DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro Cameras

The latest buzz (no pun intended) for Flying GoPro cameras is the new DJI Phantom Quadcopter designed specifically to mount the GoPro Hero cameras. Unlike the more complicated copter systems out there, the DJI Phantom comes in a fully assembled complete kit (found here) where you just need to mount your GoPro (or other light cameras) and you are literally ready to start flying.

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Even though it looks like a toy, it's a pretty advanced little copter. Check out a few highlights about the new DJI Phantom GoPro QuadCopter:

Phantom has an integrated flight dynamics system, the Naza-M + GPS multi-rotor autopilot system, as well as the dedicated remote controller and receiver. The proven stability of the Naza-M autopilot system allows you to easily achieve great flight performance.

With the built-in Naza-M autopilot system plus a GPS module, the Phantom has GPS Attitude and Attitude Control Mode. Pilots can switch between the two modes to achieve a particular flight experience.

Phantom also has the Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) function of the Naza-M autopilot system.

Phantom also has the failsafe function of the Naza-M autopilot system. This means when the communication between the Main Controller and the transmitter is disconnected, the outputs of all command sticks from controller will go to the center position. If the GPS signal is good enough, the system will automatically trigger Return To Home and landing safely.


DJI Phantom GoPro Hero3 Flight

The DJI Phantom Quadcopter was announced several weeks ago, but only on a Pre-Order status. They are now showing In Stock status ready to ship. You can find additional photos, videos, and specifications following the link via eBay (click here).

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find-price-button DJI Phantom GoPro Quadcopter Kit GPS + NAZA-M - eBay

The DJI Phantom Quadcopter Ready-to-Fly kits are also available via Amazon (click here)

DJI Phantom QuadCopter GoPro Hero Flight
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Don't forget that the latest GoPro Hero3 (white, silver, and black editions) are smaller, lighter, offers more features, and higher video quality than previous GoPro cameras. Should be a killer match up with the DJI Phantom. You can get more information about GoPro's latest Hero3 from the official Official GoPro® Store.

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58 thoughts on “DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro Cameras

  1. Tony Lee

    Great video Kaz! It seems the RX100 camera was really well stabilized during flight. Didn't see any jello effects either, I wonder if it's because the Rx100 isnt as wide angle as the gopro is

  2. @emm @steve my S800/Zenmuse combo said and done has run me well over $20k... $3000 won't even buy the gimbal. The phantom is great for novice flyers to get enough experience to step up later. It runs the dji naza controller for stabilization, the same I run on my F550 and it's pretty stable. Again I think the phantom is a great starter as anything else would likely run over $2000 with radio gear and accessories.

  3. pops

    @Kaz - Thanks for the response. I know you're right... it's a case of you pay for what you get. With that said, I'm not shooting motion pictures. If I can get a 10-20 second clip here and there then I'll be content "I think".

    Please post a link of yours in flight with the RX100. I'm very interested to see how you've rigged it etc. Vibration mount?

  4. Kaz

    @pops I just got my Graupner props but I need to bore them out and balance them - I haven't done anything to my Phantom except add a vibration mount for my camera and added some foam tubing on the bottom legs to get more vertical height since the RX100 is a bit tall for the unit. The Phantom is tiny, when you take off the props the thing can fit in a backpack. I'll take some video tonight with the stock props and the RX100. I'd echo what was said earlier in the thread it's great for getting some shots - it's nothing though like what the huge spider drones with 3axis gimbals can do. But for what I need it's perfect, will be looking to get a larger unit but I like this one too for just taking hiking or something.

  5. pops

    @Kaz - I would love to see the footage. Have you balance the props or any other kind of tweak prior to flying?

  6. Derrick (formerly Diesel)

    @AR...The Foundry makes a pretty good Rolling Shutter remover aptly named...ROLLING SHUTTER.

  7. Kaz

    Just writing to confirm with everyone that the Phantom can carry the Sony RX100. Flew great today, just the props work pretty hard and battery life is less than flying the GoPro. I think I got about 4 minutes of flight time with the RX100.

    Looking at footage right now...

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