DJI Innovations just released a remote controlled helicopter designed to carry your GoPro video camera into formerly unreachable places. The Phantom Quadcopter is equipped with a mount for your GoPro camera, and allows you to fly up to almost 1,000 feet away! It also sports a GPS system as well as a special ‘safety mode’ that safely lands your ‘copter the moment it flies out of range (or if you fumble and lose control). This bad boy flies at a steady 10 miles/second (horizontally) and can rise and fall at 6 m/s, giving you the capability to scope out your surroundings quickly – and often unnoticed.
Surprisingly, the only downside is NOT the price (the Phantom Quadcopter is under $700!!), but the battery’s life-span….which is around 15 minutes at best. Granted, this is a new product, and I’m certain that they are developing a longer-life battery as we speak. Heck – if they don’t, they’re seriously shooting themselves in the foot, as the price for the Quadcopter is perfect for anybody’s wallet, not to mention it’s control is smooth and accurate. The Phantom Quadcopter can turn on a dime (that’s airborne of course) and responds to the remote control instantly with no lag between commands and direction changes. Soon we’ll be seeing the Quadcopter as a staple in many movie production studios as it’s control is superb and it’s cost is so low. If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, contact our sales staff – as the Phantom Quadcopter is on it’s way to our store now! Just be sure to order an extra battery for it…until they make a better one.