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Old 01-13-2019, 04:56 PM
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Can anyone ballpark the value of a DJI Phantom Pro 3? Has the custom carry case and only about 10 hours. It's just over a year old. Has 4k camera of course.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:25 PM
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Can anyone ballpark the value of a DJI Phantom Pro 3? Has the custom carry case and only about 10 hours. It's just over a year old. Has 4k camera of course.
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Google and these guys Official: Quadcopter, Drone, (w/video) Q+A thead. will know the going price.


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Wow, the guy wants $500.00, I'd say he's high.
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Wow, the guy wants $500.00, I'd say he's high.
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I am seeing carrying cases ranging from $25-$130. The $500 figure doesn't seem too far off depending on what case he/she has (i.e. some are aluminum, waterproof, backpacks, etc.)
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I am seeing carrying cases ranging from $25-$130. The $500 figure doesn't seem too far off depending on what case he/she has (i.e. some are aluminum, waterproof, backpacks, etc.)
Its a BluRex pelican style case that he said he paid $180.00 for new 1 year ago. I've been wanting a drone for years but I have absolutely no use for it and at my age don't know how long it would take to learn to fly, I never played video games. Again, I have no use for it but want to try one. Maybe a should buy a $49.00 drone.
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Find out what accessories come with it..may have a few spare parts so price may not be all too bad.
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You might get $500-600 for the package. Sorry to say the P3 is older tech. Phantom 4 has a better 4K camera
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I have been flying them for many years started with the original DJI Phantom. The new DJI products are all very good and easy to fly. I now use a Mavic Pro as I love how easily I can transport it compared to any Phantom. If your just going to use around your home the Phantom is probably fine, but if you ever want to fly elsewhere I would go with a Mavic. The specs between the two are close and being able to fold and fit in a small backpack is a very nice feature.

The cheap drones will not have nearly the features of the pricier ones and the are harder to fly. You can try one just to practice but its not the same. Something new flyers don't realize is its safer higher. if you go straight up to a couple hundred feet there really isn't anything you can hit and crash into. Down lower where you might feel safer is where you will hit the branch and powerline.
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Originally Posted by nibble View Post
Its a BluRex pelican style case that he said he paid $180.00 for new 1 year ago. I've been wanting a drone for years but I have absolutely no use for it and at my age don't know how long it would take to learn to fly, I never played video games. Again, I have no use for it but want to try one. Maybe a should buy a $49.00 drone.
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If you can afford it, go for it!! The particular one you're looking at is very easy to fly (I have the non-pro version). It adjusts itself to stay in one spot using GPS, even in a breeze (under 8-10 mph). Just point it where you want it to go and it will fly in a straight line and with smooth transition movements. Top speed is about 28 mph and you get about 20-25 minutes fly time. Plus if you lose sight of it, you hit a button and it will fly itself to the point where it took off (hovers at 100 feet). Same if the battery gets too low, it will automatically come home. There are many other features that would take a while to explain. Just remember, this is older tech too.

The $49 quad will not stabilize itself and you'll constantly be adjusting for the slightest drafts, making it not so much fun for taking photos/videos. It likely won't have GPS, and it's movements will likely be hyperactive, making it more prone to crashing into objects. Plus at that price, it won't have a gimbal for the crappy camera, so a lot of photos will probably be blurry. Smaller battery also means much shorter fly time (think 5-10 minutes).
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Originally Posted by nibble View Post
Its a BluRex pelican style case that he said he paid $180.00 for new 1 year ago. I've been wanting a drone for years but I have absolutely no use for it and at my age don't know how long it would take to learn to fly, I never played video games. Again, I have no use for it but want to try one. Maybe a should buy a $49.00 drone.
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Drones are now under $20, learn with something that will teach you the basics (Up/Down, Left/Right, Rotate) You will crash it fairly often, so wide open space is best; otherwise get one with prop guards, especially if flying in windy conditions.
You won't want/need a camera function until you have mastered controlling the aircraft.

Small, hand-sized ones are good for learning. If you master them, the larger ones are easier to handle.

P.S. Some of my statements conflict with those of experienced flyers. My perspective is as a newbie to drone flying.
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Nibble the dji are incredibly easy to fly the cheaper models are hard. There so easy that before I purchased my phantom 4 I met a guy who let me try his for a min with him, I was sold. Try some places around your area for guys that fly them or go to Craigslist.

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