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I felt like I have enough control over the quadcopter and it is running well it was time to attach a video camera.
To do this right requires a gimbal mount, balancing props, blah, blah, blah. But I just want to see some video. So I simply stuck some velcro on the GoPro’s battery pack and attached that to the velcro straps holding the quadcopter’s battery pack in place. I will tell you now it was a flimsy setup but I WANT TO SEE SOME VIDEO!
Here is the, largely unedited, video from my first 10 minute flying session – about as long as my batteries last. You will notice the video is kind of ‘watery’. This is due to the vibration of the quadcopter. I need to balance the props and probably install a real camera mount to fix that – but I will say it isn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting.
For the first 5 minutes my goal was just to try and move the quadcopter around slowly and capture video. Then the last part I focused on trying to keep the camera facing me.