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Re: [Shop-talk] Quad Copter with video cameras

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Quad Copter with video cameras
From: Paul Parkanzky <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 17:39:14 -0500
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The DJI Phantom 2+ gets amazing reviews and I've seen some really
impressive sample videos:


On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 2:13 PM, <> wrote:

> OK, this is a little off-topic, but I'll be using it as a tool, so I guess
> that qualifies.
> I'm looking to get a quad copter with a video camera to help me manage my
> wood farm and the surrounding areas.  I have lots of uses for something
> like this (also check the gutters of the shop, etc (so there shop
> content)).
> I've been looking at these on Amazon and they don't give enough detail as
> to why one is better than the other.
> (Note, I'm not looking at the little ones for under $100 bucks.  I've
> budgeted about $1000 for one, but can go higher if there is a good reason
> to.)
> I don't need long 'flight times.'  I do want to be about to see the video
> as it's flying.  I would love to be able to take 'stills' as well in
> flight.
> The camera needs to be able to point somewhat 'down.' (It seems most of
> these don't really look down much.)
> Any ideas or suggestions?
> Thanks.
> Eric P
> "Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational
> being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph
> Waldo Emerson

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