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Crashed my Phantom 1; What Now, Upgrade or Repair?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ron Jones, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Ron Jones

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    Several of the assembly bosses were broken. I glued them back together, sort of, It has had some other operational issues of late such as wandering off, slightly. I am trying to decide if I can upgrade what I have or just buy a later model. I can probably afford it but hate to just scrap what I have. Assuming it is not just scrap to begin with. Please give me some personal reflections, experiences and advise. The Go Pro 4 camera is ok but this unit is beginning to look a bit shabby; not that that matters much while its up in the air.
     
  2. kenjancef

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    Buy new, and save the old one as a weekend project thing, or winter project, if it's not winter yet where you are...
     
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    Welcome!

    What do you have on your P1 now? Are you hanging your GoPro on a gimbal? What kind of FPV are you using? How much flight time are you getting? A little information about your rig will give a baseline.

    I started with a total of three P1s and loved them. My Phantom 2s were upgrades in every way. Upgrade. You won't regret it.
    Are you thinking P2 or P3?
     
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    Hi Ron, and welcome to the Forum!

    Not knowing which bird you have, but guessing P2, I'd look at getting a new shell and transplanting what you have already. If it dosen't work out, you could at least sell it "as is" and recoup some $.

    Eventually, you'll want a P3;) so how you get there is up to you.
     
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    Per the thread title, OP is flying a P1.

    I think you're right about eventually wanting a P3, but there might be reason for considering a P2, for example maintaining a legacy FPV setup.
     
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