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Want to get my dad into multirotors, a good starter?

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#1
My dad really likes the idea of doing aerial videotography from a quadcopter. I was thinking about getting him a frame for his birthday, but don't know what to get. He eventually wants to do FPV and carry a DSLR but to start out I thought maybe a TBS discovery or an H-quad since he will probably crash it. For the control board I was looking into something auto-leveling, any ideas?
Thanks guys!
~Benn
 
#2
is he proficient with flying ? flying multi-rotors ? if not i would suggest you give him a ladybug AND a H-quad.

get training on the ladybug then move on to the H quad; from that point he will be able to choose the better option for him :D

nice gift !!!!!
 

Carbon

Elemental Madness
#3
He was in the airforce for 20 years but was never a pilot. I think understanding aircraft will help him a bit, but no, he has not flown anything yet. I think I may go with the ladybug. I'll repaint it for him though :D
 

Brian fred carr

Site Moderator
Mentor
#5
carbon....I am 50 and have now got my first quad up and running I dont know how old your pa is but if i can do so can he. The biggest problem i find is orientation and reckon a tri copter is probably easier to manage and if set up right is a great camera platform
 
#13
My dad really likes the idea of doing aerial videotography from a quadcopter. I was thinking about getting him a frame for his birthday, but don't know what to get. He eventually wants to do FPV and carry a DSLR but to start out I thought maybe a TBS discovery or an H-quad since he will probably crash it. For the control board I was looking into something auto-leveling, any ideas?
Thanks guys!
~Benn
Tell him to have a look at this he may find it useful http://www.rcplanes4beginners.co.uk/multirotors.php