The German effects studio OMStudios must really trust their custom RC Octocopter--the super high-def RED camera they're lifting costs $40,0000.


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Comment by I.S. on October 12, 2011 at 5:53pm

I found their new video even much more amazing:
Isn't that too agile and fast for an okto?

Comment by oejang aja on October 12, 2011 at 7:39pm

I think its not match to compare mikrokopter with ardu, ardu is more like diy project rather than ready to fly and its still evolving :D

We use KK board for our tricopter, and if you find the righ tune (right motor, propeller and frame) the video still good (qualified for tv news and documentary project, put DSLR camera you can go for movie). We use Feiyu FY91Q for our quad and i think its also work fine. 

In real life we only use 15 to 30 second aerial video footage for a documentary and video project. Many aerial video posted on the internet is stabilized using software ( mercalli for example) so its depend on your project. why risk using expensive camera and expensive autopilot if you could get good video with cheap tools. I think perfect example for that.  

but ofcourse me , myself still dreaming to have mk as one of our flight armada :)

Comment by Steve on October 12, 2011 at 8:31pm

@ IS - Quick search found this, I know I have seen then on other shops...


Comment by I.S. on October 13, 2011 at 12:52am

Thanks Steve.

I wanted to know in what price range this fancy props were in case I want an upgrade from APC SF props.

These are priced nearly twice as much but without going crazy as carbon props.

Any report about this prop performance?

Comment by Denny Rowland on October 13, 2011 at 5:32am

Sooner or later the penny will drop with RED and they will realise that the way to do this is with a dockable camerea body like Cineflex. Only the lens and the image sensor are on the mount the rest of it is inside the helicopter. In our case we just need it to record to come cards. 

Comment by Denny Rowland on October 13, 2011 at 5:41am

BTW Mikrocopter is way behind DJI Wookong M in terms of stabilisation and safety features. MK is regarded as the DIY Fireworks kit in this part of the world.

Comment by Denny Rowland on October 13, 2011 at 5:49am

I.S. The 14x4 is very close to. and slightly better than the APC 14x4.7 plastic for use on a heavy lift quad. 

Comment by estebanflyer on October 13, 2011 at 6:28am

@Denny    It's funny, I thought of that myself, without knowing it already existed

Comment by Anish on October 13, 2011 at 6:39am

wow, i am pleasantly suprised to see folks have tried across platforms. I havent used MK or paparazzi, now tempted...might try with my 7d

Comment by Squalish on October 13, 2011 at 7:29am

How heavy are those props vs plastic, and how sharp is the leading edge tip?  As angular momentum goes up, so does danger.


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