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Old 04-11-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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Time for a drone? new DJI model released

http://dji.com/?r=F8txSa

If anyone has been thinking about getting a drone, this could be a good time!

DJI, the leader in this kind of toy just announced a new model. I think this is important for two reasons, first the cost is lower than it has been, at about 1000.00 and the current versions are going on a fire sale.

The Phantom Vision 3 is the newest one, big camera, better at flying indoors and some other cool features.

I have a Phantom vision 2 and couldn't be happier with it, all the current models just got priced at close out prices.

If I had it to do over, I would still buy the vision 2, but the price of the vision 3 is so low, (I am thinking, introductory, going up soon) that for the added features it may be worth it.

If you are thinking of one take a look at the link. If anyone has questions about the vision 2 that I have, feel free to ask.

Disclaimer:

Drones will not take over the world, they will not fly into your house (that White house thing was a fluke) Last time I posted about my drone, there were some people who expressed fear or concern that a drone would damage them in some way, so before that starts, I wanted to express that drones are our friends, toys, tools, just another machine like a bike or...

They could be used to film where you ride, with a fair stick someone could film you riding, or other fun, but legal and safe things
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:34 AM   #2
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I had to call 911 about my drone. It chased me into the bedroom and wouldn't let me out. Good thing the battery ran down.....


Wasn't a DJI, though, one of those Blade QX350 thingies. They're known for going rogue from time to time...
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:34 PM   #3
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You get it, a fun toy, nothing more

I think you get the drone thing, they ARE our friends, fun, can be misused, like other toys we play with.
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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If I was in the market I'd take a close look at the new model from 3dRobotics
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:47 PM   #5
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See a new sport evolving.......drone hunting

Thinking a 12 gauge with buckshot would be a good starting point.

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Old 04-11-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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"Introducing the new DJI Phantom 3. Now with more features to make fly-aways even easier!
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:17 AM   #7
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See a new sport evolving.......drone hunting

Thinking a 12 gauge with buckshot would be a good starting point.
I know some wacko enviro folks that think the same way about motorcycles, I think they are from Idaho also. You may know them? You know the type, more interested in stepping on other people's fun than just doing their thing.

Do you shoot at airplanes also?

Depending on the range, I think #8 shot would be better, if the drone did not want to be shot, think more like dove hunting.
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I'm thinking about one for stills and basic goof off video. My walkera 350 although very capable in many ways, is just too voodoo science for what I want to do. I don't want to tinker with this shit, I just want to get some pics. DJI has really put the package together nicely for plug and play. I do this for a living on the big scale, and the last thing I want to do is engineer cameras and gimbals on my time off. Having said that I'm glad I developed my chops on the Walkera. Not having all those auto features really makes one appreciate what can go wrong in a hurry.

And thank doG they reduced the view of the camera. All that GoPro wide shit was really getting annoying. I'll buy the Pro version just because, but I'll be on the HD video more often with the better frame rate than half ass'ed 4k everyone is prattling on about.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:38 AM   #9
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If you're looking for out of the box ease of use:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...nology-blh8160


Not to mention these guys have excellent customer support, at least that's been my experience with them...
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #10
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Just read something today that newer drones are aware of no-fly zones and will refuse to fly into them.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:17 PM   #11
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Just like the Honda Kawasaki debate

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If you're looking for out of the box ease of use:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...nology-blh8160


Not to mention these guys have excellent customer support, at least that's been my experience with them...
That may work if you were not interested in something with twice the flight time, great First person viewing thru the camera and more users than any other product.

If you use it and love it, go for it, I just wanted to share my experience with a unit that would be far better than the one linked. For the same or less cost and has a giant group of software developers doing really neat stuff with it.

I doubt that a blade 350 has ever been to the White House....
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Alpacas love drones.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=688625357859848

Video from a DJI Phantom 2 Vision.
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