I've long been interested in aerial photography and videography, and now that quads have made it so easy I decided to give it a try. Since I've never flown a quad or any other R/C aircraft before, I decided to start with a Syma X5C-1 just to get the hang of it. My first impressions are mixed; while the X5C-1 performs well for the price, it really isn't suited for my needs. Without any FPV, I have to maintain visual contact which becomes difficult at more than 50 meters distance (I extended the range to about 150m) or especially on a bright sunny day. Trying to navigate the quad when it is barely visible, I can't determine which direction it's facing, and I'm trying to compensate for light winds, is almost impossible and I've nearly lost it several times already. Also, there's no way to see what I'm shooting until the video is played back. And video quality, while decent for this price range, is far from professional quality. I figure FPV would help greatly, but without the budget for a DJI Phantom or 3D Iris, I opted to order a WLToys V686G instead. While I'm waiting it for, I thought I'd do some research to see what mods or add-ons can be done to make it more Phantom-like. I would like to have a transmitting and FPV range of at least 500 meters, or even 1km if possible. From what I've read, the stock range of the V686G is about 150m. Also, the built-in cam is not that great on video quality. So my key questions are: Is it feasible to add a Mobius Actioncam and Fatshark FPV transmitter to the quad (removing the stock camera of course) without adding too much weight? And what options are available for extending the range of the R/C transmitter? Could this be done with a 2.4Ghz broadband amplifier? It's probably obvious that I'm new to this and have a lot to learn, but that's what I'm here. Any advice would be appreciated.