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Old August 18 2014, 12:30 AM   #1
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Aerial drones & GoPro

Where is the best place to shop for a drone? Any hints on what brand names and features to look for? I want to hook it to a GoPro or other video camera and take aerial footage. Any hints on what to get in a GoPro?
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Old August 18 2014, 01:29 AM   #2
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Re: Aerial drones & GoPro

I'm no expert on quad-copters and the like, but many have a camera (perhaps a GoPro) built-in. That video, aside from recording on-board, also feeds live to the smart phone or tablet being used to control the craft.

RC cars and "tanks" are similarly equipped these days. I use an RC tank to run cables.
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Old August 18 2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: Aerial drones & GoPro

It really depends on the level of video quality you want out of the quad. There are professional gigs with built in camera stabilizer that will allow you to take really amazing shots. There are also dirt cheap tiny amateur quads with built in cameras too.

In fact, my dad's always been interested in flying machinery so I just ordered a Hubsan X4 H107C via a web store as a birthday gift. I've seen several great reviews on the web about how easy it is to fly and its built-in 2MP camera does a decent job as seen from this video. What's more, its just USD70.
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 AM   #4
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Re: Aerial drones & GoPro

As someone who works an airport, I say don't....
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Old Yesterday, 04:31 AM   #5
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Re: Aerial drones & GoPro

ThunderAeroI wrote: View Post
As someone who works an airport, I say don't....
What does that have to do with it?
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