How to get Phantom 3 Standard for just over £300

If you are looking to buy a new Phantom 3 Standard you probably wouldn’t find it for anything cheaper than £450 – 500. Yes, there is always eBay, but then you are buying a used and most probably abused product without any warranty.

I got mine from scan.co.uk for £328. OK it’s not technically brand new but refurbished. What it means is that it might have been returned, the box has already been opened, hence the price reduction. First of all it’s a reputable company, they give you a warranty and their customer support is brilliant.

For example my box came without a charger. I gave them a call and they sent me one the very same day, no questions asked. I could have claimed the £124 battery is missing and I guess they would have sent me one (I don’t suggest you do that, karma will get you!).

Apart from that minor issue, the drone came in the original box with all the standard accessories (propellers, stickers etc) and it looked absolutely brand new.

I have no affiliation with them whatsoever, just telling you how I got my drone.

Flying to investigate an accident

Some [censored] has managed to land a brand new Range Rover in the middle of the roundabout. As it hit the barrier which essentially acted as a ramp, it took off and flew for good a 5-7 metres before smashing to the ground. I obviously had to investigate and flew over with my Phantom to the site of the accident.

What speed the driver of the Range Rover must have been doing to make a such a big jump?

Anyway, here is the video

How it all began

I got a DJI Phantom 3 Standard as a present for my 36th and so far I’m more than impressed with the purchase. The drone takes off like a rocket, has a very good range and beyond excellent gimbal stabilisation. No matter how much I tried to thrash it, the video is perfectly stabilised.

The safety features are even more impressive – if it happens that you lose the connection to the drone it will automatically land itself where it took off, so you really need to try hard to lose it.

Here is some sample footage I have taken so far.


Bear in mind that I have had my drone for a week and it’s January, so flying a drone is a bit tricky right now here in the UK.

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