Anyone using a quadcopter for aerial stills?

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Anyone using a quadcopter for aerial stills?
In reply to Robert Anderson, Jul 5, 2013

I'm fascinated by this. I looked at a smaller quad device about a year ago which could lift a GoPro.

I've love to lift a DSLR, but not certain of the lift capacity of this quad at elevations over 5000 feet where I live. I'd have to be convinced of a safety factor before I risked it, but your Canon should be safe enough.

I recall building and launching Estes AstroCam rockets with the kids years ago. They used a basic, single shot camera with 110 film, (one shot per flight) and could be effective. Got some decent shots of our neighborhood from about 200 feet up.

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