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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by owenrg, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. owenrg

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    I have a guy (videographer) who is selling his inspire one because his project is over. It's a 1.0 version with all stock stuff included. They have 5 ND filters for 50$ that would be worth it I think.

    Anyway, the basic set up for 2,000$. Worth it? I wanted the 2.0 with bigger motors and prop locks, but I can get the prop locks from a,Avon easy enough. They are also,selling the t47 (3 of them) batteries for 110$.

    Do I really need the bigger motors? Is there really that big a difference? This seems like a fantastic deal considering I can get a couple of t48's and charging hub and be at the price of a new inspire 2.0. The condition of the inspire aside (assuming it's in great condition) do I pull the trigger on this? I'm checking on the date of purchase and warranty.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Tj_

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    Ask how many hours are on the airframe. Thats what really matters. Inspect it thoroughly. See how much slop, or play is in the landing gear mechanism. Do you get 1 controller or 2? What shape is the controller in? Does it look like it's been used a lot?

    I personally haven't flown an inspire with the bigger motors yet. But from reading other posts on here there isn't a significant improvement. I think the term used was negligible difference.

    Before I buy any used batteries I want to know what the life percentage reads, and amount of times charged are. You can view those in the dji go app.
     
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    I'd make that offer for the whole lot. Batteries are subject to their owner's use and care. Since you can't establish they were treated well... and they're a single point of failure, I generally wouldn't buy them unless they were an extreme markdown.
     
  4. owenrg

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    1 controller but sounds like a second could be available. Batteries are the 47s for 110$ each, they have 3 besides what's included with the Coptor. I was going to offer them 220$ for all 3 batteries.

    They bought it about a year ago so the warranty is about up which is a bummer but not a deal breaker. I'll check on battery cycles and airframe time, thanks for that.

    I guess I'm nervous about buying something right before CES and having dji come out with a new forward facing pilot cam or something. If it's solid, thus just seems like too good of a deal to pass up. I can upgrade the motors later if I decide to get the pro camera or something like that.