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Old 09-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Fly me straight in case I am out of control.

I expect to be octocoptering in two years, building it slowly as funds are available.

This is where I start:

1. Steak 1000 octocopter combo, frame, motors and esc.
2. APM 2.6 flight controller.
3. FRSKY Taranis XMitter, 16 channel, with X8R.
4. Eagle Pro V4 Camera 3-Axis 360D Panning Gimbal.

This octo to carry a 600 gm HD camcorder. I need some input as to whether this is a good choice, especially on the flight controller and Xmitter side - which I think is the most critical equipment not to go low cost on.

Suggestions are welcome.

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: Fly me straight

Looks good to me.

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Old 09-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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I picked up my first quad. Heli-Max 1SQ VCam. Doing okay with it as it is my first RC craft. Next I will work up to the 350QX or Phantom Vision and then onto either a hexacopter or octocopter. Only have a 600 gram video camera to carry plus the added FPV equipment. Octocopter might be out of budget range but I am sure the hexcopter will fit the budget.
I want to have the view of a bird, soar with the eagles
and hover like a hummingbird
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