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    Recommended quadcopter frame for FPV aerial video

    Hi all,
    I have been looking into various quadcopters frames for fpv aerial video and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions. The criteria would be that the quadcopter frame and therefore prop size allow for 20 to 30 minutes of flight time on a full charge while still being stable enough for smooth video. I have read that larger props are more efficient and therefore increase flight time but also cause more vibrations due to their ability to flex more easily (unless they are carbon fiber?). I was thinking that a 500mm to 550mm frame size would provide the best flight time to anti-vibration ratio?


    These two frames (although expensive) seem to have the best reviews for aerial video:
    - QAV500 V2 - $235, 543g, 12" props, 540mm (http://www.getfpv.com/qav500-v2-fpv-quadcopter.html)
    - CineTank MK2-L - $190, ???g, 12" props, 514mm (http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3573)

    Thanks for the help,
    Jack
    Last edited by jcruddat; 14th March 2017 at 04:16 PM.

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    Am flying old QAV540G frame with 11" props and it is fine. Use for longer range. Stick GoPro on Karma for quick in closer work.


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    Thanks for the input. Anyone have experience with both frames who could recommend one over the other? The only thing better about the CineTank MK2-L seems to be the price and slightly smaller size.

    Jack

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    Flame wheel F450 base, 55'extended aluminium arms, T-Motor MT4006 740kv and T-Motor 12x4 carbon props. This could give long flight and no vibrations.

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    What camera do you want to lift with it?
    I have had a TBS discovery for a while and it flies well. Only suitable for gopro sized cameras though but its very portable.
    Impulse Alien, TBS Disco, Tek Sumo, S800, VAS Wraith, Skysurfer

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