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Mine has an RF wireless video transmitter so I have a live feed coming from the camera. I don't know its range yet, but I'm thinking, line of sight, 500 feet or so. I mounted the monitor to the controller. It is quite the setup.
So for the Phantom 2 you can add a transmitter and get some Fat Shark goggles for around $300 complete to get FPV (First Person View) That way you can fly and see where you are going. The Wi-Fi on the GoPro can over power the signal on the Phantom, making it unreliable at times, thus the need for the additional equipment for FPV flying. We have also tried with a monitor, which works great if you have a person to fly and one to operate the camera. The gimbal on the phantom keeps everything stable. If you have not seen it before the craft tilts as it flies forward and backwards. The gimbal keeps the camera level on everything is smooth. There are a ton of cool videos, both of flight and how to fly, out there. If you are not familiar with the Phantom and other UAVs you should have a look, fantastic tech for the price!
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Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

A quadcopter with video capability is on my "want list". Such cool videos, particularly if you have the confidence to fly it over water and get some sailing footage. Really puts my kite-cam endeavors to shame!

The Parrot looks like an interesting option given the price and the included camera.
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Yup, that's the one. I can upgrade the gimbal to hold a DSLR in the future if I choose to do so. These are very robust copters. I turn off the wifi on the gopro- it isn't necessary. I start the recording manually. I can see the image on the FPV monitor (which I decided not to use until I'm comfortable taking off and landing).
I can't stress enough, to anyone who wants one- get a Nano QX to practice with. It's less than $100, you can fly it in the house, it's a blast, and it WILL prepare you for the big, expensive toy.
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