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Apr 24, 2014 10:38 |  #31

This may help re the differences between the DJI products.

http://droneflyers.com …ferences-hobbyists-guide/ (external link)

Note that you can buy stabilized camera gimbals for the higher end machines and they can keep the camera very steady but they aren't cheap. Commercial grade multi's are needed for the lift when it comes to carrying DSLR's.


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Apr 25, 2014 19:58 |  #32

Thanks a lot Cicopo.
You have really added my knowledge of this device and I am glad I could control myself so far not to release the trigger on buying it prematurely. I am learning tremendously and hopefully should be able to make a good choice soon.

Some really nice coverage only with basic model DJI here:




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And some other excellent coverage by this true artist:
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Apr 25, 2014 21:13 |  #33

I'm holding myself back too but as I do I'm practicing on a simulator. If you haven't flown R/C before I highly recommend getting one & putting in some time learning orientation etc. I fly fixed wing & have plenty of stick time but heli's are a whole different thing & I want to be on the ball before putting a bunch of money up in the air on a flying platform I'm not familiar with. The built in GPS & stabilizers are a HUGE help with these (based on my homework) but they can still get caught up in wind we don't sense at our ground position. I have the luxury of having my own flying field right here at home so when I make the move I'll be ready to practice here too.


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Apr 27, 2014 13:02 |  #34

^^^Thanks again Cicopo.
Agree with all.
I am still concerned by the very large number of users problem with "Run amuck" behavior of these DJIs. Though stories of "If you supply powerful enough battery in these drones, like the trained pigeons, they directly fly home to China manufacturer!!!!" is sweet to hear and hard to believe, there are too many people telling the story of how their beloved expensive flying device with that also expensive camera and tripod mount, has flown directly to the horizon straight beyond the sigh, never to recover... I understand that IOC confuses the pilots, even P2V could not help the drone not to fly back to China, causing total lost communication and worst stories of abrupt Battery error in mid air, on early time of flight that battery is still quit powerful, when it has cause many crashes as device becomes totally nonresponsive to any measure, remote or onboard, when that error happens. I do understand that you need to set a second Home for GPS about 60 feet right straight up in the air about your head at very start of fly (Where most trees are 50 feet or shorter) so that should your remote communication gets lost for any reason, device onboard navigation at least brings it back to top of your head where it can safely (At least to be recovered) can crash to land, or say clean the battery terminals religiously but still there is too much more to understand before even put hand of remote to let it fly..., or I can truly see myself enjoying flying and using one of these devices.

Yes Simulator is very good also I am trying the cheaper gyroscope type helicopters and drones meanwhile before getting into real deal.

Again thanks a lot for your help in elevating my knowledge regarding the mater and lets see who can get that dream quality footage sooner with only pleasurable memories of tool use. I guess there is an element of manufacturers need to provide and improve some hard and software bugs in between too.
Well lets see.


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Jun 10, 2014 09:46 |  #35

Another price drop.... This is the best I've ever seen.
I can resist, I can resist, I can resist!!!

It comes fully equipped to fly (Guess only Gimbal is missing for smoother shooting)
And this is sold by one of the two Best sellers of the Market B&H (The other being BuyDig), not cheap sellers or Adorama etc.

I need to be strong, please remind me...

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Jun 10, 2014 11:22 |  #36

Thanks for the info.


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Jun 10, 2014 11:35 |  #37

nice deal. Must resist too.




  
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Jun 13, 2014 19:57 |  #38

Saturday will bring my vision 2+. Can't wait. I'll go to bed early so it comes sooner.




  
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Jun 14, 2014 13:36 |  #39

MDJAK wrote in post #16970318 (external link)
Saturday will bring my vision 2+. Can't wait. I'll go to bed early so it comes sooner.


Lucky you and heartiest congratulations.
Don't forget to show us some pictures once you get hand on it.


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Jun 14, 2014 14:14 |  #40

Thank you, sir.

Here ya go. Haven't flown it yet as there's lots of batteries to charge. :lol: I charged up the two main batteries (one is extra), but I'm waiting for the range extender to charge which charges via micro USB. Then I'll give it a whirl. In the meantime, a shot of it grounded on top of one of my four dogs will have to do. :lol:

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Jun 14, 2014 15:29 |  #41

Is that the camera that comes with it?

Have you flown any R/C before?


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Jun 14, 2014 15:50 |  #42

that is the camera that comes with the Vision 2+. No, I've never flown a drone before.

I got it all charged up. It got satellites immediately. I waited a bit, took off and flew it all over my backyard, over my house, super easy to control.

The only problem, as a friend who has one told me and I've seen it as a comment on youtube, it's almost impossible to see your phone screen on a bright day. Also, I don't know much about the gimbal operation so the camera was pointing down. I did find a FPV switch that I switched off.

Right now I'm recharging both batteries and will fly it again shortly. It is a lot of fun.




  
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Jun 14, 2014 15:51 |  #43

and the camera is just hanging there because the gimbal doesn't function until it's turned on.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 20:51 |  #44

Question for owners:

1. Am I just dumb, or why did I expect the videos to have sound?

2. I exported a 3 minute video in LR5 and then tried to email it. It was over 200mb. How can I make it smaller than 30mb which is around the largest I can send?




  
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Jun 17, 2014 20:57 |  #45

MDJAK wrote in post #16978329 (external link)
Question for owners:

1. Am I just dumb, or why did I expect the videos to have sound?

2. I exported a 3 minute video in LR5 and then tried to email it. It was over 200mb. How can I make it smaller than 30mb which is around the largest I can send?

1. Yea, there is no sound. Even if there was, wind/ prop noise would ruin it anyway.

2. I don't think you can edit video in LR, but I could be wrong. You probably have to use a 3rd party software to chop it up.


3......I want one real bad. Will be saving next year to pick one up!

Im going with the FC40.


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