Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Standard Lost at sea..

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Ciccio, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    ..I've lost the bird at sea...it sunk after collision with yachts rigging structure and went down in seconds. Now I have an option of just replacing it with a P3S hoping I can use the old controller or trying to.sell all remaining parts of my PS3 and look for another possibly waterproof? ?? Please give suggestions. ...
     
  2. Racer888

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    28
    Depends really on what you are planning to do with it? If you just fly for fun to get some pics or video you can probably find a used P3 fairly cheap and use your controller. If you are looking for top quality pics and video you might want to upgrade to a P4P which has a much better camera.
     
  3. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    26,066
    Likes Received:
    7,990
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Yes, you can use your old remote controller. When you get your new Phantom, you'll need to link your remote controller to it like this.
     
  4. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    Thank you for the feedabck.....should I take a P4 pr a P3A is the P3S controller still usable ?
     
  5. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    26,066
    Likes Received:
    7,990
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    The P3S remote controller is only compatible with the P3S.
     
  6. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    Ok....is P4P a better product compared to the Mavic ?
     
  7. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    26,066
    Likes Received:
    7,990
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    It really depends on what you plan to do with it. The Mavic is a great choice if you're looking for a more compact drone.
     
    mymgb likes this.
  8. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    ...is the video quality of the
    Mavic same or better ? Another quality of the PS3 was the landing gears for which I was able to catch it instead of landing...would the Mavic have the same fittings ?
     
  9. MapMaker53

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    If sticking with a Phantom model and you intend to fly a lot over water, you might consider attaching a WaterStrider to prevent it from sinking. Naturally, getting to it in the water would be another matter to solve, and it won't help if you hit the boat rigging. I'm actually expecting delivery of it today because my work can often involve flying over water where an auto-land would be disastrous.
     
    ianzone likes this.
  10. Racer888

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    28
    The P4P has a better camera and the Mavic does not have the landing gear to catch it. Mavic is much easier to pack up and hike with though.
     
  11. Racer888

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    28
    Let us know how this end up working. Just looks like a lot of additional weight and resistance to wind? Will be interesting to see how your battery life compares with and without the extra hardware, also how it handles in the wind.
     
  12. ianzone

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    489
    Location:
    New zealand
    Water strider tip --if on water take off full noise or water suction will hold to surface and tip,
     
  13. Racer888

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    28
    Also from what I see the current version of this is not compatible with the P4P or P4P+, has to do with the VPS.
     
    ianzone likes this.
  14. MapMaker53

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    They claim this latest version (WaterStrider Pro 2.0) is lighter in weight than the previous model. I have a P2V+, for which they now have a version. I had considered making my own from light-weight plastic bottles (various designs can be found on YouTube), but it seemed all other configurations wound up in the camera view. I'll be sure to test it first in a parking lot at low altitude for stability and battery depletion time.
     
  15. MapMaker53

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I notice this new model employs a shallow concave depression on the bottom of the disk-shaped floats, possibly to trap some air under them and prevent that vacuum effect. I don't know if the previous version had that.
     
    Ciccio and ianzone like this.
  16. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    ...would any of you be interested to buy all accessories of my PS3: hardshell backpack, tge controller with windsurfer, charger plus one car charger, a battery, a set of gimbal filters missing the ND8, smart phone holder a set of props....
     
  17. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    26,066
    Likes Received:
    7,990
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    You'll probably find more interest if you post those items in the classifieds.
     
  18. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    Thank you...
     
  19. Ciccio

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2017
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Italy
    Msinger should I take a P3SE will my old accessoriea still be usable ?
     
  20. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    26,066
    Likes Received:
    7,990
    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    Yes.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Lost sea Forum Date
P2 lost person search Phantom 2 Discussion Apr 20, 2017
Recently Lost my drone to the sea....Or Murdered? Standard Mar 6, 2017
P4 Lost At Sea Phantom 4 Discussion Dec 19, 2016
Lost my P3 at Sea -Question Pro/Adv Discussion Sep 30, 2016
P2 Lost control and descended onto rocks then sea, any helpful advice? Phantom 2 Discussion Jan 17, 2016