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Tarot FY680 vs DJI F550

#1
I am looking into Aerial Videography and contemplating the following two systems:
DJI F550 Naza M V2 with Zenmuse Gimbal

Tarot FY680 with Tarot Gimbal.

I want to use Gopro Hero 3 on the system. From the reading have done I believe that the DJI won't have much flight time particularly compared to the Tarot FY680. On the setup I wish to run separate power systems, one for flight control and the other for FPV/Gimbal/Camera, thoughts? I have also read that Futaba is the best matched for the DJI products, I'm a Spektrum man, so this means buying a futaba controller like the 14SVA thoughts??

I ideally want a long flight time with the ability to upgrade cameras in the future. I want a safe system that is proven.

Thoughts
 
#2
Go tarot all the way. Its lighter and you wont run into the problem of poor DJI customer service.
Instead of using two batteries, use one battery for flight and then a 12v BEC for the gimbal and vtx, etc... it save alot of weight
Tarot's frames are better than DJI's IMO and their gopro gimbal is as good as zenmuse for a small fraction of the cost.
 

nilsen

Senior Member
#4
Hey Bucket,

I had a DJI Phantom with a tarot gimbal and it was excellent although very little flight time as it is a bit heavy with the gopro and gimbal.

I built a Tarot Fy680 with the Tarot gimbal and it's a great fit, I highly recommend it.
12 Inch props with a 5200 4s battery gets me about 12 minutes of flight time.

With the Phantom it was about 4 :)

There is a post about it here:

http://forum.flitetest.com/showthread.php?10305-Esc-Placement-and-wire-length&highlight=nilsen

Hope this helps!

Cheers