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Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

I didn't realize it was a drone until POV started to climb.

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This is the one i use....
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Just ordered those air to surface missiles. Weren't cheap.

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Just ordered those air to surface missiles. Weren't cheap.
Not to mention, the goPro camera has a one time use...




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I don't but here is a pretty good thread on them. I fly rc planes and helicopters and have had excellent results with eflite products. They do have a gopro drone from around $350. There is a drone with a built in stabilized camera with live feed for around $1200. Drones do not need wifi
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Did you mean to include a link? $350 would be nice. $1200 is a bit too steep for me.

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I didn't see the drone just got some second hand info:
They were concerned because it was valued at $1000 or more, range was 1/2 mile, if the batteries went low in flight it was programed to return to take off location. Don't know if that helps narrow it down.

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That video looks like it was taken with a Phantom Vision 2. The PV2 puts out it's own wifi, you log on with your android or iphone, this gives you real time camera view, and flight info (altitude, distance, compass direction etc.) and control over the camera functions. The copter also uses GPS and shows how many satellites you are connected to. When you are connected to 6 or more when launching, it has an automatic return function and will land where it took off from if you lose signal, lose sight of the copter or get a low battery warning. It also has other flying modes which will be necessary if flying while sailing, the atti mode disengages the GPS/return function, if underway you don't want the copter returning to it's original launch site, in straight GPS mode it will auto land with or without you. The PV2 has 6 function settings, I've been flying for 2 months (over land mostly) trying to learn these functions because you will crash while learning to fly, and I've seen the youtube video proof that the camera will continue to record as the copter descends into the deep.

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I have the Turbo Ace X830 with the gimbal for gopro. The common recommendation is if you are a novice at quadcopter flight, get a small, cheap copter to practice on. I am using the Nano Copter and having a blast flying it around the house, buzzing my family. I have to say that this is not an easy thing to do. I'm getting comfortable, but not quite ready to fly the big guy yet. I have it strapped down in my garage and I practice throttling that way. Next couple of days, I launch for real. I'll follow up with footage of the crash err- flight.

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They were concerned because it was valued at $1000 or more, range was 1/2 mile, if the batteries went low in flight it was programed to return to take off location.
I presume that would be about a mile or more astern of where they are now.....right?
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I presume that would be about a mile or more astern of where they are now.....right?
I assumed that was one of their concerns, struck me as an odd safety mechanism from a moving boat also.
The operator stressed a great deal of land based practice before hand, I've had 2 RC copters for Christmas, neither of which was still "airworthy" at New Years.

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