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Old Sep 10, 2013, 05:01 AM
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Quadcopter with camera for beginner

Hello, I am new to the forum, and after reviewing a lot information, I still can't figure out which quad (with camera) should I get.

Main purpose would be just for testing (backyard, and some rally car driving).

I am looking at WLtoys V959. Is it a good choice? If I am correct, then V222 is the upgraded model?

Also looking at it's 0.3 mega pixel camera, I believe I'll want an upgrade soon enough. Adding 808 #18 will be good enough? Will it hold steady?

I believe the total sums up to around $100, and that would be acceptable.

I would appreciate any information, maybe suggestion of other models and stuff like that. Maybe I should just buy a quad without a camera, and attach one to it, rather than replace existing one?
Thank you very much.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Search for "camera" in Mini Multirotors forum.
You will find many threads relative to your questions.

Example:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1911435
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1987765
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1796046
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Search for "camera" in Mini Multirotors forum.
You will find many threads relative to your questions.

Example:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1911435
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1987765
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1796046
I've only read good things about V222 (well, the upgraded V959). I am not so sure about Hubsan X4 H107C. Isn't it too light, that the slightest breeze can make problems?

As I am a beginner at this, I would like a more stable one.
My best choice at this moment would probably be - Wltoys V959 Upgraded V222 6-Axis RC Quadcopter, right?
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 04:47 PM
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learn to fly first then worry about the camera
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 01:59 AM
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I just want to get the best possible quad, so I don't have to buy a new one after a month or two.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:15 AM
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you want some thing you can crash thats cheap to fix
once you learn to fly get a better one
since your going crash a lot at fist
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:16 AM
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Well, then my best choice would be "Wltoys V959 Upgraded V222 6-Axis RC Quadcopter" or "Upgraded Hubsan X4 V2 H107L 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter", or maybe something else you can recommend?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:20 AM
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I just want to get the best possible quad, so I don't have to buy a new one after a month or two.
Sounds hard Janky but it's true
You will be crashing and you won't want to be doing that with an expensive quad

Buy yourself a cheap micro quadcopter, maybe a Hubsan, they're great fun to fly and pretty damned tough too
Later once you've learned to fly competently then go on to whatever you fancy, from a self build giant heaxacopter with an SLR slung underneath to one of the new (about to be released) E-Flite 350 quads

Multirotors are not easy to fly, mainly because of orientation problems
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 03:05 AM
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Well, then my best choice would be "Wltoys V959 Upgraded V222 6-Axis RC Quadcopter" or "Upgraded Hubsan X4 V2 H107L 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter", or maybe something else you can recommend?
DJI Flame Wheel 450 or clone if you want a kit
or mQX from Horizon Hobbies is great and comes RTF

imo id get the mQX since you can get parts for it
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 03:40 AM
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Those look too serious, and as my main purpose for trying quads is because of the aerial photography/video, Those are probably not the right ones to start with.

Hubsan X4 V2 H107c packed with 5 batteries costs $75. Should I go for it?

My main concern is about the weight. H107L is really small, and probably the smallest wind gust can interfere with the flying. As far as I know - that wouldn't happen in V959, right?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 05:03 AM
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no get the mQX about the same size and it has parts the cheapy from china have no parts once you crash and break them thats it you have buy another one
mQX will deal with light wind if you want to fly in heavier wind your looking some thing the size of the Flame Wheel 350 or 450

and you know what they say buy cheap buy twice

TRUST me i want you to succeed get the mQX
learn to fly it then move up to a Phantom or Flame Wheel 450
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