Advice / insight: Long-range, long-duration heli
I'm new to this forum and would appreciate your insight on a long-range control, long-duration flight heli (application: fitting a small long-range wireless cam).
* Micro / electric category (no bigger than around 2ft);
* 1000ft or greater range; 15 min or greater flight (the more the better, to be flown by wireless video feed);
* No hard budget limit but $80-$300 for chopper with options not counting camera is probably it, with preference towards $100-$180 range unless there are options outside of it dramatically changing the distance / duration equation;
* 4 channels or more - with forward speed and altitide capability preferred over aerobatics or control sophistication;
* Clear canopy which can fit a small camera looking forward;
* Ability to take on extended LiPo battery;
* Room for a longer range video transmitter desired;
* Should be reasonably stable in reasonably quiet weather, though having to learn to fly anything new/different is something I'll happily invest in.
Sample camera: http://www.amazon.com/Pinhole-Wirele...715208?ie=UTF8
(will ultimately pick a greater range model + use with somewhat directional receiver antenna)
I've been looking at this chopper:
(WALKERA 60B looks interesting to me too, but shorter control range)
Possibly battery ranging from
Any suggestions / insights / resources would be very appreciated.
You looking at tuned T-Rex for stable duration flight (low rpm flat bottom blades etc. $1500+) that will lift camera and might be able to see at 300ft. Probably still too small for the job.
Then you have to learn to fly which might take 6 months/$300-$1500.
1000ft? It would be much easier and practical to get a plane.
A Corona would probably fit the bill the best.. Not to menton the durability factor it posesses for newbie pilots.
I agree. Get a plane for remote video flying o.O
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