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DJI Phantom Quadcopter


I’ve been experimenting with a DJI Phantom quadcopter for aerial video and landscape photos. The Phantom is a radio controlled quadcopter with built-in GPS. It carries a GoPro camera and is simple and easy to fly. Neat machine!

Here are a few sample shots

20131107-093709.jpgThe video below was shot with a Hero 3 Black set on 1080 60 fps M. The camera was mounted to a Tarot 2D brushless stabilizing gimbal. These Tarot 2D gimbals are awesome at keeping video footage level and fluid.

4 Responses to “DJI Phantom Quadcopter”

  1. Christopher

    Case, dangle something from the copter in the long tank for some fantastic Gator footage!….What could possibly go wrong?

    • caseysmartt

      Better idea-
      Get you to swim across with a ham under each arm. Would make a spectacular chase scene. Haha!

  2. Jeremy Chavez

    Awesome footage. Oh the possibilities…I would love to add some sort of helicopter to my arsenal.

    • caseysmartt

      Thanks Jeremy. These little quads are awesome. So are the brushless gimbals. I am using a Tarot 2D and it is amazingly good at stabilizing gopro during flight.


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