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My new DJI Phantom remote controlled quadcopter

I’ve been wanting to try out shooting video from a remote controlled quadcopter.  The small cameras like the GoPro 3 Hero can now shoot HD video that rivals the bigger cameras in quality.  I got my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition in December and have been reading about the new DJI Phantom helicopter online.  Its made for beginners to fly and is designed to fly a GoPro for video!  Plus, it is one of the cheaper ones out there.  It arrived in the mail yesterday, I did a short, low flight near my house (deep in the woods), it went pretty well so I ran in, attached my GoPro to it and took off for my second flight!  Eager to see how video from it will look.

Well, it didn’t go so well that second flight!  These things are quite a challenge to control.  I ended up crashing it 40 feet up in a tree!  At least the camera was rolling and it makes for a pretty funny video to watch!

Luckily, the copter seems to be fine and still flies.  I’m now taking shorter, lower flights until I get better at it!

 

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2 responses

  1. .....................................manolo

    DJI Phantom Crash – Crash Tree – DJIguy como le pudo pasar lleva aprueba fallos yregreso a casa. por que no lo utilizo. apagar el transmisor

    January 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    • I was panicked and didnt have time to really turn off the transmitter. It was really only in the last 3 sec. when it rapidly shot away from the house that I REALLY lost control!

      January 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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