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which quadcopter to buy

Started this discussion. Last reply by M3one Mar 28, 2013. 13 Replies

Hi its my first time on the forums.I am looking to buy a quadcopter for FPV and some video recording, I have done some research but wanted a different opinion on which quadcopter to buy. My budget is…Continue

 

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M3one replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"Really helpful!! Thanks for sharing your experience"
Mar 28, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"I tried putting them into a YouTube playlist.  Let me know if you can see them."
Jan 2, 2013
Joe B replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"Thanks again - I agree completely with regard to learning to fly first.  That spreadsheet I linked to is divided into two categories such that I can get the thing built and flying before I spend any money on the FPV side of the project."
Jan 2, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"First, I am far from an expert or authority. I was also confused with the huge array of batteries available  but I bought six Turnigy 3s 2200mAh batteries and two Turnigy 3s 5000mAh batteries.  The 2200 batteries were on sale a few…"
Jan 2, 2013
Joe B replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"Stephen,  I've integrated your feedback into a little spreadsheet I am putting together for a rig I am planning to build. (One that is very similar to your own.)  Could I ask you to look over it and provide…"
Jan 2, 2013
Joe B replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"Great post!  Very helpful.  "
Jan 2, 2013
Patowski replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"Thank you very much stephen, endeed a great post, I have a lot of material to study now. Thanks again and have a happy new year!"
Dec 31, 2012
Stephen R Mann replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"I can only speak from my own experience with my 3DR hex. I have the 2.0 APM, but added the external uBlox GPS and saw an increase in GPS accuracy. Same motors, but instead of reaming out the clearance hole in the arm as directed, I use the motor…"
Dec 28, 2012
Patowski replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"Hi Stephen, Chris, Lewis, I was just starting a new topic and I found this one very helpful!   Im trying to start a project and Im trying to establish a budget and I have some questions: the 3DR ArduCopter Hexa-B Frame + Motors + Full Flight…"
Dec 28, 2012
Stephen R Mann replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"I bought the 3DRobotics hex for aerial videography.  The hex gives me more lift for carrying a camera gimbal and possibly a small DSLR.  The Arduopilot flies better than me (but I am still learning). Whatever you buy, get extra props,…"
Dec 9, 2012

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Chris Anderson replied to Lewis Nott's discussion which quadcopter to buy
"If all you want is a RC quad, there are many choices, but the DJI Naza is easy to use and reliable. But if you think you will want to upgrade to autonomous missions (full UAV), our own ArduCopter is the best choice. "
Dec 9, 2012
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which quadcopter to buy

Hi its my first time on the forums.I am looking to buy a quadcopter for FPV and some video recording, I have done some research but wanted a different opinion on which quadcopter to buy. My budget is around $1200 and any help would be appreciated. See More
Dec 9, 2012

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