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The Spark is my first drone and I'm looking in the future to get a P4P because of the camera. The Spark and Mavic have quite small controllers and the P4P controller is much bigger. What kind of technology and features do they have packed in there to make it so big? I'm not saying this is a bad thing because the nitro helis I flew years ago used a similar sized controller - so it more what I'm used to anyway.
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Could be because the phantom is so much bigger lol
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Well, the joysticks take up half of the space, there is also a fair amount of electronics and naturally the battery. The photo bellow shows some of the detail. Not shown is the video input output board and if fitted the HMDI board, these are located on the lower housing moulding.

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Yes, they are jam packed full of electronic and digital technology.

I wouldn't have it any other way. Ha


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Interested that this thread popped up because I was flying the P4P today and thought wow yeah this RC is much bigger the the Mavic RC....guess it's a matter of getting used to it. Love flying the P4P so it's get easy to get used to it...
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M.C. Pilot Posted at 2017-11-8 12:20
Interested that this thread popped up because I was flying the P4P today and thought wow yeah this RC is much bigger the the Mavic RC....guess it's a matter of getting used to it. Love flying the P4P so it's get easy to get used to it...

Some forum members like the Mavic controllers better (especially the joysticks).
What is your take on this?
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Dockater Posted at 2017-11-8 10:52
Well, the joysticks take up half of the space, there is also a fair amount of electronics and naturally the battery. The photo bellow shows some of the detail. Not shown is the video input output board and if fitted the HMDI board, these are located on the lower housing moulding.

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Nice to see!
Still I wonder why Spark / Mavic can do 'the same' with a lot less volume...
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-8 14:14
Some forum members like the Mavic controllers better (especially the joysticks).
What is your take on this?

had to adjust my fingers to move the sticks as the MP RC sticks are shorter and easier to get to. The P4P RC is chunky so basically I sit on my knee area to stabilize then move the sticks. However the sticks are super responsive, impressive.
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M.C. Pilot Posted at 2017-11-8 15:11
had to adjust my fingers to move the sticks as the MP RC sticks are shorter and easier to get to. The P4P RC is chunky so basically I sit on my knee area to stabilize then move the sticks. However the sticks are super responsive, impressive.

So you think the remote controller is big, you should use one that has a maxx range antenna attached. now thats Big!!  thats where having a tripod to put it on is ideal.
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If the Phantom 4 controller is too big for you, then this drone won't be of any interest to you.


Unless you need to drop your drone from an elevated height, for a secret mission. Haha

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M.C. Pilot Posted at 2017-11-8 15:11
had to adjust my fingers to move the sticks as the MP RC sticks are shorter and easier to get to. The P4P RC is chunky so basically I sit on my knee area to stabilize then move the sticks. However the sticks are super responsive, impressive.

Nice. Good thing you can adjust them a little.
Do you have a lanyard?
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Ha ha, the similar question had been asked when Mavic was released at the first time.
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Such RC is definitely more stabile in hands and josticks can be more precisely handeld.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-8 20:03
If the Phantom 4 controller is too big for you, then this drone won't be of any interest to you.
https://youtu.be/_fBblkkLECY

Hahahahahaha.
Learning something every day
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-9 03:48
Hahahahahaha.
Learning something every day

Wanna go for a ride, on (under) my drone. Haha



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-9 08:34
Wanna go for a ride, on (under) my drone. Haha

Sure, let’s go!
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Got a chute, incase anything goes South?
Besides you!! Haha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-9 11:54
Got a chute, incase anything goes South?
Besides you!! Haha

I trust technology completely.
YOLO
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-8 23:09
Nice. Good thing you can adjust them a little.
Do you have a lanyard?

Have one but don't really use it. Keep it in the bag if I ever need it. Sitting down and working the controls is a lot more comfortable.
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-11-9 00:44
Ha ha, the similar question had been asked when Mavic was released at the first time.

Really?

MP RC I think was made perfect for hand control !


Has I think was right the exact right size.
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PowerBand1 Posted at 2017-11-8 19:53
So you think the remote controller is big, you should use one that has a maxx range antenna attached. now thats Big!!  thats where having a tripod to put it on is ideal.

Yeah true I've seen those, those are huge.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-9 12:46
I trust technology completely.
YOLO

Sure, planes Never crash, and tanker ships Never collide.  
But flying saucers land without turmoil near Las Vegas. Who has the technology, really? Haha

Yes, while it's wonderful. I prefer to dig a hole in the bank of a low tide River and search for lost antiquities.
Gold pan in hand, ready to wash out the valuable secrets hidden beneath.
I just might buy a decent quality (silver and gold) metal detector, to make my searching easier.
A fellow gets tired of old bottle caps and rusty fishing lures.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-9 16:05
Sure, planes Never crash, and tanker ships Never collide.  
But flying saucers land without turmoil near Las Vegas. Who has the technology, really? Haha

I could live with that also. (gold digging).
Unfortunately we have flat country that does not have a lot of gold in it's nature.
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M.C. Pilot Posted at 2017-11-9 15:20
Have one but don't really use it. Keep it in the bag if I ever need it. Sitting down and working the controls is a lot more comfortable.

Ok, I was considering buying one
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-9 22:56
I could live with that also. (gold digging).
Unfortunately we have flat country that does not have a lot of gold in it's nature.

There are rivers and streams that hold plenty of gold, in every country...

You don't need to have the Rocky Mountains or the Grand Canyon to find it,

Selling drones must be like owning a small gold mine, itself. ;-)


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-9 23:39
There are rivers and streams that hold plenty of gold, in every country...

You don't need to have the Rocky Mountains or the Grand Canyon to find it,

Hahahaha.
I will start searching today!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-9 23:40
Hahahaha.
I will start searching today!

The way gold travels, look at the inside of a bend in the water flow.



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-10 12:36
The way gold travels, look at the inside of a bend in the water flow.

We spent hours of gold digging in Sweden last year with the kids.
Did not find anything but had a wonderful time
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-8 20:03
If the Phantom 4 controller is too big for you, then this drone won't be of any interest to you.
https://youtu.be/_fBblkkLECY

RHP  i want one of those.about the price of a phantom 4.ha,ha,ha
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-8 20:03
If the Phantom 4 controller is too big for you, then this drone won't be of any interest to you.
https://youtu.be/_fBblkkLECY

Now that's a freaking drone.
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It takes a big hammer to drive a big nail.
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repairman Posted at 2017-11-10 13:50
RHP  i want one of those.about the price of a phantom 4.ha,ha,ha

Did you want the chest harness in white or baby blue?  Haha


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Lucas775 Posted at 2017-11-10 17:00
Now that's a freaking drone.

I wish we could all buy one of those.

Just think of the "inspiring" adventures and interesting professional connections we would make.


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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-10 12:48
We spent hours of gold digging in Sweden last year with the kids.
Did not find anything but had a wonderful time

Oh?
Were you using a metal dectector?
Or perhaps just digging dirt and washing it with a portable sleuce box?


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-11 04:27
Oh?
Were you using a metal dectector?
Or perhaps just digging dirt and washing it with a portable sleuce box?

No, we were just having fun in a creek with running water.
Very nice area and we had a lot of fun searching nice stones and 'gold'.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-11 04:24
I wish we could all buy one of those.

Just think of the "inspiring" adventures and interesting professional connections we would make.

I totally agree!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-11 04:32
No, we were just having fun in a creek with running water.
Very nice area and we had a lot of fun searching nice stones and 'gold'.

As long as you were all enjoying the time together, that's what counts. ;-)

A little nugget would have been welcome though, eh? Ha


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Oh yeah.  Most definitely...

See, I would even take a refurbished model. Haha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-11-11 15:54
As long as you were all enjoying the time together, that's what counts. ;-)

A little nugget would have been welcome though, eh? Ha

Oh boy, that would have been very welcome!
I could think of a 1000 ways to spend it
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-11-12 09:59
Oh boy, that would have been very welcome!
I could think of a 1000 ways to spend it

Or build a shadow box to display your delightful find... ;-)
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Definitely a keeper... Haha

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