I am thinking about maybe trying one of these ( with camera mount ) this spring to try video some hobby car racing ( autocross ) we do from the air and maybe even some drag racing half way down the track.
and video other things too.
This is coming out this month, anyone seen this and maybe planning to get one? last year I was thinking a med/larger sized helicopter but thinking this might be more stable and smother to fly.
I do wonder if it will fit with the gopro tripod mount and housing, it might/should fit. I will watch the hobby forums and see what people think of this and decide in late March.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOpPwO8EjsIhttp://www.wowhobbies.com/turboacex720multi-rotorpreorder.aspxThe Turbo Ace X720 is designed for FPV and professional photographic and video applications aside from its recreational high performance capabilities. It has an extra large payload of 3.1 pound verses its predecessor T580 with only 1.6 pound payload. The X720 has the capability to carry a Canon, Nikon DSLR camera, most function packed hardisk camcorders or an extra large battery that increases it fight time to more than 30 minutes.
High payload: Carries up to 3.1 pounds of photo/video equipment
FPV: Ultra stability and advanced functions suitable for first person view
Pilot friendly: Auto leveling and altitude hold for ease of control
Low noise: Great for commercial aerial video and photo applications
Low noise- Direct drive low kv BL motors with 12 inch high pitch low revolution propellers
Maximum efficiency segment up to 12g / W. 6 DOF motion control with high-performance
MEMS sensor technology, impact resistance and low drift.
Altitude hold with build-in barometric sensor
Intuitive operation, with two-dimensional self-stabilization head support
Assembled & Tested Turbo Ace Muti-Rotor Quad
4 Upgraded Direct Drive Outrunner Motors powered by 4 x ESCs
Cutting Edge Controller with Auto Leveling & Altitude Hold with 3-Axis gyro
Expanded Dimensions for Extra Wind Tolerance
Counter Rotating Design for Maximum Stability
3.1 LB Payload For Additional Equipment and Optional Features
Optional Camera Mount with Dual Shock Absorption and Vibration Dampening system
Optional 2.4GHz Receiver and Transmitter (4 or more Channels Spread Spectrum)
Optional Lipo Battery Selections for Optimized Flight Time or Payload
Dimensions: 615 x 615 x 243mm (tolerance = 3mm)
Expanded Dimensions: 892 x 892 x 243mm
Motor Wheel Base: 580mm (tolerance = 3mm)
Propellers: 1260 High Pitch Positive and Negative Counter Rotating Propellers
Battery Requirement: Lipo 1,800mAh 20C 3S 1P or larger (Up to 10,000mAh for 30+ min flight time)
Assembled Weight: 770g (not including battery, receiver & camera mount)
All-in Weight: 990g (including battery & receiver)
Maximum Payload with 1P Battery: 1,406g (3.1 lb)
Fully assembled X720 ARF quadcopter
4 brushless outrunner motors with 4 x ESCs
Batteries, receiver, transmitter, camera and camera mount are not included
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