UnderGround Forums
 

OtherGround Forums >> ** DJI Phantom thread (Quadcopters)


5/14/14 8:40 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4669
 
I got my DJI Phantom 2 with H3-3D gimbal Quadcopter and I am amazed with this thing. I did do a "flyaway" twice already but that was my error since I had WiFi on my GoPro going and I didn't check if 6 satellites or more were hitting.

Any other Phantom owners on board.
I primarily bought it for the business but this thing is addicting.
5/14/14 8:42 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Fighting
372 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 11/19/05
Posts: 24323

I have no idea what that is, but I'm guessing a drone with camera?   pics?

5/14/14 8:47 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4670
Fighting - 

I have no idea what that is, but I'm guessing a drone with camera?   pics?


5/14/14 9:58 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4671

DJI Phantom 2 Crash , Fly Away TWICE on my first run ever. Fly aways are REAL, when you make mistakes from Big7 Media on Vimeo.

Footage when my daughter and I crashed it.
Look how smooth the gimbal is for when Newbs like ourselves flew it.
5/17/14 4:15 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Fighting
372 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 11/19/05
Posts: 24373

TTT For a brother

5/17/14 4:19 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Jackie Treehorn
50 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 9/11/08
Posts: 333
I just put up a thread about this very thing. Timely!. I am looking at the same setup you have but am considering the Phantom 2+ with the onboard camera instead. How do you like it with the GoPro. I have a Hero Black already. Did you play with one before you bought it?
5/17/14 4:21 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
IronHands
96 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 2/14/10
Posts: 2428
These things are going to revolutionize porn.
5/17/14 4:23 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Poorsport22
1060 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/31/12
Posts: 1447
Range?
Price?
What exactly was the reason for the flyaways?
Any serious damage taken? Phone Post 3.0
5/17/14 4:25 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Nitecrawler
1877 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/3/03
Posts: 64229
Mixed Martial Arts, LLC, Moderator
How much did that run you? Phone Post 3.0
5/17/14 4:38 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Jackie Treehorn
50 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 9/11/08
Posts: 334
Nitecrawler - How much did that run you? Phone Post 3.0

You can buy it for $959 without the GoPro included at BH Photo or Adorama for the NYC guys.
5/17/14 6:45 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Gforce
31 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 14458
Interested.

There were rumors that they were coming up with a system where you could program it with GPS waypoints and that it would autonomously go and fly a loop (shooting video and pictures) and then return.

Once it does that, I'm there...
5/17/14 8:01 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
djbobbyt
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/9/14
Posts: 100
I have a blade mqx, its smaller but more nimble and only 160. I can do rolls and flips and its quick as hell. Even tho its small and light ive flown it outside in up to 30mph winds and crashed many times.

If ur looking for something to have fun get one. I fly it and my dog chases it around. I also can hook a string to it and pick up his balls for the yard. Phone Post 3.0
5/17/14 10:21 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4672
Jackie Treehorn - I just put up a thread about this very thing. Timely!. I am looking at the same setup you have but am considering the Phantom 2+ with the onboard camera instead. How do you like it with the GoPro. I have a Hero Black already. Did you play with one before you bought it?

So we talked to the man himself from DJI, Eric Cheng and he spent an hour talking about which one was best for us. The Phantom 2 with the H3-3D was best suitable for us since we do Videography. If you want to take Photos as well, Then you want the Vision+. The Vision+ takes nice crisp video but not as good as the Hero3+. 1080P 60FPS or 720P 120FPS. The Vision+ does only 1080p 30fps. and 720p 60fps. So we went with the Phantom2 with the H3-3D Gimbal and love it.
5/17/14 10:39 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4673
Poorsport22 - Range?
Price?
What exactly was the reason for the flyaways?
Any serious damage taken? Phone Post 3.0

Stock about 1-1.25 miles. I have already seen modified ones go past the 2.25 mile mark. Also, it depends what kind of obstruction within that radius. There is one person that went past 5 miles but only because he was on a pretty good inclined hill with just country flats between him.

Price is anywhere from $495-$1295

Flyaways can be a number of things but mostly because most operators are impatient and tend not to wait for all the GPS satellites to hit the P2, It should be 6 or more to be safe.

No serious damage, This thing takes a beating pretty good.
5/17/14 10:55 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4674

Aerial Drone View - Las Vegas, NV from Elevated Media Productions on Vimeo.

Vegas from a DJI Phantom2
5/18/14 8:12 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Jackie Treehorn
50 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 9/11/08
Posts: 338
uniquetechnique - 
Jackie Treehorn - I just put up a thread about this very thing. Timely!. I am looking at the same setup you have but am considering the Phantom 2+ with the onboard camera instead. How do you like it with the GoPro. I have a Hero Black already. Did you play with one before you bought it?

So we talked to the man himself from DJI, Eric Cheng and he spent an hour talking about which one was best for us. The Phantom 2 with the H3-3D was best suitable for us since we do Videography. If you want to take Photos as well, Then you want the Vision+. The Vision+ takes nice crisp video but not as good as the Hero3+. 1080P 60FPS or 720P 120FPS. The Vision+ does only 1080p 30fps. and 720p 60fps. So we went with the Phantom2 with the H3-3D Gimbal and love it.

Thanks for the info. I am glad to have an opinion from someone who has one and I think I will do the same setup. I live 3 miles from some of the most beautiful sand dunes in Michigan and want to use it for flyovers of the lighthouses and dunes.
5/18/14 6:50 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4676
Jackie Treehorn - 
uniquetechnique - 
Jackie Treehorn - I just put up a thread about this very thing. Timely!. I am looking at the same setup you have but am considering the Phantom 2+ with the onboard camera instead. How do you like it with the GoPro. I have a Hero Black already. Did you play with one before you bought it?

So we talked to the man himself from DJI, Eric Cheng and he spent an hour talking about which one was best for us. The Phantom 2 with the H3-3D was best suitable for us since we do Videography. If you want to take Photos as well, Then you want the Vision+. The Vision+ takes nice crisp video but not as good as the Hero3+. 1080P 60FPS or 720P 120FPS. The Vision+ does only 1080p 30fps. and 720p 60fps. So we went with the Phantom2 with the H3-3D Gimbal and love it.

Thanks for the info. I am glad to have an opinion from someone who has one and I think I will do the same setup. I live 3 miles from some of the most beautiful sand dunes in Michigan and want to use it for flyovers of the lighthouses and dunes.

Make sure to share here, That would be quite beautiful
5/18/14 7:14 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
bluekyle
10 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/15/10
Posts: 216
In Phone Post 3.0
5/18/14 9:15 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
poops
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 9/1/12
Posts: 326
I was one of the early adopters of the phantom. Had mine for almost a year and a half now. It can take a beating. It draws a crowd for sure. Fun! Phone Post 3.0
5/18/14 11:20 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Spinelock
41 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/17/07
Posts: 6040
How much extra weight can it hold?
5/19/14 2:23 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4677
Spinelock - How much extra weight can it hold?

Not sure but about that.
5/19/14 2:24 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4678

Sarah + Micah Teaser from Big7 Media on Vimeo.

I made this teaser Wedding video for my friend today. Will have his highlight video up by next week.
5/19/14 3:19 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jakeb
7 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/28/05
Posts: 273
In for later Phone Post 3.0
5/21/14 1:45 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4680

Visit Belize v 1.2 from skycamguatemala on Vimeo.

5/22/14 3:41 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
uniquetechnique
648 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 4681

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.