OMG, you ARE all mad !
I should fit in fine here !
On a serious note, The Phantom 2 was best described as “fiddly” Although great at its time, I was always having to re-calibrate the drone and controller on the laptop, it was bulky to carry around - even in it’s bright yellow padded case. Video signal could be problematic, even with upgraded antenna, which made you look like a mobile Soviet listening station.All the different bits needed charging before I flew, so drone, monitor, go-pro, remote.
I guess the hassle is why it’s sat idle for the last 3 years.
On to the Air - what a difference 4 years makes. It’s compact (the main reason I chose it over the MP) the camera is fantastic, and it’s been well thought out. I got the “fly more” pack with it (from Jessops) and they threw in and extra battery, giving me 4 in total. Everything charges at once, and all fits into a shoulder bag.
As for flying - i’ve only done a very small amount so far, but in terms of stability it’s light years ahead of the P2. Holds position perfectly, and doesn’t drift (yet) I never really trusted the P2 to the point I could take my eyes off it for a few seconds.
The cost of the P2 when I got it, with all the bits that I added, probably came out the wrong side of £1200. My air cost me £770 all in, so a lot more for a lot less.