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    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Greetings John, Yes, I purchased this used but "less than a month old", hmmmm! The seller said he purchased this unit and then shortly after got a great deal on an Inspire, so he put it up for sale to offset costs. Maybe yes, Maybe no. The unit operates flawlessly across the board, well, except for the constant stick calibration. There are (have been) no control issues while in flight. The stick issue only appears when turning on the controller. Bill L.
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    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Greetings, Thanks for your responses. I do appreciate it!! I will look into the FW update and attempt a recalibration and see what that does. Thanks again, Bill L. In OKla.
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    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Greetings Gang, Absolutely LOVIN' the P4 Pro. However, (There's always a 'however', right?) Every time I turn on my controller it starts a constant beeping and requires that I calibrate the controller sticks. Is this typical of the P4 Pro? It would seem to me that a periodic calibration is logical but, every time it's turned on? Any one else experiencing this? No other issues with the P4 at all. Just this stick calibration thing. Clear Skies, Bill L. In Okla.
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    DJI Care VS Refresh

    Thanks Lauren, The information of these support option is NOT very well explained by DJI. I'm hopeful they will update this portion of the web site soon and provide more intuitive data. Clear Skies.
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    DJI Care VS Refresh

    Greetings, I'm really excited over the purchase of a P4 Pro and I can't wait until it arrives!! While in the wait mode, I have been looking into the DJI Care and DJI Care Refresh support options and to be honest I really couldn't ascertain the difference between the two on the DJI website. Does anyone have experience or knowledge of how the two repair/support options differ and/or possible advantages/disadvantages of the two? Can these still be purchased for a system bought on the secondary market? Any input is appreciated and as always, a HUGE THANKS in advance!! Clear Skies, Bill L. in Okla.
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    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Greetings, Indeed it seems that there is little difference in the average pricing of DJI camera drones new or used; both being costly. However, every once in a while something pops up if you wait long enough and put a bit of faith in people. I did manage to pick up a P4 Pro on the used market with a few accessories (extra props, prop guards, multi-port charger, battery, ND filter set, backpack). In this case used equals 4 weeks old. Photos provided by the seller justified the time frame. According to the seller he purchased the P4 Pro and within a few weeks got a "killer deal on an Inspire" and went for it. Thus, the P4 Pro went on the market. Now, it's mine! Should arrive early next week and then I'll determine if my "faith in people" is also justified. The secondary market always comes with that period where you just hold your breath and hope for the best. Thanks again to everyone for their input. Clear Skies, Bill L. in Okla.
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    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Greetings Guy's, Thank you for your input. I have enthusiastically and open-mindedly looked at every review I could find on the P4P in video and written word both pro and con. Like any topic/subject one investigates there will be likers and haters, risk-takers and the cautious. That's why both vanilla and chocolate ice creams have survived so long, I suppose. It appears there is a consistency in the pricing for the standard P4P package with both new and use (no extras) being separated by 300-400 dollars. Of course, once extras and accessories come into play (batteries, backpacks, filter, etc.) it can get pretty crazy. Again, thank you for your input. I'm hoping to make a purchase over the next couple of days be it new or from the secondary market. You're Awesome! Clear Skies, Bill L. in Okla.
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    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Greetings All, I am ready to take the plunge and purchase a Phantom 4 Pro. An upgrade from my Hubsan X4 Pro High-End Edition. However, I'm tossed on whether or not I should trust the purchase of a "lightly" used P4 Pro or not risk the hassle and just buy a new one. Has anyone had success purchasing a used P4 Pro or have suggestions why buying new is the better option? I realize not ALL used drone are created equal and there are great buying opportunities out there in the used market but for the money involved with this purchase is buying used worth the risk. Thanks for looking. Clear Skies, Bill L. in Okla.
  9. Greetings, Yes, I still fly this Hubsan quad and up until recently it has performed well, give or take. Recently, it has begun initiating a serious and sudden wobble in flight out of the blue. While flying in Altitude Hold mode, the quad will take off and hover at 10-15 feet just fine (not really willing to go much higher at this point) then, it sounds like one of the motor(s) will accelerate (wind up) and shortly after that the crazy wobble begins. It is very repeatable happening during every flight now. It will also (while hovering) initiate a sudden 90 degree yaw to the right, all on it's own!?!? I'm thinking I have a failing/erratic motor or ESC. I realize that there may only be a few (if any) still flying the model but, any thoughts on this issue (even if it's that I should bite the bullet and upgrade) would be greatly appreciated. Clear Skies, Bill L., in Okla.
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    An Additional Typhoon H Question

    Greetings, Thanks for the link. I think I can say with extreme confidence that while the H520 is an excellent offering from Yuneec, that bird is WaaaaY out of touch for me. Clear Skies, Bill L. Duncan, OK
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    Yuneec Typhoon H

    Greetings, I'm posting here because I couldn't seem to generate an answer under the specific manufacturer section. My question is related to the Yuneec Typhoon H and let me ask this humbly as it may be a silly question. The Typhoon H - does it or does it not require trimming while in flight? I ask this because NO review or operational video discussing the 'H' itself or the ST16 Controller ever mentions trimming this vehicle. I don't think the ST16 even provides tabs to allow trimming. Is this because of its 'hex' configuration? Anyway, I ask in the name of trying to educating myself on this system as part of my possible future purchase research. Thank you in advance and Clear Skies! Bill L. In Okla.
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    An Additional Typhoon H Question

    Greetings Gang, I had an additional thought regarding the Typhoon H. I have noticed in all of the 'H' videos I've watched that no one mentions nor does the ST16 Controller seems to have any method for trimming the aircraft in flight?? Is this attributed to the Hex design vs. a quad? Is the 'H' in full time GPS mode as opposed to just altitude hold? Most curious and I would be interested in others experiences and/or thoughts. Thanks, Bill L. In Okla.
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    Current Mindset on the Typhoon H?

    Greetings Gang, I have been flying my Hubsan X4 Pro since it became available. It's a very solid flyer and I have not had any issues with it that were not self-induced. I'm now felling the need for an upgrade and the opportunity to take advantage of some of the latest technologies and autonomous capabilities. I have been looking again at Yuneec's Typhoon H and was wondering if it is still a worthy, up to date aircraft for consideration and applicable to aerial photography. I have been getting more involved in taking aerial images/videos of small oil and gas well sites for sale by owners and thought that some of the autonomous flight features (360 degree imaging) and flight stability of the Typhoon H might simplify the task. So, the bottom line question I suppose is, has the Typhoon H received/and does it maintain acceptance within the community and is it perceived as a worthy contender and a place holder among the other drones in it's class? Or has its time come and gone? Plus there are rumors of a psooible Thermal camera coming soon? Any input is greatly appreciated. Bill L. in Okla.
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    Student Build Project Recommendation?

    Greetings, Good information can NEVER arrive too late!! The Flight Test STEM curriculum looks very good and is definitely worth deeper investigation!! Thank you so very much for not forgetting about us!! Clear Skies, Bill L.
  15. Greetings Spitfire76, Agreed, I almost did the same thing!! WHEW!! This seems to be a re-occurring theme and with DJI discontinuing some of their line (Phantom 4) in favor of what appears to be more commercially applicable products (more expensive) there will eventually be an ever growing market gap leaving only toys at one end and high-end systems at the other. Clear Skies