I have been playing around with helium balloons and my Gopro so that I can get into the world of aerial photography. Filling up balloons and attaching my GoPro to the is one way to get up in the air but it makes for very poor video. I realized that I was going to need to go with my original plan of learning how to fly a quadcopter that can actually carry a GoPro that can go up really high and not be effected by the wind and other conditions.
I was at the Golden West Swap Meet when it hit me. I have to go to a hobby shop. After a quick search of the internet, I found that Rob’s RC Hobbies was right there so I went inside. I felt pretty overwhelmed when I walked in because there are so many cool toys. I went straight for the helicopter section and started check that stuff out. Michelle was behind the counter and I told her what I wanted to do and she shared her thoughts with me.
Basically she suggested that I start with a basic helicopter that has three rotors, then go to one that has just the two and then go to the quad copters. Of course I wanted a quad copter so I asked her to point me in the direction of a nice entry level one. The Heli-Max 1SQ has a camera in it as well which really ended up being terrible but I have been flying it for 5 days now and I am getting pretty good at it.
After I play around with this for another week or so I will go back and get something a lot bigger that can carry a go pro. Rob’s staff is knowledgeable and friendly and I walked out with the perfect training quad copter.
Written by Louie Baur