Yes it's the Vision. Quite a step up from phantom 1 in terms of battery life 25 mins vs 7-10mins. Also with FPV out of the box, the Phantom 1 needs you to build an FPV system connected to you camera - can be costly in terms of $ and battery load.adamj2281 wrote:I'm looking into this as a hobby, and then maybe into a side business for aerial photography for real estate, etc.
I have a background with R/C cars and a bit with trucks, but that was 15 years ago, so I'm guessing while the general equipment is similar (Electronic speed controls, accelromators, etc.) it would be quite the learning curve for DIY.
I'm thinking of buying a mid-level one like the DJI Phantom and then once I learn a bit more building a better one, any thoughts?
Kitesplosh - is that the Phantom 2 Vision? How does it compare to the Phantom 1?
If you can go for the Vision plus (not out in all countries yet) - it has a much longer FPV range and a 3D gimbal giving much smoother footage.
They are fairly easy to fly as long as you do the compass calibration,check GPS signal before take off etc. start out slow and make sure you have lots of space and conform with safety regs. Make sure you follow the set up instructions to the letter. Forums like phantompilots and rcgroup are a wealth of info.
If you are worried about stacking it you can get toy quads for $40-80 to practice on first.