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Finding a Good Aerial Photo/Video Platform

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Gyroscopes and electronic flight controllers are everywhere for a few years now. As a result, R/C flight in general has become so much easier for beginners, and new concepts like multicopter UAVs (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are fairly commonplace these days. With the wide selection of models available,...
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Advanced AP/V Tool: The Tarot T960 Hexacopter

Tarot T960 professional AP/V hexacopter, heavy duty payload, DSLR-ready
There is a lot of discussion out there about which platform is the most suitable for AP/V (aerial photo and video) applications. While there are a number of suitable smaller quadcopter systems available and while their number is steadily increasing, the fact still remains that the larger a...
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Super-Cheap “Training Wheels” Quadcopters

Blade Pico "training wheels" mini quadcopter.
For everyone wanting to learn to fly a multicopter, buying a super-cheap “nanocopter” or similar models that are mostly meant for indoor use can be a good option. Rather than spending close to $1000 right away, buying a $30 to just over $50 copter first is a more...
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Blade 200 QX

Blade 200QX mini quadcopter
One of the very basic but meaningful quadcopters is the Blade 200 QX by HorizonHobbies. Offering everything a full-fledged quadcopter needs and is usually equipped with at the minimum, the Blade 200 QX is ideal for everyone wanting to learn how to fly RC multicopters without spending lots...
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Multicopter Aerial Photography, Filming: Do It Responsibly

The increased availability and lowered hurdles of entry for multicopter use AKA “drone flying” are sometimes bringing about unpleasant encounters between hobbyists and/or semi-professional multicopter users on one hand and authorities on the other. While it may seem easy to immediately sympathize with “the little guy” — and...
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The Right Equipment

The right equipment is, obviously, the foundation of your AP/V work. This has always been the same, from the early days in the 80s when a good 16mm film camera or a high-quality SLR was the main ingredient in any successful filming or photography assignment right to today’s...
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