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Old 10-27-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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I have been a freelance sports TV camera operator for over 25 years. So I woke up today and my first thought was that I needed to get into professional/broadcast quality aerial videography with a r/c unit. I have researched it all day and yet I really don't have a clue what to buy. My thoughts are I want an electric helicopter, flybarless with a good mount for a DSLR. Eventually I would like to pan and tilt and I would like to have FPV. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to HeliFreak.

From what I've seen/read AP is quickly being taken over by the multi-rotor copters ie Hexacopter, Quadracopter etc.

These multirotor platforms are much more stable and can be fitted with GPS stabilization/hold/home features to assist with the AP aspect.

Check'em out.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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Hey were did you work? I still know a few of those guys in sports broadcast from college and my days working camera at the A's.
If you want to see my hex once I put my camera mount and downlink on it I should be testing it in Berkeley next week or so.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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Hey llbr22...I've worked Sac Kings games, used to work a lot in the bay area, and of course all the networks. I would like to see your set up maybe I'll come down there and take a look, thanks.
Wolfpackin, someone told me this morning that you can buy the multi rotor copter but they are illegal to fly. I was looking at the Dragan E-4, seemed pretty cool.
I have a mac, but I'm looking into simulation today and maybe a cheap copter to practice with. Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:07 AM   #5
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Hey llbr22...I've worked Sac Kings games, used to work a lot in the bay area, and of course all the networks. I would like to see your set up maybe I'll come down there and take a look, thanks.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
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Wolfpackin, someone told me this morning that you can buy the multi rotor copter but they are illegal to fly. I was looking at the Dragan E-4, seemed pretty cool. Also the cinestar 6. I may just start out with a Gaui 330xs to get my feet wet.
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