The DJI phantom 2 Vision+ is truly a marvelous piece of technology. Though quite pricey, it is definitely a quadcoper that is able to deliver great experience, high quality, and loads of fun. A perfect choice for anyone that wishes to take pictures from the sky, the DJJ Phantom 2 Vision+ is ready to fly out of the box. However, it is very important that the entire manual is read, and that the battery is charged in order to avoid having an accident on the first flight.
There aren’t many differences between the Vision 2+, and its predecessor, the Vision 2. Though some things look different, like the camera, they are almost the same. A 14 MP camera with f2.8 lens is able to capture Adobe DNG and JPEG images, as well as 1080p videos at 30 frames per second, and 720p videos at 60 fps. ISO, white balance, and other features are fully controllable, and the user can choose between 90, 12, and 140-degree field of view. The image quality is great, and it’s unparalleled when it comes to quadcopter photography.
It is amazing how simple it is to use this quadcopter, especially when its capabilities are considered.
Even if the weather suddenly changes while the quadcopter is in the air, the operator will have no problems landing it in order to keep it safe, as it is not easily thrown off the course by wind. Some other models can be disrupted by minor currents, such as the air from the air conditioning devices, and being stable in the air is one of the major traits of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+.The charging of the 5200 mAh battery is done via a micro-USB, and the transmitter requires 4 AA batteries, which come included in the package.
The quadcopter has LED lights placed under each of its arms, two shine brightly red, and they are used to relay orientation. The other 2 lights can shine red, yellow, or green, and they’re used to provide the user with operational information.
If the green light is pulsating, it means that the quadcopter is fully ready to fly, and that it has a strong lock on the GPS satellites.
This is one of the main traits of the Phantom 2 Vision+. The Vision 2+ can use its GPS for two reasons. The first is to automatically fly back to its take-off location, a feature that really comes in handy if the user breaks the line of sight with the Phantom Vision 2+. Even though it has great range, maneuvering between buildings can make the user break the line of sight, which can be problematic. The second GPS purpose is to use the telemetry in order to keep the quadcopter stable in high winds and at high altitudes. A price of $1000 might be too much for many, and in that case, there is a great alternative available.
The UDI U818A – 6 Axis RC quadopter is a great alternative that costs only $60.
It is not the Phantom 2 Vision+, but the similar capabilities will provide a lot of fun. The 6 axis gyro ensures precise positioning of the quadcopter, while the 4 channel function ensures easy operation, as well as stable flight. However, the distance is not its strongest trait, as it supports up to 30 meters of distance, meaning the user will follow the quadcopter in order to fly in further away from the take-off point. It wouldn’t be very fair to expect wonders for only $60, so overall, this is a great aircraft for everyone that is about to start flying a quadcopter, while the Phantom Vision 2+ is aimed mainly at professionals.