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Old 09-10-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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New addition to the van....

Newest addition to travel in the van...QuadroCopter. An eight rotor RC Helicopter that I will be using for low level video and photo. We do a lot of full size chopper work and half the time we can't get low enough to the ground or close enough to a building to get the shot I need. The camera when installed will sit in the open space below. Full pan/tilt & roll from the ground. Can be flown with live video feed through googles.

Looking forward to putting it to work.

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Re: New addition to the van....

Wow, that is cool!

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Re: New addition to the van....

Can it lift a sixpack?
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Re: New addition to the van....

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Can it lift a sixpack?

Let's see, you are out hiking and you call your wife and have her send the 'Emergency Beverages' to your GPS location?

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Re: New addition to the van....

About 3lbs is max payload. Beer will be carried for sure!

It can fly by GPS routes so I will have to try that too! I can input GPS cords from the groud realtime.

Just took it for my first test flight with my wife's camera on it. Try to post a little video here shortly.
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How much does one of those puppies cost? Too much just to be an RC toy I bet....
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15+ all said and done.
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Re: New addition to the van....

I've wanted one of those (cheaper!) quadrocopters with the camera built in, ever since I watched this:


(BMX dirt jumping video filmed from the air)

Yours looks a little more intense, though Very cool.

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Let's see, you are out hiking and you call your wife and have her send the 'Emergency Beverages' to your GPS location?

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