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Multi-rotor for aerial photography/filming

#1
Hey everyone, I'm looking for a Multi-rotor that would be wall suited for aerial photography/filming.
I am wanting to get one quite soon, so I don't think I can design and scratch build my own.
I'm planing on using a GoPro to film and maybe FPV gear to help me see what it sees.

Something that has caught my eye is this quad made my Hobby-Lobby:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/bumblebee_quad_copter_rx_fc_ready_1039626_prd1.htm

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

-Maxwell
 
#3
Yes, I just checked out some of his reviews and they are nice, but they are out of my price range :(
I would like to find a multi under $550 (cheeper the better) as an ARF or a complete build.

Thanks

-Maxwell
 

oagh

Senior Member
#4
I have sean a few vids on youtube with the Bumblebee ," I think there in Chana "
And I herd that is flys good,Bye some one that knows some one that has a :rolleyes:
I would like to know more on it , but hay thats all i know.
 
#8
True - you can get amazing shots with a cheap set-up. It has more to do with your skills as a pilot.
I prefer MultiWii as it is a cheap platform that is very flexible.


If you have a big wallet you can buy a way into the sport - if not DIY is the way to go.
//UndCon
 
#9
Hey everyone, sorry I have not replyed back sooner. I did check out that hexcopter and it is nice. One thing I notice though is that when filmming with a GoPro there is part of the frame in the shot, and if I can I would like to avoid that.

I do understand that you can get amazing shots with a cheap set-up, but with myself wanting to buy a compleat kit the price is a bit up there.

after doing some more resurch and finding some extra cash, I have found these multi's


http://www.multiwiicopter.com/products/sku-19

http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc/Flame-Wheel-F550-br-Pro-Receiver-Ready-875p16699.htm

http://www.xaircraft.com/en-us/index.php/archives/119

http://www.fpvmanuals.com/tricopter/

http://www.fpvmanuals.com/2012/05/01/qav500/

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/bumblebee_quad_copter_rx_fc_ready_1039626_prd1.htm

http://www.wowhobbies.com/turboacex720multi-rotorpreorder-3-2-1-1-2-1.aspx

I would like to get one that is stable yet manuverable, auto stability, GPS would be nice but not needed, Camera gimbal, and really smooth.

If there is one that I missed please tell me about it.

Your opinions are really helping me out so please keep them coming.:)

Thanks for your help so far.

-Maxwell
 
#11
That is really stable. What I'm looking for is one that is stable in the wind. I know that not everyday is windless and I wont be able to wait for the wind to die on some projects.

-Maxwell
 
#14
I was reading your thread and saw that you have the QAV500 on your list of frames, which I think (obviously, since I designed the frame) is a good choice. The frame has the ability to fly with 3 cameras at the same time (one forward GoPro, one downward GoPro, and one standard def flight cam)

Here is a video shot without a gimbal, in 1080p, without vibrations and with a Naza FC.

Let me know if this is the kind of thing you're looking to do.

 
#15
Yes, the QAV500 is a vary nice frame that has caught my eye. I have been wanting a multi rotor that has a gimbal for the camera, but I guess I could just tilt the camera down to get the right angle. How is the maneuverability of the craft? I know in the winter I will be filming skiers in the terrain park and I will need a craft that can keep up with them.

Thanks

-Maxwell
 

kevinv033

Junior Member
#16
I have seen this QAV500 in person and it is a quality frame. I haven't had the chance to fly it yet ;)

For what you plan on doing, Naza might be your best bet.
 
#17
Hobby Lobby is now Hobby Express

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a Multi-rotor that would be wall suited for aerial photography/filming.
I am wanting to get one quite soon, so I don't think I can design and scratch build my own.
I'm planing on using a GoPro to film and maybe FPV gear to help me see what it sees.

Something that has caught my eye is this quad made my Hobby-Lobby:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/bumblebee_quad_copter_rx_fc_ready_1039626_prd1.htm

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.



Just wanted to let you guys know, Hobby-Lobby.com is now obsolete and has been replaced by hobbyexpress.com
Still a great site for anything you guys might need.