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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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RC Chopper Questions and Recommendations

Hoping to do some RC aerial shoots. I ve shot from a real chopper before but looking for something that will give us some nice smooth low shots that would not be possible with a full size chopper. Using either the Canon 5D or 7D or a Gopro camera. Can you suggest some models to check out? Hoping for under $1000 if possible but will consider all options (and renting if available). Thanks!
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Old April 21st, 2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: RC Chopper Questions and Recommendations

For under 1000 $ you might want to check out the "entry level" DJI Phantom quadcopter. Can carry, and designed for, a GoPro, but not heavier cameras. (I use the Phantom and gopro 3 myself)
For more lift capacity, I see people are happy with the F550 or even better (and much more expensive), the DJI S800 Spreading wings hexacopter.
There are plenty videos of all these and probably also other systems on youtube.

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I just noticed this is an old thread, but I guess it's still valid as more and more people get into aerial filming.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: RC Chopper Questions and Recommendations

If you can hold off for a couple more months there will be purpose built setups coming into the market with a
new design of gimbal and new gimbal motors.. The performance of the setup is going to be a game changer for this type of video capture.... the video I have seen from the prototypes is very good....
This is for the GoPro cam's.... if you want to shoot with larger cams you will need to invest in a larger setup and understand how to fly it correctly....
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