The new incarnation of the original Phantom platform is the Phantom FC40. Building on the success of the Phantom, DJI have made a few changes to the aircraft, and added their own video camera. You can read my original review of the Phantom here, and in this article I will just touch on the changes to this new version.
The new Phantom features the NAZA M V2 inside, using the same NAZA M V2 software assistant and firmware updates (see my NAZA M V2 review here). The USB port that used to be on the inside, is now mounted flush to the bottom of the Phantom. Self tightening props are provided, making it very easy to remove props when working on the Phantom or transporting it. The transmitter and receiver now operate on 5.8gHz, freeing up the 2.4gHz band for the WiFi transmission from the camera. The camera contains a rechargeable battery, that can be recharged via a USB port.
An app is available both for Android and iOS that lets you connect remotely to the camera. You then get a low latency preview, and the ability to start/stop video or take photos while in flight. You can also sync your media to your phone via WiFi. The camera can take up to 720p at 30fps, and has a built in 10x digital zoom that you can control straight from the app.
|FC40 Camera Specifications|
|FOV:||100 degree wide angle Focal range: minimum 25cm Wireless: IEEE802.11 b/g compliance|
|Wireless mode:||Direct mode|
|Mobile Wi-Fi video size:||WQVGA|
|Storage:||Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC up to 64GB Battery: Built-in 700 mAh Li-ion battery Weight:38g|
Last edited by CSpaced; Dec 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM..
We just got these in stock and ready to ship at Maniacs Hobby
Orders before 4pm EST ship same day
Last edited by ManiacsDane; Dec 20, 2013 at 09:52 PM.
Here are the specs on the Vision
The FC40 cost about $569 and the batteries are $23 each
The Vision cost about $1199 and the batteries are $159 each
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