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The Phantom - quadcopter with a gopro - who is using one?

Hi everybody

I just had a shoot with a camera crew that used the Phantom with a go pro on it. I thought it was like an expensive gimmick, but then I saw the footage and it looked amazing!

Then I saw the price on amazon and that looks even more amazing.

I am this far from buying one that must come all the was from the states, so what extras should i get to be safe operating it for a while without ordering stuff that i didnt know I had to buy in the first place? Extra batteries and rotors I guess, as the crews’ Phantom crashed once and they replaced those.

Any suggestion is welcome.
Cheers
Tom

by Tom Van Cakenberghe at 2013-09-26 13:41:01 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Tom,
in case you have not flown model helicopters or quadrocopters before, I would strongly suggest, that you buy a small and cheap quadrocopter first, ‘cause there is a real chance that you will crash your first model into pieces.
Then, for the Phantom are rotor-protectors available. A set is around 25 EUR and while not having tried them, I think they would be a good thing to buy. If you are so far from the source I would also think about buying a spare landing gear.
There are quite a few alternative mounts for the GoPro available which you might want to consider. If you don’t want to invest too much, there are also rubber sets available, to decouple the GoPro from the copter and get a steadier picture.
That’s all that comes to my mind in this moment.
Good luck and good pictures!
Jan.

by Jan Nicolas | 29 Sep 2013 13:09 | Poznan, Poland | | Report spam→

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Tom Van Cakenberghe, Tom Van Cakenberghe
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