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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by yohhtee, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. yohhtee

    Feb 15, 2015
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    Ok, first off sorry if this is the wrong place. Anyways, I'm ready to order my first Phantom 2. I'm very much into the car scene here in Houston, Tx. I love taking videos and pictures of high performance cars at different car 'meets' and race tracks. I'd love to get some over head footage with the Phantom. But before I buy one I wanted to ask a few questions. I'm pretty much dead set on getting one I just need to clear a few things up first. I'm ballin' on a budget right now so I'm trying not too spend too much money. My plan is to get the Phantom 2 with the gimbal and use my Gopro Hero 4 silver on it. My only concern is if there is anyway to get a FPV with that setup? Because I'll be needing to see what I'm filming as cars are moving or even getting a close up fly around of a specific car. So I guess really, that's my main concern and question. Can it be done with the Gopro? and maybe my smartphone or Ipad? Or will I have to go with the "Vision" package? Sorry for the noobiness I'm just trying to learn! Thanks a lot. Hope to be flying with the rest of you soon!
  2. turbodronepilot

    Nov 5, 2014
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    Prather CA
    Hey there yohhtee..I'm into racing too..
    I have a phantom vision plus it's the only phantom with fpv out of the box I believe. .
    If you go the go pro route you will need to add a fpv set up with a monitor and the go pro will not have a start and stop button..you'll have to turn it on before take off ..the p2v+ can take stills or video..
    right now you can get one on amazon (best return policies ) for a v1 for around a 1000 usd..
    I don't think I'd buy a v 3 for the extra cash and they may have more issues than the v1..imo..
    guys with the p 2 will know more about what's needed. .some prefer this set up. .
    I think the cost would be about the same for a p2 vs a p2+ v1 after the add on's and when you figure in the time it will take to get it up and running the p2+ would be a better buy imo..
    either way you go you will be surprised how much fun it is..good luck !! Tdp..
  3. landmannnn

    Jan 18, 2015
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    Coventry and Limoges
    Non Vision version using your go pro.....If you go to the FPV section there is a quite a lot of advice, particularly in the stickies. In brief you will need a transmitter in the phantom and a combined receiver/screen to attach to the controller.

    You could save some money by getting a basic phantom and buying a Tarot gimbal, they are about a quarter of the price of a Zenmuse. A bit more complicated to set up.
  4. PhantomFanatic

    Nov 14, 2014
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    USA, GA
    Hi! As already stated, the "stickies" in the "FPV" section will give you links for the best prices. It also tells you everything that you will need to get your FPV working.

    I don't know if you have decided on where to buy one, but I suggest: www.amazon.com and search for "phantom 2, V2"
    You will see the listing for the Phantom, version 2, with gimbal. I apologize for not giving you a direct link. Someone at Apple decided that I don't actually need the URL for each page on a site! I just see Amazon.com on each page. Grrr. :)
  5. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    You can find Phantoms on Amazon here.
    #5 msinger, Feb 15, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
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