Martine Deblois Dji Phantom June 13th, 2018 - 17:33:50
If you are looking to get into aerial photography using multirotors there are a number of options available. You can build your own or purchase a commercially manufactured quadcopter. Building your own can be very exciting and educational but it may be easier to get going by purchasing a commercially manufactured drone. Some of the more popular models are the Blade 350 QX the Hubsan X4 and the DJI Phantom series. In this article we are going to focus on the DJI Phantom and the DJI Phantom Vision. Both are great all inclusive ready to fly (RTF) packages that boast impressive technical specifications but they have marked differences as well.
Just think of all the awesome footage you could get with 25 minutes of flying! Now the Vision is not super cheap. It comes in about $1200. But when you stop and think about everything you are getting in one integrated package its not such a bad deal. For example if you bought the predecessor DJI Phantom you would spend $450. Then if you wanted to put the latest GoPro on it you would spend another $400 putting you at $850 already. But that doesnt give you the FPV capabilities that the DJI Phantom Vision does.
You can also control the drone by tilting your phone forward backwards left or right just as you would in a racing or flying game on the iPhone. The Freeflight app also allows you to directly share the videos to Facebook YouTube or Vimeo directly from within the app. Other differences between the two drones comprise of the flying range; 25 minutes on a battery charge for the Parrot and up to 40 minutes for the DJI Phantom. The DJI Phantom is also slightly heavier and some reports say that it provides better stability in windy conditions but both drones are reasonably stable for that. Replacement parts are easily available to buy from Amazon for both models.
You will appreciate the breathing space up until you get comfortable flying the Phantom. Even later you should always ask yourself "Is it safe to fly here?". DJI and other business provide numerous quads in kit form. Taking the DIY route likewise offers you with an intimate knowledge of how the various parts of a quad work in unison to achieve controlled air travel. Had you considered buying a drone about two years ago most people would have labelled you as crazy. But nowadays over the past year at least thats what the buzz is all about. They have been gaining in popularity and more and more commercial applications have developed for them.