I finished building my first quadcopter this week (3DR quad kit) and am very happy with the results. A colleague of mine who flies RC helicopters and multicopters part time for movie studios checked it out and said that it felt underpowered. Even based on my limited experience flying it, I would have to agree with him. I have the stock props from the 3DR kit and a 3S 2200 lipo, but I'm at 5400 feet altitude in Boulder, CO. Since I would like to fly a GoPro, I'm looking for additional lift and he suggested that I try a 4S lipo instead of my 3S 2200 and that I try larger props.
Does anyone have any experience and or recommendations regarding larger batteries and larger props?
Do you have any recommendations on sources or specific models of batteries and props? The only source I know of for props is the DIY Drones store, since the local HobbyTown doesn't carry pusher props in these sizes and I can't figure out which props to get from among the thousands available on the HobbyKing site.