Rod Cole
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  • Austin, TX
  • United States

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About Me:
Cinematographer, beginning RC pilot
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Filming video from Octacopter
Austin, Tx

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 11:11pm on January 23, 2012, Duran - ALTI said…

Hi Cole, thanks for the contact. As you might have seen, we are developing and in the final stages of building affordable hex/octo filming/stills/production kopters using APM. Our current system has flown over 1500 flights, including jobs, tv and film shoots and more without a single issue.

Keep and eye on, and visit for more info, pics and vids. Pop me an email for more specs and pricing info as well,

Thanks again and chat soon.


At 9:37pm on May 10, 2012, James Dinh said…

Sounds great!  I suggest isolating the boom from the main frame with some sort of anti-vibe bushing or grommet, especially if you are going to be doing any kind of aerial photography. I have isolation rubber grommets on mine, and have noticed virtually zero vibration at the center of my frame.  I did a video test with my Gopro on board camera and saw no anomalies in the video.  I only mounted the camera on a very simple camera mount sold by FPVPilot (no gimbals or gyros) and it worked great, so I emphasize ISOLATE THE BOOMS.  Also, isolate the flight controller board as much as possible as this will facilitate better function and life time of the components. 

Can you share some pictures of your build as it comes available?



At 9:46pm on May 10, 2012, Rod Cole said…

Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely look into isolating the booms. Do you have close up photos of your grommets and APM mount isolator? Was going to do that but some of the reports using the mount suspended with prop savers was getting a bad rap so I just used some industrial strength Velcro.

I will post a photo of the quad tomorrow.

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