm about to drop $799 on my first one, so I hope they are!), but do any of you have cheap(er) drones that they just fly for the fun of it without the worries that come with flying something as $$$ as your Phantom?

    I have a little Blade Pico QX that I enjoy flying around my living room. :p

    Apart from that, I've also owned a Parrot AR.Drone 2 but got rid of it after it continually flashed "Emergency" and fell out of the sky with the slightest bit of wind. And, I just sold my Blade 200 SRX for a couple hundred bucks to put towards my soon to be acquired P3A. :)
     
  2. M.I.T. One

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    Don't have another uav as yet. The new Traxxas line up has my attention though.
     
  3. Gary M

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    I'm practicing on my son's Sky Viper V950HD until I get my P3 Pro. It doesn't hover worth a **** (that or there's just something wrong with this one) and I'm sure it doesn't handle as well as a Phantom. So I'm hoping that learning on something "rough" will tweak my skills a bit.
     
  4. MrMcfly

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    --Estes Proto X FPV micro for indoor 'fun' (Get NiMH rechargeable batteries for the R/C, burns batts quick)

    --UDI 818A Discovery was my 'trainer' and I still love flying it on calm days. No FPV, but a good flyer, and fun.
     
  5. kptw_pilot

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    Syma X5C


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  6. DroneDestination

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    Tiny, tiny little Propel Quark
     
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  8. Jorgejim90

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    Not cheap but blade 350, qx3. Its awesome and has waaaaay more distance than my p3s. 20160109_101828.jpg Screenshot_2016-01-18-00-52-22.png 20160109_101828.jpg Screenshot_2016-01-18-00-52-22.png
     

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    Sorry about the duplicates, not sure what i did wrong
     
  10. Trashpicker

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    I am using an MJX X101 as a trainer. It is lightweight so when it crashes, nothing happens to it. It also has camera capabilities, but I have not installed it on the air craft yet. I am more interested in learning to fly it first. It is a cheap alternative as a trainer at $52.00 on Amazon without the camera.
    JM2cents.
     
  11. M.I.T. One

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    This is what I was referring too.
     
  12. kandelin16

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    -Syma x5c. First quad, fell in love on the spot.
    -Hubsan x4. Not sure why I have this one, but its fun.
    -RcLogger eye one. Not sure why I have this one either.
    -RcLogger eye one xtreme. Outdoor and sport flying. Its really fast.