Lust aside... The advantage IMO to owning an inspire is purely the size of the aircraft (yes size does make a difference). The inspire is more stable in gusty conditions.I am a P3 owner. Love it. Lust after T1. Does it make any sense at all to have both?
I have both. you get speed with the I1. It looks cooler. but....
with l1 if you break it, you get
1. 6-8 weeks wait time to fix it because they won't allow you to do it
2. One nationwide service center because DJI won't allow repair centers
3. 7 days to make sure it works.. if it doesn't, you have to wait 2 weeks for a replacement...at least.
4. No online sales support other than 9 hour old emails from china. Make sure you don't buy one from their online sales. There's no human being you can verbally speak with.....just emails where they don't help you with your problem and tell you "Best Regards"
5. Techs that tell you "I don't know buddy, it's just the way it is."
6. very expensive repairs
7. Higher battery costs.
8. No ground station as of yet.
save yourself a headache and drive faster in your car to your location where you fly your phantom. Enjoy it. Video quality is about the same if not the same. You gain about 20 mph with the inspire.
Ill be honest. For the money you spend, you would think it would be a better experience. But it's not. DJI has very poor communication and customer service.
You are correct for the most part about customer service and repair... But this is a DJI wide issue, not specific to this platform or that. You CAN do more self service work on a Phantom (or at least you could) Motors, body, legs etc... But if you have a hard crash, you'll need professional help, not to mention the camera and gimbal... Phantom has fewer moving parts so it will tolerate a light crash better. Guess the question a=is if the airframe provides what you want in a copter or if overall ruggedness is more important.I'm not trying to be pessimistic here. Please don't get me wrong. If you are expecting great customer service. well, look around the forums. I am normally a very level headed person and don't react to stuff like this but it has not been a good experience. Not a single DJI rep has reached out to me to see if there was something they could help with. Instead, wait times on the phone and being blown off by email support.
Ya man...I am a P3 owner. Love it. Lust after T1. Does it make any sense at all to have both?
Also welcome to inspirepilots.com Yogi !!
If you're going to buy a sexy I1, be sure to buy it from your local hobby shop where you'll get face to face customer service. And make sure to ask all the if questions and then based on the if answers, make your decision then.
Ya man...I'm going to disagree on the inspire purchase place. Go with Amazon, fulfilled by Amazon. P3 might be ok from loca hobby shop, but you'll need 30 days from Amazon to make sure you don't have a lemon inspire
And.... I can only imagine the nightmare of having a Matrice repaired with all the parts and options available.
If you're going to buy a sexy I1, be sure to buy it from your local hobby shop where you'll get face to face customer service. And make sure to ask all the if questions and then based on the if answers, make your decision then. I've had a Phantom, but mate, you cannot compare it to the I1. Once you fly her, only then you'll truly understand why we love her so much.