Looking for a RTF drone (that may not exist)

Discussion in 'Ready to Fly Quads' started by Radium_Angel, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Radium_Angel

    Radium_Angel Member

    Good afternoon,

    I am a photographer (I mentioned this briefly in the Intro section) looking to add a drone to my studio. It will be 90% indoor shoots with occasional location work. I do fetish/fashion/art nude work (aka working with the female model figure)

    This is what I am looking for, which may, or may not, exist:

    Quad with prop guards/ducts/shrouds (sorry, not certain of the proper terminology here) so I don't hurt anyone if I get too close.
    Gimballed mount for the camera (I assume they are all remotely controlled, if not, that's obviously a requirement)
    High quality camera (720p min, 5MP min, ideally the more the better) with 30fps or very close to it.


    Here is what I'd like to see in the drone:
    some kind of follow me/object avoidance programming
    removable storage (sd card or something)
    15 min (or better) flight time.

    Yeah, probably asking for a lot. I know there are 2,000$+ drones out there that do this, but since I'm not certain I want to spend that kind of money on a device that may not work in my workflow, I'd just assume keep it under 500$, again, if possible. None of my rules are set in stone.

    I'm planning on buying a "toy" drone (something in the 200$ range) to get the feel for it and see how I might best incorporate it into my work, but that's for another thread. Currently I am simply gathering information.

    Thank you for your time.
    Cheers!
    RA
     
  2. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

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  3. Radium_Angel

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  4. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

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  6. Radium_Angel

    Radium_Angel Member

    Thanks for the rundown. Will prove useful in my search for information.

    Can't fly the Mavick Pro indoors?? Why?
     
  7. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Well, you could in theory. But it's just too big and powerful, common sense says no
     
  8. Radium_Angel

    Radium_Angel Member

    Gotcha. Well, there goes that idea (I liked what the mavick pro was offering)
    Back to the original suggestion, the spark, can I get shrouds/bumpers/etc for it to protect the spinning blades from the models?
     
  9. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can. Actually there are lots of accessories available. I'd definitely go with the fly-more combo which comes with the controller, spare props and extra battery, charging station and nice carrying case
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  10. Radium_Angel

    Radium_Angel Member

    Thank you, that is a nice combo set.
    Price isn't bad either (at least on eBay, unless you have a preferred seller for these sort of things?)
    So, now, a quad that is easy to fly indoors that is an "inexpensive" toy to practice on. Any preferences? Something that wont' break the bank while I learn to fly it and invariably break it?
     
  11. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Have a look through the many other threads where people are looking for similar. Jackson and others have made a lot of suggestions and posted review/shopping links for a lot of great quads at different price points.
     
  12. Radium_Angel

    Radium_Angel Member

    Thank you kindly, I shall do so.
    Cheers!
    RA
     
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