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Drones for GoPro

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by DLB, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. DLB

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    I'd like to have a drone for mounting my GoPro and getting some good aerial shots, but most of what I've looked at is a bit expensive for the occasional filming I would do with it. I'm wondering if anyone has came across an inexpensive drone that has the power and stability to have a GoPro attached for occasional recording during a ride.
     
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  2. Bettykant

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    I've thought about this too. I think it would be neat some events I go to it'd be awesome. I've seen apps for them you can run it from your phone or tablet. Although I'd be lucky not to destroy it after I got 5 feet high the first time.
     
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    I can't justify the ones that are GoPro capable. Too much money to risk losing in a tree canopy or in a strong gust of wind. I'm thinking sub $100 range. Here is one I'm considering:
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    It's around $60 on Amazon and has a built in camera that takes 1280x720 video at 30 frames and 3.7 MP stills. Not nearly as good as the GoPro, but with some editing and filters I may be able to clean it up enough to look decent for a few seconds during a video.
     
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  4. Butch450

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    Chances are once you get it you could probably swap out the camera for your gopro.
     
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  5. Bettykant

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    I hardly know anything about them but was looking at the ar 2.0 can pick one up off local craigslist for 150-250 almost all day. The one you posted would do me just fine for all I'll use it and already has a camera and all.
     
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    I guess @Magellan would be a good person to ask since he deals with the rc helis. I am sure he probably knows of a good budget drone that may fit the bill.
     
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    I bought one like @DLB posted for my son. The biggest issue is it doesn't hover on its own. It's very cumbersome to control it smoothly for good video.
     
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  8. Magellan

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    Ask on my site HeliFreak.com and you will get an answer. Ask in the General Multi-rotor forum. Lot of guys doing photography for fun on the cheap.

    I don't fly a camera so I don't really get into multi rotors. I prefer pod and boom leg shaking adrenalin rush of bad ass 3D machines honestly. If it does not make me freak out when I push the limits, I would rather be riding.
     
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