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Bene505 02-01-2014 02:22 PM

Best Drone for GoPro???
 
Interested in getting a drone for our GoPro. Does anyone know what the best drone to use is?

Would like to take shots of the boat from the air, and use it for a lot of things on land too.

Regards,
Brad

vega1860 02-01-2014 02:58 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
I am interested in that too. I will be watching this thread.

Delta-T 02-01-2014 03:20 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
This is supposed to be the latest, streams video to your iphone AR.Drone 2.0. Parrot new wi-fi quadricopter - AR.Drone.com - HD Camera - Civil drone - Parrot

Lake Superior Sailor 02-01-2014 03:39 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
Most guys use kites for this. wifi is needed for some drones and its nice to have a line conection to your camera that the kite offers, Cause you can always drag it in!...Dale

windarra44 02-01-2014 03:44 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
I bought a Phantom Vision 2 from DJI industries a couple months ago. If you already have a GoPro you may want to buy the Phantom 2, the Vision comes with a camera mounted. I just started flying it around my boat 2 weeks ago and hope to launch it to take pics and video while underway. I have a couple of pics in the photo album. A phone app allows you to view what the camera sees in real time and the unit has a 900 ft range in the stock set up.

DJI | Phantom 2 Vision

Happy Flying!

Sal Paradise 02-01-2014 04:18 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
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

rhr1956 02-01-2014 04:42 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
A group shoots aerial videos of our sailing events. Their work can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwrqQTCfskY

They use GoPro cameras mounted to QAV540G quadrotors.

dabnis 02-01-2014 04:45 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
We flew RC electric planes for many years and found the bigger the plane was the easier it was to fly, for us anyway. We taught ourselves how to fly, boring many holes in the ground in the process. :D

Don't know how easy drones are to fly, but would suggest a nice soft area to learn in.

Paul T

titustiger27 02-01-2014 05:03 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
for flying drones or RC electric plans... I wonder how crowded the air space is when you get away from take off.

That is I see people flying planes in parking lots where they can see their plane and probably no one else is around, but say you flow it over a baseball field, wouldn't there be the chance of the plane (/drone) being hit buy an unexpected object (baseball)?

jppp 02-01-2014 05:05 PM

Re: Best Drone for GoPro???
 
This video prompted my purchase of a drone. This guy uses a much more advanced drone with a gopro. I bought a Parrot AR Drone. Comes with an HD camera mounted and uses an Iphone or Ipad as a controller.
but, heck you gotta start somewhere.

Quantum Key West 2014 - Behind The Scenes - YouTube


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