Dji Phantom / July 30, 2018 / MoniquePaulet.
The DJI Phantom Vision is the newest addition to the DJI family and provides an FPV experience straight out of the box (provided you have a suitable tablet or smart phone). This is the biggest improvement over the previous generation Phantom. It also comes with a pitch stabilizing HD camera standard. This may or may not be an advantage depending on who you ask. I myself would prefer to be able to determine what camera I install on my quadcopter. This would enable you to tailor the camera to specific needs. The camera does have some pretty great features however.
And though the large 5200 mAh batteries provide long endurance flights of up to 25 minutes they are quite expensive. Also the props are more expensive than if you bought standard props. But overall for someone who is looking to get a full package helping them get into the hobby the DJI Phantom and DJI Phantom Vision are great quadcopters to go with. Remember to always fly responsibly and be conscious of the safety of those around you. Never fly over people or in populated areas and practice in open fields. Make sure all batteries are charged before beginning to fly the last thing you want is to lose signal and have a fly away.
Lets talk about the two most common methods to get into the quadcopter fad. Initially we will cover the popular micro or toy grade models and then we will discuss possible upgrade models like the DJI Phantom and other popular hobby class quadcopters and drones. Another way to discover quad flight is to acquire a micro quad. These are little quads that look and act the same method that larger quads do. They are actually amazing little machines. The benefit of discovering with a micro quad is that they have such low mass therefore little power driving their small propellers that they are really unlikely to cause any damage when you smack them into something.
The two main competitors are Parrot who have now released the 2.0 version of their AR Drone for amateurs and DJI Phantom which priced at over $1000 is for the more serious players in the drone arena. The AR Drone is priced at about $300 and up depending on whether you opt to go for any extra features such as GPS based auto-pilot an extra battery or extra memory in the form of a USB plug-in stick. This makes it more affordable and it would not surprise me if it becomes one of the top Christmas gifts this year!