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Old 02-03-2014
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Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

I have a DJI Phantom. They are very robust, but there are known issues. It does great with a GoPro Hero 3.

If you purchase one: color code the props to match the arms so you don't put the props on wrong. Write your telephone number on the unit somewhere in case it flies away. They don't float, in case you have a water landing, but you can add home built pontoons. Don't use the camera wi-fi (if yours has it) while flying the craft, there can be issues.

I had one crash onto the prop guards from 150' and it flew again. I had another one survive a 450' fall and land on it legs (broken legs and camera case) but the unit flew again and the camera still works.
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