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#21 NWDiver



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:26 AM

The kit I bought came with a case which fits everything you need.  You could get a laptop or tablet in it also.  The case would be ok in the larger International/Domestic carriers but no way it will fit in the smaller regional/puddle jumpers in areas like SE Asia.  You would have to Gate Check it.



#22 Kelpfish


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

I have been doing a lot of research and found a lot about random Phantom fly aways and poor customer service around this issue. It reminds me of the the Nikon D600 sensor spot issue where Nikon refused to acknowledge the problem until nearly two years later.  I think I will look at other alternatives.  Any ideas?  I do like the 25 minute flight time of the Phantom, though.  But too many seemingly experienced flyers are reporting fly aways even with the claim that they followed step by step calibration instructions. With my luck, I would lose it on day one.  Some lost their after day one and others after hundreds of flights, then all of a sudden it's gone.


Would love to hear any suggestions to alternatives.



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#23 sjspeck


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:23 AM

Just how one pack quad copter, gopro, camera, laptop, camera housing, tablet, camera for land use, all in to carry on to a plane?



You can't really if you bring all that other stuff, the DJI quad doesn't break down small enough since it's a solid body quad - only the struts/camera mount come off somewhat easily. DJI sells one for their complete system or there's this one:


http://www.amazon.co...ji phantom case


IDK about you all but I also carry regs, mask and a few clothes so I'll be checking mine.

Edited by sjspeck, 20 April 2014 - 01:38 AM.

#24 edmond320


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:59 AM

Just return from Raja Ampat and filmed an aerial video. 

Vision Plus is awesome.




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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

Been looking at the EVO800 for the GH4 - but man do they get pricey!!


Love it Edmond!

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#26 mech


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:38 AM

Better to take DJI Phantom 2. It has better specs and much more powerful than previous model.

I own the newly released DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter. If you want to buy it read my Phantom 4 drone review first.

#27 hellhole


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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:27 AM

I want to throw in the mariner into the mix. I think it has great potential...

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:49 PM

Have played with the Phantom some more, still fine for my use.  If it goes down over water you have "minimized" your losses.  Good news is they have come out with filters that will work with the older gimbals.


So far no one has given me any issues.  But once someone crashes one into a school bus....


Couple of vids that incorporate Phantom shots over water. Drone was launched and returned to a small launch.




Edited by NWDiver, 20 March 2015 - 05:05 PM.

#29 wagsy


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:00 AM

O wow, 10 years now, where has the time gone to.?

Thought I would have a look here.

Some nice clips guys.

The little Phantoms are prefect for nice steady shots alright and in GPS mode and are very simple to fly.


I kind of moved on from my Phantom and build my own now

Here is my latest design, yes I can fly it slow or hover it but it's just so much fun to fly like this. 

Will get it out over the reef soon.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:36 AM

Phantom 3 release is imminent. I have found the Phantom more useful than my larger dslr-class copter simply because I can transport it easily, fly it longer, and with less fanfare. After replacing the GoPro lens with a rectilinear one, the footage doesn't even register as GoPro footage immediately:


I'm hoping the Phantom 3 will make take the GoPro out of the picture entirely and give us the Inspire 1 camera and gimbal in a phantom sized package.

Edited by textilet, 01 April 2015 - 08:39 AM.