I am wanting to get a quad or preferably a hexacopter to carry 2 video cameras, one for fpv flying and the other to record some HD videos. I am out in the wood alot with my camera but I can only get so high up, also I am getting into SAR and think this could be a great asset to the team I join. I have flown R/C gliders in my youth and played on many different R/C sims for what they count for but I am still green. I did by a AR. Drone 2 and few that no problem but got rid of it as it was too light to fly in any wind and had very limited range. I am also somewhat mechanical but have never built anything like his before, though I do work on my 4x4 rig and built plastic models and a r/c glider as a kid.
I am wanting to get a RTF kit with all that I need that is easy to transport and can take some bumps in transit. I am thinking of using a GoPro as the capture camera with maybe the WiFi module so see video on another montior and a glasses based system for the video to show where the UAV is. I also want a way to have mostly autonomous flight if needed so that I could focus on camera operation once the UAV is on target.
Any help and guidance is appreciated.
PS: I have been looking at XAircraft X650 V8 Quadcopter just for a frame of referance but think a hexacopter would be a better platform.
The X650 frame is good, but the electronics are not.
If all you want is to lift a gopro and FPV you can get away with pretty much anything byt the TBS Discovery frame is made just for that purpose.
That is a very interesting frame, though it does not look like it fold, which I am looking for to save space when transporting to the various fligth locations.
Also I noticed the x650 V8 has two props on each arm what is the reason for this? it is like a oct or hex copter with these dual props or it is it just for more power?
The Gopro wifi pack may not work with a 2.4 Ghz radio, I would suggest if you need the gopro video transmitter to work to use a 72 mhz FM radio for control.
When I turn on my 2.4 GHZ transmitters all my computer connectivity drops as the TX drowns out my wifi signal.
Didnt event hink of that until you posted, gonna need another way to get the video from the gopro and possibly from the flight camera to the ground so that the three signals dont get crossed.
I have also been chekcing out mikrokopter, and arducopter....thoughts? I may have to give up the folding arms but thats not a huge deal, big concern is wind handling and battery life as I source parts or a kit.