Remote Control Helicopter With Camera
One turn-key helicopter/video camera system is the GYRO Hawk Spy Camera. This is a fairly large electric remote controlled helicopter that is equipped with a built-in gyroscope and high resolution digital video camera. It is twenty four inches long, three and a half inches wide and about 9 inches high. The camera is built-in, right under the cockpit, so you don’t have to deal with mounting it. One of the key features of this helicopter is the ability to hover fairly steadily as well as to gently move forward, backward, up or down and to turn clockwise or counterclockwise. Since the Hawk Spy has a built-in Gyroscope this makes it automatically stabilize so you can focus on flying rather than trying not to crash. It comes assembled and ready to fly including a the battery for the Helicopter and the battery charger. A one gigabyte micro SD card is used for capturing video. Charge time is about 90 minutes for a 10 minute flight. Camera resolution is 640 x 480 pixels in AVI file format.
In other cases you already have your helicopter and all you need is a small camera. One option is the Two Gigabyte Helicam Micro Video Camcorder. This can be enhanced to hold up to Four Gigabytes. The mini recorder includes the camera, usb cable, user manual and a 2 GB Micro SD Memory Disk. This can store up to 1 hour and 20 minutes of video. The Helicam Micro Video Camcorder is small (73mm x 20mm x 11mm) and light (18 grams). Color video with voice allows you to clearly see who’s there and hear what they say. Since it has a built-in rechargeable batter there is no cord for you to have to hide or deal with. You can play back the video on your PC or cell phone Best Mini Drone with Camera.
On the higher end of both remote helicam still video photography and remote controlled helicopter videography are the Draganflyer X4, Draganflyer X6 and Draganflyer X8. These are larger, very stable remote control helicopters that can be GPS guided to take specific photos or videos at high resolutions from a stable platform. One even utilizes a foldable carbon fiber frame. This light weight yet sturdy design coupled with multi-rotor lifting allows some of them to even carry a 1080p video camera or a digital SLR camera. A military version can be back-packed in and used almost anywhere.