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What would you suggest?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Tuff Adams, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Tuff Adams

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    I have a Phantom 1.1.1 that I would like to use for shooting videos. I want a plug and play option that will allow me to mount a camera (I have a Go Pro Black) and I would like to see from the ground what my camera is seeing from the air. What do I need to purchase to make this happen?

    I have the following equipment:

    Phantom 1.1.1 equipped with rotor guards
    Go Pro 3 Black
    5 batteries
     
  2. steele9999

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    That's a Tuff one (pardon the pun).

    I was faced with the same dilemma a little over a month ago. Should I upgrade my P1.1.1 (with GoPro Hero 3 Black) or buy a P2V+
    When I thought of the cost to add a gimbal and then the items for FPV, I had to factor in that I would have to install all this and get it working smoothly. For me the real deal breaker was it was going to reduce flight time of the P1.1.1 (already short)

    I would say go to the P2V+ and sell your P1. The difference in video quaqlity is night and day.
    Check out my videos from the P1:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vncKxAOeCM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GIOzdNG2UE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4uTiZ98wRM

    And then the P2V+

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p5LMNxaegs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJMkATKxEUM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm3Pt_PmDzo


    Good Luck with your decision
     
  3. dragonash

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    why should he buy a new one? He already has a gopro and a working quad.
    For a measly few hundred (not even) he can get a 3axis gimbal, that gets better video quality than the vision since he has a gopro. As for battery life, he can get better ones for $30.

    Now, for an FPV setup, you can go to http://www.readymaderc.com/ and submit a ticket. Tell them what you want, what equipment you have and they will tell you the items you need.

    Also, you have a choice between a 2-axis and 3-axis gimbal setup
    Here are 2 gimbals that are popular. (please note, no gimbals are entirely "plug'n'play")

    GL-2X
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GL-2X-2-axis-CN ... 461a405331

    GL-3X
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GL-3X-3-Axis-CN ... 461f605c38

    If you dont care about steady video and just want to see where you are going, then all you need is a vibration cancelling mount, which looks something like this
    http://www.banggood.com/DJI-Phantom-GoP ... mygqHw_wcB

    THAT requires just screwing it into the quad's underbelly. As plug'n'play as you can get

    These batteries will get you back to around 7 - 9 min of flight time.
    http://www.2dogrc.com/mad-dog-2700-mah- ... -xt60.html
     
  4. steele9999

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    Just stating my opinion. I was running 2800mAh batteries and still wanted more flight time not less.
     
  5. npalen

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    You could mount a 4000mah crosswise under the belly and behind the gimbal. I get 13-15 minutes with this and P2 props. Or you run a pair 2200mah and get about the same.