One of the biggest complaints that I have heard about the DJI Phantom series of quadcopters has been random flyaways that some users experienced. I have covered these issues ad-nauseam here on Photography Bay and there is a nightmarish forum thread here with dozens of first-hand reports. It is a real problem and something that can quite simply kill a passion of flying drones for many users after they helplessly watch a $1,000+ kit flyaway.
The DJI Phantom combined with a GoPro HERO4 Black shooting 120fps HD footage looks pretty sweet. But what happens when you need to carry a 30 pound payload to shoot with the Phantom Flex4K and cinema lenses?
Well, that Phantom won’t cut it. Instead, you need a much larger drone that you trust to fly in the air and not crash $250,000 worth of equipment. [Read more…]