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Phantom 2 VS Phantom 2 Vision- Frequencies

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by Dadman, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Dadman

    Dec 29, 2013
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    Dear Fellow Phantom Pilots,
    I recently purchased a Phantom 2 with Zenmuse Gimbal & GoPro Hero 3+. I considered purchasing the Phantom 2 Vision, but I went with the Zenmuse Gimbal GoPro Hero 3+ set-up as the Zenmuse offers multi-axis tilt, whereas the Phantom 2 Vision camera only offers single axis tilt.
    I'm happy with the Phantom 2 with Zenmuse Gimbal set-up but I'm amazed that this advanced set-up does not allow for in-flight camera control when the less expensive Vision does. What is really a mystery is that dji REVERSED the frequencies on their Vision to allow WiFi camrea control.
    The Phantom 2 with Zenmuse Gimbal & GoPro Hero 3+ transmits on a frequency of 2.4GHz with a video down-link of 5.8GHz. The Phantom 2 Vision is reversed and transmits on a frequency of 5.8GHz with a WiFi control (video down-link) of 2.4GHz. The GoPro Hero 3+ also has a WiFi control (video down-link) of 2.4GHz.
    WHY DIDN'T DJI SET-UP THEIR PHANTOM 2 THE SAME WAY THEY SET-UP THEIR PHANTOM 2 VISION? This would allow WiFi control of the GoPro Hero 3+ while in the air. AS it is I have to start the GoPro Hero 3+ on the ground, then let it "auto operate" with no control of it while in the air. This is a totally archaic approach and IMO a HUGE oversight on the part of dji.
    FYI- I have read posts where users have had their Phantom 2 "fly-off" because they had the Go Pro Hero 2.4GHz WiFi on and it interfered with the 2.4GHz transmitter on the Phantom 2.
    Any ideas or work-arounds to this?
  2. ginsonic

    Nov 8, 2013
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    Because noone want a 5.8 GHz controller :lol: . Lower frequency ... better signal. Pro pilots use 1.2 Ghz for FPV for example.

    I am sure if P2 come with 5.8 GHz RC many pilots will avoid to buy one or will replace RC to 2.4 GHz. Me for sure.

    Before wanting to use GoPro WiFi read GoPro specs to see the range of WiFi connection. Better add a good FPV TX and gain 2-3 km instead of 100-200m.
  3. pounder35

    Jun 20, 2015
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    Heart of Dixie and Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

    I had a similar question concerning frequencies but you got me into a different topic. I thought the Phantom 2 Vision I bought (not the +) was limited to the DJI camera that came with it. I would love to add a gimbal and GoPro if that's possible. Otherwise I'll have to upgrade to another model. I really don't want to since I've only been flying for a few weeks and am still learning to fly the thing but in the future I'd like to upgrade the camera setup if that's possible. Any advice?
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