1. Here's some compiled footage from the first few test flights of my new quadrotor, tearing up the skies around Jackson Hole, Wyo. I've flown RC helicopters and planes for a while but this is my first multirotor aircraft. I love flying this thing but I'm equally stoked just by being able to put a camera up in the air. It's not a ready to fly solution, though you can buy them that way, however this one I built while my wife was sleeping. ;) The design of the QAV500 frame from FPVManuals.com is pretty amazing. For an aerial video/photo platform this is small(ish), it fits on my passenger seat, yet it can lift three different HD cameras for well over 10 minutes on a 4S 3300mAh Li-Po battery. The critical part of Tim Nilson's design uses rubber bobbins to isolate your cameras, flight controller and receiver from the vibrations caused by four brushless motors. It's not perfect yet (heck I haven't even balanced the props) but it's a great start from which to build on - looking forward to adding FPV video equipment (first person view) with an on-screen display and a UHF radio link for miles of range. No image stabilization was applied in post, this is straight out of a GoPro Hero2 and Hero3. I hope learning to edit video gets easier than my most recent landing!

    QAV500 quadrotor frame
    Naza-M with GPS flight controller
    F-30A ESCs (No SimonK yet)
    FM2216-11 900Kv Motors
    Graupner 10x5 E-Props
    Turnigy 4S 3300mAh Li-Po battery
    Spektrum AR6210 Rx + Dx6i Tx

    My inspiration and intrigue began here,

    http://team-blacksheep.com/videos

    and here:

    http://juzfpv.com/videos.html

    and of course here:

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1644499&highlight=qav500

    # vimeo.com/62674692 Uploaded
  2. QAV500 quadrotor frame
    Naza-M with GPS flight controller
    F-30A ESCs
    FM2216-11 900Kv Motors
    Graupner 10x5 E-Props
    Turnigy 4S 3300mAh Li-Po battery
    Spektrum AR6210 Rx + Dx6i Tx

    # vimeo.com/62486999 Uploaded
  3. Just some clips from this fall in Jackson, Wyoming - working on my technique. Gear is DJI Phantom with H3-3D gimbal, GoPro Hero3 Black and associated FPV gear. I've been enjoying the Black Pearl diversity monitor over my Futaba T8FG.

    # vimeo.com/110047666 Uploaded

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