I´m a camera operator and I´m looking for expanding my shootings tools
Never flown an rc quad/hexacopter
I´m looking to get the same capabilities of the DJI Phantom regarding GPS/autopilot.
I want to spend the less money I could (I live in Argentina and imported parts are really expensive for us)
I don´t want to become an aerial shooter specialist, just to have the chance of getting good aerial footage in the projects I´m involved (I shoot a lot of documentaries): I want the copter in the backseat and use it when the situation calls for it only (and for some fun for myself. Sure!)
I have seen some cheap quads and hexacopters complete kits in e-bay
I would add a gimbal. I think 3 axis would be ideal (I intend to fly a GoPro)
And I´m thinking in adding a ardupilot+gps for preset fights and altitude hold control...(cheaper than the NAZA)
Would this be a right choise? I don´t know about component differences...
Or should I go for a DJI F450 or F550?... (are the hexa more stable, or just more expensive)
I just want some steadi shots. I don´t want to fly heavy cameras for now
I´m assuming right if I think that for a quadcopter you need a four channel radio TX/RX? (6 for an hexacopter?)
would this give me 3 free channels to control the gimbal in a 7 channel system?
If I want to make a two person flight: one on the copter and one on the camera: Do I need two separate TX/RX sets?