• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Quad for Aerial Video

saundw

Senior Member
#1
I'm looking for a quadcopter that is able to carry a Canon 60d. I am looking at this gimbal for the quad. It needs to have plenty of power and lifting capabilities. It also needs to be fairly stable. I will be using DJI Naza for the control board.

Thanks
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#3
I'm looking for a quadcopter that is able to carry a Canon 60d. I am looking at this gimbal for the quad. It needs to have plenty of power and lifting capabilities. It also needs to be fairly stable. I will be using DJI Naza for the control board.

Thanks
With that camera I would use a hex because if you loose a motor or esc on a quad it's crash time.

Thurmond
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#5
Look around the various sites that produce multi's for this task and use their motor, esc specs. That mount is 800 grams. It looks like foxtech is using a DJI Style hexacopter. The DJI frame from Hobby King would do nicely for less than $30 and the motors, props (10" for 3S and 8" for 4S) and ESC's (30amp) for the DJI from here:

http://www.dronesvision.com/multicopters/dji-flame-wheel-kits-parts

Complete air frame with motors, escs and props minus the NAZA controller for $318

http://www.dronesvision.com/dji-f55...-props-motors-without-naza-flight-controller/

NAZA for $230

http://www.dronesvision.com/dji-naza-multi-rotor-stabilization-controller/

NAZA GPS for $190 with a $30 off if ordered now.

http://www.dronesvision.com/dji-naza-gps-add-on-to-upgrade-naza-for-supporting-rth-and-ioc-features/

Total system $300 Camera Gimbal, $318 Frame and Electronics, $230 NAZA, $160 GPS

$1080 and you still need a receiver / transmitter set, a battery or 3 and GOOD charger for same and the camera.

I would budget $1500 or so for the platform and $1500 or so for the camera and accessories!

$3K Grand total

Adds up quick doesn't it? ;)

With that much invested you had better make SURE you can handle any rough situation you might encounter while flying (or a significant monetary loss). That MEANS practice with something MUCH cheaper and a keychain cam till you are Real GOOD at flying a multi.

Thurmond
 
Last edited: