After a few years, DJI then bought out the Phantom 3. I checked it out, and figured it was a vast improvement on the Phantom1, so I bought one and started flying right away, so I could get more photos and videos.
But after a while, I found the Phantom a bit boring! I call it "cappuccino flying" – you can have a coffee while you fly. Whereas, with the custom built machines, you need to build the drone, program the card manually, tune it yourself through testing, and then learn to fly it aggressively. It’s much more exciting and is a huge learning curve.
By then, I had decided to sell my house and go travelling on my motorbike. So I bought a little DJI Mavic - super easy to fly, great pictures, and being so compact, I was able to take it on my bike travelling.
After about a year of travelling around on the bike, I drove all my possessions over to Western Australia to spend time with family and friends. While at Exmouth with some friends, I pulled out the FPV once more...that was Jan 2018. Unfortunately I crashed it into a steel fence and wrecked it, so I chucked it back in the box and forgot about it for a while.
I kept using the DJI Mavic and even the Phantom 3, and was getting some great footage of some short trip 4x4 travelling in Western Australia. I do like to research, and came to know that DJI had bought out a digital system (instead of the analogue I’d been using for ages) as well as some high-definition goggles. This excited me a bit, and having the luxury of time on my hands, I decided to get out my old machines and start getting back into it again.