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Why is this so cheap? What's the catch?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Gerken, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Gerken

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    I want to pick up a second controller for my inspire, and I see on amazon there's controllers for $300 bucks or so...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2437869742&pf_rd_i=desktop

    But when I look at dji or camera store pages they're listing around $650....

    DJI Inspire 1 - Remote Controller | PROCAM Photo & Video Gear | Detroit - Chicago

    What's the catch? Are these knock off controllers? or older models that have limited features?

    I don't want to cheap out and end up with something risky, but I'm only looking to control the camera... so perhaps the limitations of an older model wouldn't be a problem?
    I'm not sure... does anyone know?
     
  2. seanmclean

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    Seeing lots of intermittent price drops. There's a package that crops up occasionally with a controller, battery, heater, and some other stuff for $450.
     
  3. double_action

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    I got one recently they are "A" version controllers.
     
  4. seanmclean

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    Which you know, doesn't mean anything.
     
  5. double_action

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    I was just passing on information about the controllers they're selling.....
     
  6. Gerken

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    Did it work fine?
     
  7. double_action

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    I just got it this week, I haven't had a chance to fly with it, but everything's working on the ground.

    It's the one on the right with the Air 2.
     

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  8. Gerken

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    As the second controller for the camera I guess the risk is minimal.
     
  9. double_action

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    That was my thought.
     
  10. slim.slamma

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    Why do want a 2nd?
    I own 2 but it doesn't work properly.
    The signal always drops out basically it's useless.
    Reason for being so cheap it's a joke. You buy 2 you gone want to sell 1 eventually.
    Good luck but don't waste your money doubt if you will get use out it. Spare that's about it
     
  11. slim.slamma

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    If you add one of these you should be good
    RHCP Half Sphere Helix 2.4GHz
    If you order tell him it's for the slave. Make sure you get the correct 2.4 ghz.
     
  12. Phatzo

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    or relocate the 5ghz antenna within the controller with a 5ghz pcb antenna.


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  13. Phatzo

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    search the forum for bad slave video or similar.


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  14. double_action

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    Also, at $300, I'm sure you could make that back (or more) selling it on ebay if you don't like it...
     
  15. daniel lin

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    I got one.. works fine!