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Old Feb 19, 2015, 12:23 AM
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Ultra low budget quadcopter for filming with a GoPro?

What very low budget quadcopter would people recommend that can still carry a GoPro on it?

My purposes is for very low budget productions to add in a little bit of basic aerial shots to include into videos I do at the moment, such as weddings, real estate videos, and the odd corporate shoot (and for the various no budget things I do now and then such as films and music videos).

My short list would be (with the CX20 looking like my favourite):

http://www.banggood.com/Cheerson-CX2...-p-932145.html
http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-V666-...-p-944001.html
http://www.banggood.com/Flying-3D-X8...-p-934779.html
http://www.dx.com/p/walkera-qr-x350-...8#.VOVf-NgcSuA
http://www.dx.com/p/wltoys-v303-2-4g...9#.VOVgCdgcSuA

All can carry a GoPro on them. (though the second one, the cheapest, requires some modding I think, and does stretch the lift capacity to the limits)

FPV + Gimbal for the GoPro would both be "nice to haves" as well.

Though both things that can be purchased later on to add to the quadcopter, and not right now.

Anything else I'm missing or should be considering, please point out! :-)
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Old Apr 22, 2015, 08:35 AM
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Are you looking for something that can carry JUST a GoPro , or do you want more than that?
Because the WLToys V262 can carry a GoPro. Or an fpv system. But not both.
Though at 60 bucks, it can't be beat!
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Old Apr 22, 2015, 08:41 AM
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You can get very good deals now on the DJI Phantom 1.1 also check out B&Hphoto's second hand pricing . but out of the multi rotors you posted the CX20 pathfinder
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 04:22 PM
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Don't risk your reputation and your wallet flying a no-gimbal, no-downlink, cheapest-thing-you-could-find quadcopter over your corporate, real estate, and wedding clients' heads and property. Honestly, if you aren't asking enough money for your services (including aerials) that the cost of a modern device like the new Phantom 3 isn't going to be paid with the first gig or two, then you need to re-evaluate your business model. I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I'm just hoping you'll at this like a real business person.
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Don't risk your reputation and your wallet flying a no-gimbal, no-downlink, cheapest-thing-you-could-find quadcopter over your corporate, real estate, and wedding clients' heads and property. Honestly, if you aren't asking enough money for your services (including aerials) that the cost of a modern device like the new Phantom 3 isn't going to be paid with the first gig or two, then you need to re-evaluate your business model. I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I'm just hoping you'll at this like a real business person.
+1 you cant do commercial work with toys
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