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Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Dec 18, 2009. 6 Replies

Greetings all.I am interested in building a UAV for personal use, mainly to attach a digital camera or possibly a pan-able video camera and have a flight time of ~1 hour, with decent range.I've…Continue

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Chris Anderson replied to phyber's discussion Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(
"Which is why this site recommends the EasyStar. Again, this is all here, with links right on the front page, and it's best to read a bit before asking people to repeat things that have been discussed many times before here."
Dec 18, 2009
phyber replied to phyber's discussion Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(
"no, actually i already read that, but it didnt answer my questions. i already understand whats needed for a uav...but im sure i cant just go to any hobby shop, buy any plane, strap any camera to it, and expect it to fly correctly...or can i? just…"
Dec 18, 2009

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Morli replied to phyber's discussion Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(
"@Phyber, Like Sgt.Ric said, the very first page (next to easystar picture) is the whole length of instructions that is dedicated for newcomers. Read them thoroughly and you will be alright. :) cheers"
Dec 18, 2009
phyber replied to phyber's discussion Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(
"thanks, i admit my searching was shor tlived, i saw info, but would rather talk to people and ask direct questions, being that all of this is 100% foreign to me. i'll see what i can do."
Dec 18, 2009

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Sgt Ric replied to phyber's discussion Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(
"Well, I don't think you looked very hard because this site has many threads/blogs devoted to this very question.. whole sections infact! One of the most popular "out the box, ready to fly" platforms is the EasyStar. As to your…"
Dec 18, 2009
phyber replied to phyber's discussion Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(
"EDIT: just found the TwinStar II kit plane...this fits the budget and ease of use/toughness...but will it be able to have a small camera mounted to it, along with the necessary AutoPilot devices? Thanks"
Dec 18, 2009
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Building my first UAV for photography: i'm lost :(

Greetings all.I am interested in building a UAV for personal use, mainly to attach a digital camera or possibly a pan-able video camera and have a flight time of ~1 hour, with decent range.I've searche this site along with others, but I can't seem to find any info on an ecconomical PLANE body to use. I'd like something that would be as close to a "out the box, ready to fly" setup, that can fly slow and hold a camera.I assume that a foam glider-style plane would be useful, but ive googled…See More
Dec 18, 2009

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