Reddit mentions of DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro

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DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro
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  • Complete quadcopter and remote transmitter, pre-tuned by the factory and ready in minutes! Just charge the included battery, attach the propellers and landing gear, and add 4 AA batteries to the remote and you're flying.
  • Fun flying by itself or even better with a GoPro to record the action. Tested with Hero2, Hero3 and Hero3+ models, sold separately. Produce dramatic cinema-quickly results from the air! Note: Wi-Fi streaming from a camera is not possible because it may interfere with the Phantom's remote control.
  • Outdoor flight is made possible by advanced GPS positioning that compensates for light wind. The Phantom has a fail-safe function and can be configured to automatically fly to and land at its take-off position if connection to the transmitter is lost. Note: indoor flight or operation by persons under 18 years of age is NOT recommended.
  • With a maximum horizontal speed of 22 miles/hour (10 meters/second), the Phantom lets you capture the action of almost any sport, event or scene.
  • The Phantom's high tech Naza-M autopilot system lets you configure advanced parameters via software (USB port and separate download required).
Height8 Inches
Length17 Inches
Weight2.20462262 Pounds
Width17 Inches

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Found 41 comments on DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro:

u/moby323 · 26 pointsr/videos

Like most RC enthusiasts, it is frustrating that people often just see the negative side of UAV's and not all of the awesome potential benefits. In part it is because in their brief history they have been associated with weapons of war.

UAV's are already being used for all kinds of awesome reasons. I fly a DJI Phantom, some ways I have seen them being used: Ornithologists studying birds' nests high in trees, marine biologists flying them from a boat to look at whales close up without endangering themselves or the whales, geologists flying them to look at volcanoes up close, farmers using them to inspect their crops from the air (saving water by detecting hot spots and more precisely targeting them). They have also already been used to find stranded hikers and to look for possible survivors in building collapses. And all of this with just a simple $400 UAV you can buy from Amazon.

Anyway, I can go on and on about the potential of a small and extremely fast UAV like this: it could deliver life saving medicine in the blink of an eye. Guy accidentally eats a peanut, realizes he forgot his epi-pen. Right before he goes unconscious his friend calls 911. They get his coordinates and one of these things zips over there in 45 seconds with the medicine.

A small fishing boat is in distress and call a mayday to the Coast Guard. One of these zips over at 120 mph and drops a compact inflatable life raft right onto their location within minutes.

A family of hikers is stranded/missing. One of these searches in a grid pattern using thermal vision. When it finds the hikers, it drops a relief kit including water, fist aid, and a satellite phone.

I mean, it's no different than when airplanes were invented. Sure, they have been used for some horrific shit in war, but they have also been a great benefit to humanity.


Forgot to mention another benefit- they are fun as hell to fly.

u/RepliesToNarcissists · 17 pointsr/JusticeServed

amusingly, he may be right. Phantom 1s run right around that right now

u/s1ugg0 · 16 pointsr/news

Since you seem to be deliberately missing his point allow me to elaborate.

Here is the DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for $479.00 on Amazon. As I understand it; this model is very popular.

It weighs 2.2 lbs or 0.9 kgs. It has a maximum horizontal speed of 22 miles per hour (10 meters per second)

So let's do some math shall we? Since this is a thought experiement I'm going to ignore a lot of things and keep this simple. Assuming the drone was stationary and dropped from 10 meters (32.8 feet) it would hit with the impact of 2156 N of energy at impact. A baseball (5.25 ounces or 0.148 kgs) dropped from the same height would result in 145.04 N at impact.

So would you be completely ok with someone dropping a baseball on your head from 30+ feet up? How about an object with 1486.48% more energy?

Feel free to have fun with this handy Impact Force calculator I found

/I have been awake for 26 hours because of an overnight maintenance. Anyone reading this please feel free to correct my math if I am mistaken. I will happily edit this post to be mathematically correct. For now I need more coffee.

u/i_am_dan_the_man · 7 pointsr/videos

The DJI Phantom is only $479.

If $500 is more than you can afford, fair enough, but I think people assume these things are like thousands of dollars. $500 isn't pocket change but most people could save that up in a few months.

u/get_logicated · 5 pointsr/restorethefourth

if you want a turn-key solution check out the dji phantom

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/gopro

The Phantom is now less that $500US on amazon.

u/jakesky100 · 4 pointsr/Rowing

I would recommend the DJI phantom quadcopter. Whichever way you go with this, it will most definitely be a quadcopter for aerial footage. The DJI phantom is a high end, yet a more consumer type quadcopter that is meant for this type of stuff. People have absolutely used it for filming water sports and a plethora of other things. As for the learning curve, you need practice before taking it out over water. Whatever camera you are using with it should probably be waterproof for safety. Practicing it is not very hard, but really lots of fun! Just take it to a field and see what you can do. The good thing is that it is pretty replaceable concerning parts.

Price wise, on Amazon it will run you $480 USD. This does not account for cameras. Also, the best camera to use with this specific quadcopter is a go pro. I am sure you can buy attachments for other cameras as well.

Here is an amazon link:

Hope this helps!

u/twitchosx · 3 pointsr/funny

Here you go:
But I would NOT recommend getting one unless you know damn well how to fly a quad. Thats why I started out small with a Hubsan X4. I'm on my 2nd one now. I'll move up to something larger next but I want to know what the fuck I'm doing before I get a Phantom so I don't end up like the other retards that get a Phantom and have no clue what they are doing and either crash it and break it, or lose it or hurt somebody.

u/killedbygavrilo · 3 pointsr/videography

I've used this with GoPros but it won't hold a t3i

u/N2O1138 · 3 pointsr/baltimore

DJI Phantom, a popular model of Quadcopter

u/todd101scout · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers
  1. If you're doing something crazy, like trying to film a sporting event, you'll need permits (and good luck with that, since nobody actually knows who is supposed to issue the permits...). Other than that, as long as you stay away from airports and below 400 feet, you're pretty unlikely to get in trouble. If you're not in a densely populated area, it's pretty much free game.

  2. Right now I'm charging $100/hr - that being said, I only have an hour's worth of batteries (I get 6-8 minutes per battery fully rigged!). I'm also shooting on pretty introductory equipment, but am saving up for pro gear.

  3. Speaking of gear, I fly on the DJI Phantom ( ), shooting with a GoPro Hero 3 Black - but buying the 4 as soon as it comes out ( )

    I also have a gimbal and FPV system, which are pretty important to produce good quality video. Check out the Zenmuse Gimbal and Boscam transmitter and receiver.

  4. To fly it? Anyone can fly it - they're super easy to learn. But to fly it well under the pressure of a film set (avoiding obstacles, framing the shot, incorporating director feedback) took a summer of practicing about once a week. It's the highest-pressure job I've had on a film set (seriously, everyone watching your monitors, trying to follow a moving car around a bend in a street as you reach the end of your transmission range...) - but, when you make the shot happen, you're the hero of the entire F*ing production. So yeah, worth :)
u/R1cket · 2 pointsr/NCSU

It's not mine, NCSU hired some professionals to take this footage. I would guess they did take outdoor footage of the library as well, but I'm not able to find much else about this. I don't know what it was used in.

Of course, you could always do it yourself - two examples at opposite ends of the spectrum would be the expensive but high-end DJI Phantom + a GoPro, or a cheap low-quality quad like the V959 (with built-in camera).

The quad in that video looks custom built, but I recognized the transmitter as the DX6i which is basically a beginner/intermediate transmitter, so they probably aren't even very experienced (by that I mean, anyone could do it with just a little practice).

u/youOWEme · 2 pointsr/Austin

Buddy of mine owns a DJI Phantom ( Great quadcopter for the price. We used it recently for a few shots around town. If/when you do buy or build one, be sure to check out the laws regarding flying in the city.

u/oorenotsoo · 2 pointsr/taiwan

I believe it's this and the GoPro camera isn't included:

u/firm1 · 2 pointsr/drones

Get a hubsan or a syma as learner first. Both are cheap, pretty durable and good to learn to fly with. You will crash while learing. It is much better to do this with 30 dollar quad. I personally like the hubsan more. Once you or your dad is comfortable flying you can take a look at getting a bigger quad for a camera. For under 500 with a transmitter your options are somewhat limited I think.

Hobbyking has a phantom clone with an apm flight controller that looks interesting and is in your price range. I have not personally tried it, but I have a pixhawk flight controller running the same software and I like it. It has a lot of advanced capabilities such as waypoint flying. You can pair it with small canon point and shoot camera to have auto picture taking capabilities as well, though that may be a bit advanced for what you are looking for. It's useful for mapping where you want a picture taken every x meters.

You could also get an older phantom for a little less then 500. I have never flown one, but they do seem to be pretty easy to operate.

Whatever you get I would caution you to make sure you (and/or your dad) understand how to operate the quad properly(i.e. calibrating the compass, understanding the GPS lock etc...) and are capable of flying safely in manual mode should the need arise. I believe that many mishaps and fly-aways are the result of people not really understanding their systems and how to properly deal with issues when they arrive.

Also check /r/multicopter as they are a bit more active lots of good info.

u/savingprivatebrian15 · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

Buy the original DJI Phantom (that doesn't include a camera), and buy a GoPro Hero 3: White Edition. This will run you only ~$680, and gets you full 1080p HD video. If you need the FPV (live video streaming from the Phantom 2 Vision+), then you'll have to spend more than $700. In my opinion, the FPV is not a necessity for the $200+ reduction in price.

Edit: the Banggood link says the Phantom is currently $889 now. I would get it. Like now.

u/will_not_launch · 2 pointsr/nyc

Just about if you include the price of the camera. Amazon sells this for $680, and the GoPro probably runs right at $250.

u/I_hug_cephalopods · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

My mom has an aerial photography business using full-scale planes, but it's currently so expensive to fly that she doesn't do much business anymore. Since I fly RC planes I've thought about getting back into the business with her using quadcopters, but the FAA has decided that anything that flies and is used for commercial purposes is a drone so there is a ton of red tape you'll need to dig through.

You can always start the business and hope you don't get caught, but it's risky and just makes it harder for the rest of us in the future. If you want to know a little more about the regulations and how to deal with them I think the AMA website has some information somewhere. (I linked this before looking, it actually looks like there have been some new rulings that make it easier to do this as a business, I'll need to do some more research.)

As far as the clientele, I can tell you that her business was split pretty evenly between real estate companies trying to sell a house and homeowners looking for a unique gift. The real estate is tricky because they don't want to pay you unless they're getting a large commission so if you have larger, more expensive houses in your area that's a huge plus. For homeowners it's a lot easier, you just need to have good people skills and have a good eye for making the pictures look good (time of day, shadows, season (fall is huge), etc.) There was also the occasional wedding or football game like you mentioned.

This is a good quadcopter to look at, if you plan on using a gopro or don't mind modifying it a little (there's also a similar model linked with a 14mp camera included).

If you have any specific questions about the business let me know and I'll see if I can help or I can ask my mom if I don't know.

u/heresybob · 2 pointsr/boston

You can make a UAV w/ GoPro for less than a 1000 bucks - here's a copter ready for it. There's cheaper ones on the market as well.

The problem is the video - live streaming this project gets more expensive.

u/Soulthriller · 2 pointsr/Shambhala

He was a really great guy and has been getting some amazing bird's eye footage that gives a whole new level of enchantment to Shambhala from that unique perspective. I wasn't bothered by it since to me the Phantom drones are essentially flying toys that have a GoPro on them. It's probably not fair to call them drones as that word evokes manless fighter jets raining down hellfire missiles on innocent people in the Middle East.

u/YouandWhoseArmy · 1 pointr/nyc

It was a quadcopter. Looks like a DJ phantom if you ask me. Lots of people call commonly call multi rotor aircraft drones. It is even labeled a drone in the amazon listing.

The one thing it most definitely is not is a helicopter.

u/jdcollins08 · 1 pointr/gopro

Dji phantom... $500 new from Amazon

u/slappymcnutface · 1 pointr/shanghai

pretty sure it's a DJI Phantom. It's the same one that crashed onto the White House lawn a few weeks ago.

u/kumquat_juice · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've always wanted a QuadCopter!

I think number 2 looks the best! I love black :D

u/curmudgeonqualms · 1 pointr/pics

> only the ridiculous high end custom commercial filming drone could draw blood

You sound like you have not flown even a medium sized "toy" quad if you think this.

Even the mini ones will scratch you good, a 250 sized quad will fuck your shit up if it hits you and an amateur filming more so.

u/HilariousMax · 1 pointr/videos

I'm looking at the control on Amazon and it just has 2 directional thumbsticks?

How are you able to properly navigate 3d space with that? Or is there onboard corrections for roll (or w/e)?

u/amcdo17 · 1 pointr/LSU

I would say if you're looking at first gen Phantoms go with the one without a camera like the one here. However, the first gen Phantoms only get about 10 min flight time with GoPro, gimbal, etc. attached so if you're looking for longer flight times (~20-30 min) then the Phantom 2 would be the way to go. Of course you'll have to pay a bit more for the newer model.

u/wwpieeater · 1 pointr/Niskayuna

They're becoming less and less expensive. You can grab one of the drones for $350 ( (the ones from Amazon Warehouse Deals are just a bit banged up on the outside)) and the new GoPro Hero is $130 ( If you're looking to go more high end, look into FPV streaming, the DJI Phantom 2, the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and the GoPro Hero 4 Black. DJI even has a professional line that can carry DSLRs. It's definitely fun, but it's also really worrying, knowing that every time I launch I'm putting $1k+ in the air with huge potential for property damage. I've had some awkward conversations with neighbors. At the end of production for that video, I couldn't see the drone because it was so high up. We found it four days later about half a mile away. Right at the end was when the radio cut out. Try it out, but keep in mind that we live pretty close to some airports. The FAA says that all aircraft like this drone must be three miles away from any airports and must stay below 300 feet (one football field). I'd love to see what you get if you try it out. It'd also be a great father son activity as there's lots of maintenance, studying and practicing involved. Overall... GO FOR IT!

u/codmanhowie · 1 pointr/Multicopter

$400ish give or take 100 if you want to build. like the person said above If you are new to the hobby once you feel comfortable with flying the hubsan you can get a DJI Phantom (first gen) for around 500 ready to fly. Just keep in mind that doesn't include a GoPro or camera. I'd highly recommend getting something other than your iPhone to take the photos on if you chose this route.

This one is standard. you can get other versions for a little more that comes with a camera or you can provide your own. Good luck

u/RavenRavinoff · 1 pointr/asheville

Available at Amazon for $479 with Prime shipping. Not bad.

u/dirtyPirate · 1 pointr/AmIFreeToGo

There have been geosynchronous satellites photographing from the sky for about 40 years, the photos got very clear in the 1960's and as of the 1980's they can read the book you're enjoying while you sunbathe. Care to guess who has that footage and how it's used?

Whether you like it or not, eyes in the sky are always watching.

Also, I don't know if you own a go pro but even with the narrowest lens setting they'd have to be within 10-12 feet to take an identifying picture, if a copter is close enough to get a good picture with a go pro you can probably smack it with a fly swatter. These are the most common platforms to fly a go pro around, their range is pretty bad and they can't spend much time aloft, but if you were to get one and play with it a bit I'll bet your aversion to aerial photography would be eased a bit.

u/lispychicken · 0 pointsr/gadgets


Did I mention THIS?

A first run DJI Phantom is EASY to learn, simple to fly.. holds a GoPro and just flat out works.
Buy a few extra batteries.. you'll want them. the multicopter forum.. DJI Phantom has a huge thread there.

I own and fly a DJI Phantom, when I bought mine, it was $700.. I think you can get a first edition for $500

If you want more help, ask me.. I promise you.. this is the way to go. Once you get flying and comfortable flying and see that you will be doing this often, then go build a multirotor based on your wants.

Best multirotor resource -
.. to include threads on competing/comparable products. there are competitors to the first run DJI Phantoms.

Competing option (1 example) :