Anyone ever think to get aerial photos/vidoes? Well I did

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by maelawncare, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 208

    Wow that is awesome!
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Thats sweet! I wish I had that kind of equipment
  3. Scapeshapers

    Scapeshapers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Thats amazing, I gotta get one of those GoPro's.
  4. jamo1911

    jamo1911 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    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?
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    If it passes youtubes upload its ok. Youtube only lets you use certain songs.

    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.

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

    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.
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. LaurenWasyluk

    LaurenWasyluk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Very cool concept! Especially for big projects. Kudos
  8. ygim

    ygim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    That is sweet. Very cool.
  9. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    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.
  10. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    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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