Hey everyone, I am pretty much a N00b regarding UAVs. But I love watching those things flying through the air and that´s why I am very interested in the topic. Moreover, we have a movie company and…Continue
Quads are more efficient on flight time but come at the cost of no redundandency. A Hex... my prefered... has 1 boom to fail and still able to fly. A Octocopter can loose 2... highly unlikely.. a good quad is as stable as a octocopter..…"
"Well, an octocopter has twice the motors, twice the ESCs and twice the number of props to balance! If you need to solder each bullet connector on your ESC, that's either 5 x 4 = 20 or 5*8 = 40 soldering jobs to do! Also, although an octo has…"
I am also a noob in aerial photography. Although I am planning to start with a quadcopter with gopro3. I am looking at an aluminum boom (like 3dr quad). Is this type of quad okay for aerial filming?"
octocopter is better, because it has 8 motors and can carry more load. it's also safer, as in case one of motors/props/esc's fail you won't have brick falling down, but will have controlled landing.. as to stability of copter…"