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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:58 PM
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what kind of image you use? you printed a sticker to put them in the case?

i'am looking for HQ pictures of the phantom like them from the original carton-work to print a "big" sticker for my case...

can anybody help? send me a message.

regards and a great flytime_weekend!

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:59 PM
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I hope someone can help with my Phantom which arrived today. When I switch it on I'm getting green, red, red, yellow, yellow, yellow lights for about 2 minutes and then just a slow green. The manual says it should be something like green yellow red restored a couple of times and then four greens.

Does anyone know why I'm getting these lights?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:07 PM
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I hope someone can help with my Phantom which arrived today. When I switch it on I'm getting green, red, red, yellow, yellow, yellow lights for about 2 minutes and then just a slow green. The manual says it should be something like green yellow red restored a couple of times and then four greens.

Does anyone know why I'm getting these lights?
The slow single green is what you want! It means you are cleared for take off in GPS mode!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:17 PM
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I hope someone can help with my Phantom which arrived today. When I switch it on I'm getting green, red, red, yellow, yellow, yellow lights for about 2 minutes and then just a slow green.
Slow green: ready to take off
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:26 PM
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So can I ignore the green red red yellow yellow yellow it runs through when I switch it on?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:29 PM
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So can I ignore the green red red yellow yellow yellow it runs through when I switch it on?
No no no. the flashking yellow is the IMU warming up. You NEED to warm up first.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:38 PM
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So can I ignore the green red red yellow yellow yellow it runs through when I switch it on?
Simon, you've paid >700$ for a sophisticated toy.
Why don't you take 15 minutes to watch DJI's videos and another 10 minutes to understand the Quick Start Manual??
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:05 PM
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My very first POST.... Phantom - Yes or No?

I read a lot of these 200+ pages and I hear a LOT of very GOOD things about the Phantom. I'm a photographer and I would love to shoot GoPro Aerial video or maybe even use another camera like a SONY NEX7 or maybe a Nikon 1. I realize the payload of a Phantom is adequate for a Hero 2 or 3 and these other cameras might slow it down and wear the battery out too fast. With that being said, is the Phantom a good choice for filming with a GoPro?

My main concern is parts available - I see many posts on the subject of the Phantom Parts NOT being Available. Is this TRUE?

OR.........

Should I just step up to the plate and get a DJI S800 or a XPRO-Heli XP2 Quad Copter? I just don't want to get into a $4000 plus dollar nightmare...

Thanks
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:06 PM
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simon, you've paid >700$ for a sophisticated toy.
Why don't you take 15 minutes to watch dji's videos and another 10 minutes to understand the quick start manual??
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Simon, you've paid >700$ for a sophisticated toy.
Why don't you take 15 minutes to watch DJI's videos and another 10 minutes to understand the Quick Start Manual??
+100**2
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Water + electronics. It's a risk I wouldn't take without first protecting all electronics.
The DJI Phantom is really tough! You can fly him even under water:
Diving under water with DJI Phantom and GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and hunting cyclists (3 min 5 sec)


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I flew him in the snow that was absolutely no problem, but rain is never a good idea!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:43 PM
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I read a lot of these 200+ pages and I hear a LOT of very GOOD things about the Phantom. I'm a photographer and I would love to shoot GoPro Aerial video or maybe even use another camera like a SONY NEX7 or maybe a Nikon 1. I realize the payload of a Phantom is adequate for a Hero 2 or 3 and these other cameras might slow it down and wear the battery out too fast. With that being said, is the Phantom a good choice for filming with a GoPro?

My main concern is parts available - I see many posts on the subject of the Phantom Parts NOT being Available. Is this TRUE?

OR.........

Should I just step up to the plate and get a DJI S800 or a XPRO-Heli XP2 Quad Copter? I just don't want to get into a $4000 plus dollar nightmare...

Thanks
The Phantom is the gateway drug of multicopters

It's a great starter to get you hooked, but it has a lot of limitations as far as load capacity for video goes.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Folks, this looks like a good bargain for a Phantom case:
http://www.tradecraftcases.com/?prod...ntom-toughcase
Not a Peli though but who cares? :-)
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:18 PM
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I read a lot of these 200+ pages and I hear a LOT of very GOOD things about the Phantom. I'm a photographer and I would love to shoot GoPro Aerial video or maybe even use another camera like a SONY NEX7 or maybe a Nikon 1. I realize the payload of a Phantom is adequate for a Hero 2 or 3 and these other cameras might slow it down and wear the battery out too fast. With that being said, is the Phantom a good choice for filming with a GoPro?

My main concern is parts available - I see many posts on the subject of the Phantom Parts NOT being Available. Is this TRUE?

OR.........

Should I just step up to the plate and get a DJI S800 or a XPRO-Heli XP2 Quad Copter? I just don't want to get into a $4000 plus dollar nightmare...

Thanks
In my opinion, if you're professional grade, you might want a copter that can stay up longer (battery life), and support more weight (for higher end optics). The s800 seems to be the "go to" big dog with tons of support.
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I read a lot of these 200+ pages and I hear a LOT of very GOOD things about the Phantom. I'm a photographer and I would love to shoot GoPro Aerial video or maybe even use another camera like a SONY NEX7 or maybe a Nikon 1. I realize the payload of a Phantom is adequate for a Hero 2 or 3 and these other cameras might slow it down and wear the battery out too fast. With that being said, is the Phantom a good choice for filming with a GoPro?

My main concern is parts available - I see many posts on the subject of the Phantom Parts NOT being Available. Is this TRUE?

OR.........

Should I just step up to the plate and get a DJI S800 or a XPRO-Heli XP2 Quad Copter? I just don't want to get into a $4000 plus dollar nightmare...

Thanks
There's stuff between a Phantom and an S800.
You don't have to invest $4000+ to carry the heavier cameras aloft.
Check out DJI's website and the Naza FC and Naza GPS threads on RCG...

If you are only interested in RTF, and a GoPro is as much as you desire to fly, the Phantom is a very good choice.
The parts availability will eventually get better.
The popularity of the Phantom has really stirred things up...
Phantom's tough.
You're going to have to be very careless, try to break it, or modify to the flying pig category to require replacement parts.
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