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Old 14 October 2014, 07:11   #1
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Any dji phantom experts quad copter experts??

Looking into buying the phantom2.

I want to use it with my gopro hero 3+ & ideally want the gimbal that moves the camera.

However these ones are around the 900 mark!!!

I was thinking of buying the standard phantom2 without a camera or mounts & seperatly buying the brushless gimbal.

Seems to work out cheaper- phantom2 (400-500) gimbal mount (50ish)

Can this be done or will it not work?
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Andyb on here has one. He's used it to film his boat although he needed new pants when he did it. He's got some bloody good footage on it too.
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i think the gimbal that youre looking at only keeps the camera steady - and not remotely move the camera
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My expertise spans the spectrum of one buddy who has the basic phantom and we just purchased the big daddy kit with the gimbal and remote camera extender with the fancy remote and monitor at work. I not the user but have been hanging around him a lot.

Even if the gimbal move side to side(I think it does) you may not want to, the legs will be in the picture. Your best shot would be to rotate the copter.

The buddy with the simple copter took some cool shots of humpback whales from my boat. It is nerve wracking as they don't float...
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Spoken to a bloke from a hobbie shop that sells them and I think I need the dji phantom2 with the zenmuse mount. It's brushless motors means you can move the camera by tilting your phone & it also keeps it at that angle as the copter tilts when flying....still 650 though!!!
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I've got a modified P1
The biggest problem with the P2 is battery choice.
Personally I wouldn't go for the vision if you want good steady footage.
Since this picture was taken I've also added Fatshark FPV

Here's the footage from mine "again!"....lol
I love the stabilisation of the gimble when it's sat on the sun pad before take off.
If you want any help/advice (personal opinion) Pm me


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The gimble adjustment Mod is an easy fix
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This was a spectacular piece of Phantom drone video
Now that's what I call flat calm

also for the gimbal
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This guy has some great video shot on a Phantom 2 Vision+

Tom Vaughan - YouTube
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This guy has some great video shot on a Phantom 2 Vision+

Tom Vaughan - YouTube
The vision 2+ is a different beast all together
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