Thanks I just looked over the table and skimmed the comments.
Jacob made a forum just for it . I joined it and looks like it will take off as this one did .Oh I see its a Solo discussion section. I def will snoop around in there see what I can learn. What perked my interest was there warranty and return policy including the flyaway refund program. Thats kind of dope.
I would like to hear everyone's thoughts on the new 3dr solo vs the dji Phantom 3
Here is some info.
This table has several errors.Thanks I just looked over the table and skimmed the comments.
I dont know if the this is completely accurate, who ever made this table was not really doing a correct comparison? Follow me, orbit, mimic, where are those features in the Phantom 3, if this is referring to manual functionality then the "yes" would be wrong. And even if it is supposedly being developed it is surely not a definite yes.
I am a fan of Dji Phantoms and I haven't lost one yet due to any kind of product error "knock on wood" but I am always looking for most efficient technology sound products in the market so my loyalty would fall on to whatever company makes me feel like I would be getting my money's worth.
Side question what is "mimic"?
I was very interested in the 3DR solo. But, the main point that sold me to the P3P Is the fact 3DR's website under the solo specs it says it can hold a "GoPro HERO". Which is actually the label of the cheap $130 one at Walmart, Target and such. Terrible video quality and it doesnt say anything about GoPro Hero 4 Black edition (Which I have). I can almost guarantee thats the catch to replacing your gopro, gimbal and quad in the event it flys away or crashes. I will bet any money says 3DR will replace your gopro with the cheap $130 model even if you had a $500 gopro black edition on it. Plus, the "GoPro HERO" is actually a little bit bigger than than 4 black edition so the gimbal is probably not compatible. Just something to note. If thats not the case 3DR needs to relabel their specs information because its very misleading and Im sure not too many people will catch on to that. Cheers!
I will bet any money says 3DR will replace your gopro with the cheap $130 model even if you had a $500 gopro black edition on it. Plus, the "GoPro HERO" is actually a little bit bigger than than 4 black edition so the gimbal is probably not compatible. Just something to note. If that's not the case 3DR needs to relabel their specs information because its very misleading and I'm sure not too many people will catch on to that. Cheers!
Well they are claiming that the software not only can tell that that you did indeed have a gopro on it if it ever had a flyaway or crash that was not from user error it also knows what model go pro you had hooked up to it. and with other 3dr products that have warranty they have not tried to cheese any one out on it. and actually do stand behind there products and warranty. The process is even pretty much automated and if the controller and the app thinks some thing went wrong it even pops up a window asking if you want to file and incident report and it sends the flight data logs to them and with in a few hours they are in touch with the person to make arrangements for shipping out a replacement. Unlike another big co that sells drones that is so big and arrogant and comes with an almost non existent warranty that seems to end the second there is a fly way or a crash not do to pilot error. But will say they are sorry to hear of some ones troubles. BUT will offer you a a small token discount if you want to buy another one.
One real good thing I see coming about as a result of the 3drs is that another drone co will have to realize that they might not be the only game in town if some one wants a nice quad and might start trying to actually compete with them and try to match them in serves quality and also get them from getting to inflated of a price point and also might keep there egos in check a bit. Ware as before they sort of knew they didn't have to do any of that.
But intill the solo is out its going to be hard to see if it lives up to all the stuff its promising to be and able to do. Tho I dont see a co offering a great warranty even having any thing to do with causing a co to go out of business considering that's whats going to cause so many of them to be sold just on that alone and they should not have to replace that many and any that they do will be off set by the fact that no co is going to not make improvements if for some reason a product starts having a high failure rate that the co has to keep replacing or fixing. I know with a few products that I make that basicly come with a no ?s asked warranty that it forces me to make sure I put out the best product i can and also use the best components. So that I dont ever have to deal with many warranty issues poping up. and any time any start to have a bunch of the same item needing fixing always makes me start to see why that is and to make changes to any new ones to eliminate the same problem happening at an unexceptionable rate.
So what are your thoughts on the Solo vs P3 debate?I flew a Solo the other day with Colin Guinn, formerly of DJI, when he was in Atlanta the other day. I own a P2V+ V. 1. And I love it except for my one bad battery. Solo is very, very smart. Much more functional for shooting great video via automated orbit and a cable settings. 3DR partnered with gopro to allow full function of camera from controller. I've flown the Inspire and liked it ok. I would buy a Solo before an Inspire in my opinion. If you are lucky enough to own a P3 you done good too. Hoping my company will be buying a Solo for work. Then I've got the best of both worlds.