DJI releases mid-priced Phantom 2 and Phantom FC40 quadcopters

The Phantom 2 Last year right around this time, DJI Innovations released its original Phantom quadcopter. The fact that the aircraft was designed to carry a GoPro camera made it quite popular. Then in November, the company started selling the Phantom 2 Vision model, which features its own built-in Wi-Fi-controlled HD camera. It’s pretty awesome, but at US$1,199 it’s priced $720 more than the base Phantom. Now, DJI has introduced two new models that occupy the middle ground between those two price points. The onboard camera isn’t the only thing that sets the Phantom 2 Vision apart from the Phantom. It also has an improved flight control system – meaning it’s easier to control – plus its new battery allows for flight times of about 25 minutes as opposed to 10 to 15. Additionally, the quadcopter features self-tightening propellers, so you don’t need to worry about one of the suckers popping off in mid-flight (as long as you initially mounted the right ones to the right motors). Well, if you keep all of those other improvements but lose the built-in camera, you get …

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