Martine Deblois Dji Phantom June 13th, 2018 - 17:27:46
The two main competitors are Parrot who have now released the 2.0 version of their AR Drone for amateurs and DJI Phantom which priced at over $1000 is for the more serious players in the drone arena. The AR Drone is priced at about $300 and up depending on whether you opt to go for any extra features such as GPS based auto-pilot an extra battery or extra memory in the form of a USB plug-in stick. This makes it more affordable and it would not surprise me if it becomes one of the top Christmas gifts this year!
My very first quad was the DBPOWER Hawkeye-II. It is a "pastime grade" micro quad as opposed to "toy grade". If you in some way find a method to harm it this indicates that you can purchase extra parts and keep it going. My Hawkeye II taken in fairly a bit of abuse as I found out the essentials of quads and it is still going strong with absolutely nothing more than replacement propellers. Buying a micro quad with a gamepad-like transmitter or one that is managed by an iPhone will not really help you change to larger more capable quads.
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.
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.