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Old 02-11-2013, 12:23 PM
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Wow that is awesome!
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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Thats sweet! I wish I had that kind of equipment
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:40 PM
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Thats amazing, I gotta get one of those GoPro's.
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I've been wanting to do this for a few years. I love rc helis and like quads even more. Here is what I started.

I got a DJI Phantom quadcopter and mounted my gopro hero3 to it. I can get up to 1000' and get lots of photos and videos. My plan is to get aerial shots of my crew working and some for my customers as well so they can see what it looks like from above. In this day and age, every little to set you apart helps.

This is a video I took the other day of a property we are maintaining that is still under construction. What do you guys think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEf4o...R4xFF0YAwYUILA
That is so cool, I have been wanting to do that forever! I was going to get a weather balloon and hang the camera. How much did the heli cost?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:58 AM
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Looks cool but I predict a DCMA take down notice for that sound track soon. Unless you have licensed "Sail" from AWOL Nation
If it passes youtubes upload its ok. Youtube only lets you use certain songs.

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Do you have any problems flying it? Because I know with the parrot AR Drone you get a point of view, where as this one doesn't appear to have that. I have been looking into something like this, for work but also for my snowboarding and snowmobiling trips
Its stupidly simple. I fly helis and some 3D as well. This is soooo much easier. And without a FPV like the ar drone, you defiantly need line of sight to fly. I'm getting better at judging distance. But will get FPV soon so I can fly without LOS.

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Nope, flew it in 15mph winds the other day. The day of video was 5-10mph winds.

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love it. how much do one of those run with the camera?
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That is so cool, I have been wanting to do that forever! I was going to get a weather balloon and hang the camera. How much did the heli cost?
This is way better than a balloon. Total cost for the Phantom is $697 plus the gopro. And of course I have 5 batteries. This is the cheapest RTF system you can get. And it is the easiest to fly.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:07 PM
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Check out how good this guy is... http://youtu.be/bsrzBwylodU
Check out some of his other vids. Watch in HD, full screen! Amazing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjkVY...4bahRI7yN0TcJA

Oh, and you gun nuts will LOVE this one... http://youtu.be/SNPJMk2fgJU
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Very cool concept! Especially for big projects. Kudos
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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That is sweet. Very cool.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:09 PM
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Check out how good this guy is... http://youtu.be/bsrzBwylodU
Check out some of his other vids. Watch in HD, full screen! Amazing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjkVY...4bahRI7yN0TcJA

Oh, and you gun nuts will LOVE this one... http://youtu.be/SNPJMk2fgJU
The one for FPS Russia is fake. It was a promo for Black Ops II. Still cool though.

The others are done with a MUCH more expensive quad. Like $3,000+ But still do the FPV that I want to eventually do with mine.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:48 AM
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So with an Ipad, etc.. I'm guessing one can get a quad copter and cameras functioning for under $400 if they already have the pad.

I'm considering a small helicopter for redwoods and forest, but not sure about landscaping yet.

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