DJI future for Phantom 2

Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
101
Reaction score
7
Location
United Kingdom
Hey all!
So we all know that DJI don't advertise the Phantom 2 much anymore (obviously) and they even hid it from their website around Christmas time so people would buy Phantom 3s. But what scares me is - when will they stop making batteries? I don't need another battery yet, but may do in 3, 6, 12, 24 months... Will I be forced to go third party aftermarket? Or will DJI continue to manufacture Phantom 2 batteries... but for how much longer?
Thanks!
Baldrick
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2015
Messages
1,467
Reaction score
387
Age
38
Phantom 2.jpg
The DJI website says the Phantom 2 is no longer being produced, I assume that means batteries as well. Don't invest any more time or money into a Phantom 2, DJI is not so neither should you.
Edit: It says the P2V+ is no longer being produced and you cannot even buy it from their website but they do still have the Phantom 2 available, maybe until stock runs out? Either way I would be saving for a P3 or even the P4 if the rumors are true.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
101
Reaction score
7
Location
United Kingdom
Um well a bit late for that isn't it! I DID buy the phantom 2 and I won't upgrade until mine breaks or I get a lot of money or mine becomes totally outdated. So I have got to continue getting batteries until it's done. My drone isn't like the phantom 3 - it's for my GoPro, as a tool for filmmaking. So as long as I GoPro I will need the phantom....


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
 

N017RW

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 2, 2014
Messages
8,961
Reaction score
3,248
Location
Palm Beach Co.- FL
I'm sure the DJI marketeers will continue to recommend to produce the batts. until some (declining) sales level is reached.

These are likely produced/manufactured by a 3rd party vendor so it's no real work for DJI other than supply chain management.
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
101
Reaction score
7
Location
United Kingdom
Also I already invested the money so i am so going to get my money's worth by flying it. Why not invest time when my drone is better than the phantom 3s. (except for their sonar bouncing!)


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
101
Reaction score
7
Location
United Kingdom
Also I already invested the money so i am so going to get my money's worth by flying it. Why not invest time when my drone is better than the phantom 3s. (except for their sonar bouncing!)


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
101
Reaction score
7
Location
United Kingdom
And also it says vision+. Which is good, because like I said the phantom 2 is the only recent drone that flies the GoPro - a massive sales point


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
101
Reaction score
7
Location
United Kingdom
I'm sure the DJI marketeers will continue to recommend to produce the batts. until some (declining) sales level is reached.

These are likely produced/manufactured by a 3rd party vendor so it's no real work for DJI other than supply chain management.
You have a good point. I just saw that they are still selling phantom fc40 batteries so that is a hope!


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
138,776
Messages
1,432,641
Members
100,751
Latest member
dacsanbinhdinh