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Member Since 02 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2014 07:06 AM

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In Topic: DJI Phantom GoPro helicopter

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.



In Topic: DJI Phantom GoPro helicopter

15 April 2014 - 07:15 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?

Yea good point. I am hopeful that Eric chimes in here as there are still some important questions to answer.

In Topic: Inon strobe knobs

15 April 2014 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for the links. The ones I saw were all metal, very robust and easy to grab. The knurled surface is still not real helpful with aqua sealed gloves. The ones I saw were all metal and had large flats machined onto the knob, attached then by a set screw like the original knobs.


In Topic: DJI Phantom GoPro helicopter

14 April 2014 - 04:34 AM

So the wifi from a go pro does not talk to the plane which in turn transmits live viewing to the remote control unit/Iphone? Sounds like not, but worth asking.


And just to be sure:


1. Has anyone had any legal issues flying their plane in the USA? Or is a license really needed?


2. The camera that comes with the latest Phantom 2 is NOT SWAPPABLE with future new camera versions? So say Phantom comes out with a newer model of camera.  Does that mean I have to purchase a whole new Phantom systemm?


3. I believe that I read the Phantom only comes with a 4 gig capacity card.  Has anyone found this to be insufficient? I shoot a lot of video and 4 gigs can fill up quickly.




In Topic: DJI Phantom GoPro helicopter

09 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

You do know GoPro 4 is just around the corner right? If you can wait, don't get the GoPro 3+ right now.


Yea, that's a big advantage when using the Phantom...I can upgrade cameras.  Have you or anyone else used the wifi viewing system on the phantom? If it's a huge advantage then that makes the decision harder, but if it isn't a real advantage because you need to watch the plane more than the controls then the decision gets easier.