Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

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Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by fastwrx » December 9th, 2013, 7:34 pm

Anyone have a quadcopter and gopro combo?

Harb? You gotta have something tucked away?

Im looking for a hobby type one, and after advise what to get etc

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by Harb » December 9th, 2013, 7:56 pm

Yep........ had a fly around this arvo.......

flew my big one for a change.....I have been playing quads mostly.....crashes are cheaper hahaha

Here is my Octo...

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I will get a snapshot of a couple of others tomorrow.....one might interest you....really easy to fly......stay tuned

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by pickle » December 9th, 2013, 8:21 pm

fastwrx wrote:Anyone have a quadcopter and gopro combo?
Talk to Adam and Gav (film crew 4WD Action DVD's) they have one they use quite often.
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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by fastwrx » December 9th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Harb wrote:
I will get a snapshot of a couple of others tomorrow.....one might interest you....really easy to fly......stay tuned

Thanks Harb, I knew you wouldn't let me down.

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by gooldin » December 10th, 2013, 9:16 am

I've got a mate who can build you one! about $3000 BYO GoPro! But this is some proper gear!

It's not only got a gopro on it, but another camera which sends the image to a headpiece that you wear when flying....so you've got a birds eye view of where its going! That and the fact it's got a 40km radius means you can just take flight from your back yard and go for a look up and down the beach! It's so cool!

He's got a video of him in his disco, his missus is driving and he's in the passenger seat with the headpiece on flying the quad....which is following the disco as the drive up the beach!
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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by gooldin » December 10th, 2013, 9:20 am

This aint his, but it's the same thing! You get the idea!
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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by gooldin » December 10th, 2013, 9:45 am

And here's the video!

I WANT ONE!!


http://vimeo.com/68125963
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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by Harb » December 10th, 2013, 10:04 am

Most of us fly FPV which is what you are talking about.
Although your radio may have 40 km range if you are standing on a mountain and have uninterrupted line of sight, in practice a 1 or 2 kms is practical, and even then most don't go that far

Batteries are the main limiting factor....you will have a max flight time of between 10 and 30 mins depending on how much weight you are carrying.........and you have to make sure you are very close when the power runs out or you will loose the copter
The Video above is not what you actually see in the goggles either sadly.
Even the very best goggles are very low res, as is the FPV link from the copter to the goggles.
What you are looking at here is the video captured during the flight on a gopro or similar mini cam after it has been downloaded onto your computer.
Its still a lot of fun, but just not as clear as you might think.

The other thing with this video is its not as stable as it can be either..........the camera is obviously mounted directly to the copter, so every movement of the copter is recorded.
Most people use a Gimbal mount that has electronics that keep the camera rock solid stable.
SO to sum up FPV, near everyone uses 2 cameras, one directly mounted to the craft to fly virtual reality style, and another Camera mounted on a gimbal mount to film rock solid stable footage

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by gooldin » December 10th, 2013, 10:37 am

Yes correct! Since that video he's mounted a gimbal to it for the gopro!

Yeah the battery thing is a bit of a nuisance! I had an idea of using them to help muster cattle on the farm....but with 70,000 acres to cover it'd take a little longer than 10-30mins to fly over! :(
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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by Harb » December 10th, 2013, 11:08 am

Yes its the biggest downfall by far......but batteries are slowly getting better......one day we might get a few hours, and that will be great.
I get about 10 mins carrying 6kg's

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by fastwrx » December 10th, 2013, 2:33 pm

So should I build my own from a kit, or chicken out and get something like the dji phatom?

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by Harb » December 10th, 2013, 6:03 pm

If you want simplicity that just works, and is easy as to fly.....you simply cannot go past the DJI Phantom.

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » December 10th, 2013, 7:07 pm

I believe JB Bunno is on here - he has made some awesome video's with them, and given out quite a bit of info too. Check out his youtube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/JBBunno

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by fastwrx » February 2nd, 2014, 4:18 pm

I've spent the last couple of months researching and building, then trying to learn to fly the damn thing, to get this....

(i hope the link works)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203185566545059

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Re: Quadcopters and Gopros, anyone use one?

Unread post by beaujest4 » February 3rd, 2014, 8:19 am

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