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Walkera F210 3D Pro/OSD/700TVL
Walkera F210 3D Pro/OSD/700TVL
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I'm a newbie but what is the main difference between this and something like the Phantom Standard 3?
I'm a newbie as well. However, I've done enough research to be able to answer your question to a certain degree of clarity, I hope! Any experts, please chime in!
The Walkera F210 3D Pro fits into the
category, while the Phantom Std 3 is an altogether completely different beast belonging to the
Aerial Photography Drone
category. The difference in real-world application is HUGE! Without being too technical, Racing drones usual feature batteries, ESC's and motors geared towards nothing but
speeds and maneuverability (think F1). As far as I know, they DON'T have all the stability and automated navigation bells & whistles that their Aerial Photography cousins do, such as Hover mode, Return Home mode, Follow Me mode, Headless mode, GPS navigation, POI (point of interest), Crash Avoidance sensors, HD cameras and gimbals, etc... which are necessary to enable users to focus more on taking beautiful video footage and photography instead of piloting. Racing drones are adrenaline filled, super light carbon fiber speed machines that require F1 driver piloting skills and experience in order to fly safely. These things can reach speeds of up to 100 mph (and sometimes more) and can be quite dangerous in the wrong hands! NOT recommended for beginners! While Aerial Photography drones are a lot more forgiving and much easier to fly, and have greater range and longer operating times. However, they tend to be quite a bit more expensive with all the built-in high-tech features, so crashing one can be a very expensive proposition. As a beginner, I recommend you do as I did and purchase an inexpensive entry level Mini or Micro Quad such as the Hubsan X4 H107L ($35-$50 depending where you buy from) so you can learn the basic fundamentals of piloting a quad drone before you graduate to a more expensive specialized one. An added advantage of such a drone is that you can also fly it indoors... that is if your wife doesn't mind you smashing your quad into the family heirlooms! Make sure you buy prop guards for you will be crashing the thing every single time you take off until you get the hang of it, GUARANTEED! My advice is to hit YouTube with a vengeance and learn all you can about the different types of drones, how they work, what they're designed for. A word of advice, try to stay away from
quads s.a. the Hubsan Q4 as a learning quad. Nano quads are so light they tend to be less stable than the micro ones and hence harder to fly. They also have a very short battery life, less than 5mins, and their batteries are usually NOT easily swappable, so when the battery is out, you have to plug the charger into the drone itself and wait for the battery to recharge (usually around 20mins) before you can fly again for another 4-5 mins. The props are so tiny, it's almost impossible to find them when you crash and they pop off (and they always do). Buy the crash kit with prop guard, extra prop sets and addtl. motors, otherwise you'll end-up flying your quad once or twice before you lose one of your props and you're left with a cute desktop paperweight! That was the mistake I made because I thought the thing looked so damn cute, and the props are so small they couldn't cause any damage if they crash into let's say.... my dog! LOL
Wow, thanks for the detailed explanation. You should be on Quora! :) I was hoping that the racing quads had at least some of those features you mentioned but looks like they don't. The racing part sounds far better than aerial photography, almost a night and day difference. Have you ordered a new drone? If not, do you know which one you are going with? This one seems like a good deal. Is there something comparable on Amazon that you can recommend? Thanks again for your time and effort in explaining this. It was very thorough.
You're quite welcome! Yes, I agree! I find racing quads way more interesting and fun, but I would still love to own something like the DJI Mavic Pro to grab some footage in HD when I'm out in the mountains, skiing, hiking, camping or just frolicking around! OR... you can have your aerial drone film your racing drone while you're flying it around the field!! They're altogether 2 different activities and they both have their pluses!
If racing is what you wanna get into, check-out micro-drone racers as a starter, s.a. the Tiny Whoop or something similar for example. www.tinywhoop.com
Also check-out Eachine's Falcon 120, E010S and Chaser88 F3 on this page http://www.eachine.com/FPV-Racer-c-65.html ... but remember, these are NOT easy to learn on for 1st time pilots, more like intro to racing after you've mastered flying the regular micro drones.
Here's a great article on racing drones that serves as an excellent 'how to' guide and would answer many of your questions https://oscarliang.com/mini-quad-racing-guide/
I just bought the Hubsan Q4 Nano a few weeks ago as my first quad. Told you I am a newbie! :) Flying it has proved to be challenging. It's all about the eye/hand coordination. It's almost like learning how to play a musical instrument in a way, speaking as a guitar player. The short battery life and lack of open space to keep it afloat for longer times and practice my orientations are obstacles in reaching a comfortable level of piloting in a relatively short period of time.
It's hard to tell what I'd like to buy next, but eventually I'd love to graduate to something like the Diantone GT2 for racing, and the Mavic Pro for photography. The key to success in this hobby as I have observed is to acquire a large collection of drones of all shapes and sizes and progressively move up in expertise and sophisticated equipment. Unfortunately, I live in a country where importing drones is prohibited, and the local market is drastically lacking and prohibitively expensive, so I expect that I won't get into the hobby in the same capacity as I would've liked... until I move back to San Diego someday (long story!)
If you live in the U.S., I suspect Amazon is one of the better sources for drones. But PLEASE connect with more experienced drone'ers in your area and seek their help. I hear people in this hobby are usually more than anxious to help anyone with the passion for the game.
YouTube is filled to the brim with reviews, vlogs, guides and how-to videos. Invest the time. In about one week of daily viewing, you'll be surprised how much you'll learn!
We have a ready to fly version of the "Tiny Whoop" up right now, here is a link!
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