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Old Sep 27, 2011, 03:39 PM
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Multi Rotor Helis vs Standard Helis

I want to get into aerial photography and i have an RC Heli but I wanted to know what is the difference between standard helis and multi rotor helis? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of both? Is 1 better for aerial photography then the other? Is 1 easier to learn than the other?

Also, what are the advantages of more rotors (quadcopter vs octocopter)?

Lastly, I've read about GPS in a Heli. What role does GPS play in the heli world?
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:44 PM
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I want to get into aerial photography and i have an RC Heli but I wanted to know what is the difference between standard helis and multi rotor helis? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of both? Is 1 better for aerial photography then the other? Is 1 easier to learn than the other?

Also, what are the advantages of more rotors (quadcopter vs octocopter)?

Lastly, I've read about GPS in a Heli. What role does GPS play in the heli world?
There are quite a bit of information written about the differences.

What kind of RC heli do you have? If it is one of those small coaxial helicopters I recommend getting a flight simulator and learning to fly before jumping into either one. Every one wants to do aerial photography. There are posts like yours popping up three times a week. It is NOT quite as simple as getting a machine together and hooking up a camera on the machine and fly.

That's why there are forums like these so people can share their experience and issues.

Instead of some one trying to write you an answer all in one post it will be best if you take some time to read through all the various threads and glean information from them.

Another way to learn is to actually buy an entry level multi rotor and start playing it yourself. So you can actually experience the difference instead of some one telling you the difference. Some time it is best to actually experience something in this world instead of listen to the opinions from others.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:25 PM
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I want to get into aerial photography and i have an RC Heli but I wanted to know what is the difference between standard helis and multi rotor helis? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of both? Is 1 better for aerial photography then the other? Is 1 easier to learn than the other?

Also, what are the advantages of more rotors (quadcopter vs octocopter)?

Lastly, I've read about GPS in a Heli. What role does GPS play in the heli world?
What's your budget?
What's your experience in flying RC?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 06:10 AM
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What's your budget?
What's your experience in flying RC?
he tried to fly an msr outside so i think hes good and ready for a multirotor i recommend quad!
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