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A Guide To Best Drones For GoPro

Published on 5/2/2018
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Why you should get a Drone with a GoPro

If you are planning to acquire a drone for GoPro, then you certainly need to consider only top quality drones. For this purpose you can gather more information on a drone forum dedicated to this matter.

Those users who already know about the high quality of the GoPro cameras are also familiar with the benefits of purchasing a drone with a GoPro camera. This way, they can actually save the cost of installing a camera after buying a separate drone.

Another advantage to a GoPro drone is its double functionality, allowing you to remove the camera. The GoPro cameras deliver excellent video quality for their size and price. They are popular within the photography and drone fields, being waterproof and resilient cameras capable to outstand difficult environments.

The design of the GoPro cameras was specifically aimed to allow easy attachment to drones. Because they already feature wide angle lenses compatible with the unit, the GoPro cameras can provide the best aerial footage.

With excellent picture quality, GoPro cameras can be easily used with a drone instead of buying a camera drone. By consulting a drone forum you can make an idea on what are the top options for GoPro available now on the market. In order to select the best choices, in this article we will take a look at the most popular top five drone brands.

What to look for

On the market there are various drone models and brands able to carry a GoPro camera. With so many available choices, selecting the right one could be a bit difficult. A good choice of GoPro drones is an easy to control quadcopter that provides plenty of flight time and comes with a GoPro mount.

As a drone forum specialized in GoPro drones advises, a state of the art GoPro camera needs to be paired only with a drone that features stabilization gimbal. The camera and other required accessories should be kept stable in order to avoid jerky footage and fluttering. An inappropriate set of accessories may also damage your GoPro in case of a drone crash. In order to avoid that, some things to consider when you choose your GoPro drone are the payload and the gimbal and stabilization system. The GoPro drone needs also to be durable and strong built.

There are many other factors to consider when looking for a good drone for GoPro.  As a drone forum informs, you need to pay attention to the size and weight of the drone, its flight and control capabilities, its design, battery life, and type of camera, among others. Of course, the price criterion is also important.

  • The camera

Among the most important things when buying a GoPro drone is the type of GoPro camera installed on it. It is advisable to evaluate the quality of the GoPro drone’s footage. In order to do that, it is advisable to carefully check the camera’s characteristics. Users can take aerial footage with the special miniature camera mounted to a drone. You can find a wide range of GoPro devices on the market. However, in order to get a high-quality model, you have to purchase one coming with the best features and compatible with your drone.

  • Weight and size

Besides the technical features, other key factors to consider are the weight and size. It is advisable to choose a drone with a small and lightweight camera, yet still offering the best performances. Most models of drones that are able to support a GoPro are 15 to 25 inches in diameter and 5 to 10 inches tall. Their also have a low weight, ranging between 3 to 10 pounds. Due to the small size and low weight, while flying these drones provide excellent camera stability.

  • Design

Drones with a good design have a nice appearance. GoPro drones feature frames and colors that give them pleasant general aesthetics.

  • Flight capabilities

As learned from a specialized drone forum, the top quality drones for GoPro are designed for the best quality footage and photos. They also have to offer the best flight capabilities to reach these performances. There is a great diversity of flight modes including some with 3D flips, roll-off, etc. The diversity of flight models is a key aspect. The flight time and flight range are other important aspects to consider on top of the flight capabilities. Typically, their flight time is in the range between 10 and 30 minutes. This mostly depends on the capacity of their batteries. The flight range is typically in the range between 150 and 300 m. According to a drone forum, a greater control distance and longer flight time are important advantages to drones that support GoPro.

  • Control features

Another important aspect to take into consideration is whether a drone can be easily controlled. Related to this aspect are the options offered by drone’s control mode. Today’s advanced models can be controlled by smartphones instead of standard remote controllers. Many new drone models that support GoPro cameras also feature GPS flight modes. You should choose a drone that provides easy control layout and a variety of control modes.

  • Battery life

You will need long lasting rechargeable batteries for your GoPro drone. The best batteries on the market today are the special Li-Po rechargeable units.

  • Price

You can usually expect prices in the range between 400 and 800 dollars for a good drone for GoPro.

Other things to consider when selecting a drone supporting a GoPro camera are:

  • Gimbal characteristics
  • Control transmitter
  • FPV system
  • Motors
  • Propellers
  • Frame
  • Warranty
  • Components included in a package

When looking for a good drone to pair with GoPro, you have to consider all these features. This is not an easy decision and you must know what to look for. Below is our list of top drones with GoPro options.

Best Drone for GoPro reviews

1. GoPro Karma

Among the best drones for GoPro is the GoPro Drone Karma. This model has been specifically designed for the purpose to be paired with the GoPro camera. A good stabilization for your camera is provided by this high-tech gadget. According to the drone forum, the outstanding stability provide by its gimbal is hard to rival by any other drone models on the market. Another great advantage of this drone model is the fact that it was specifically designed to fit all GoPro cameras.

It is advisable to use the Karma drone together with the Hero 4. This will enable you to get a good result. This drone model is able to last in the air for up to 25 minutes. Because it comes with some amazing features, if you already have a GoPro camera, the Karma is among the top choices to pair with it.

One of these great features is the possibility that the drone is being foldable. This way, you can easily pack it down in a relatively small size and carry it around. Another noticeable feature is the removable gimbal. You can use your GoPro camera with the detached gimbal as a separate handheld gadget.

2. 3DR solo Quadcopter

This drone for GoPro features a controller that features a video game style, according to the drone forum. Even if you never flown the model before, its controller allows easy piloting the drone. Push button commands control the most important movements. Thanks to a high-quality HDMI port that is directly connected to the controller, you can view the current flight actions.

The range provided by this Quadcopter drone is up to half a mile. In fact this is the first consumer drone that is powered by a built-in computer based on twin 1 GHz chips. You can achieve a smooth aerial photo experience thanks to this built-in computer. This drone model is specifically created to be paired with the GoPre HERO series.

Using 1 lithium metal battery, the flight time of this drone is in the range of 15 to 20 minutes. The camera settings can be adjusted from the ground thanks to the gimbal system. This drone model is designed to work with iOS or Android devices.

3. Yuneec Typhoon G Quadcopter

The Yuneec Typhoon drone has around 25 minutes flight time, provided by a 6300 mAh LiPo battery. The drone model measures 16.5 inches x 8.3 inches x 20 inches. It features a ST10+ controller type and supports a GoPro mount.

According to the drone forum, among the special features provided by this model are the angle mode, smart mode, watch me, follow me, home mode, and turtle vs. rabbit. For users who are looking to experiment with a various number of modes, this drone is an excellent choice.

The Yuneec Typhoon G provides great flexibility and maneuverability in flight, being able to use different features and multiple modes. The drone allows users to film and photograph all of their outdoor adventures when it is paired with a GoPro camera. No matter how fast the drone is going, the 3-axis gimbal system stabilizes the connected camera in order to ensure the best quality shots.

With the ST10+ Ground Station screen you can get direct digital video in order to see what your drone is seeing. This way you can choose to take the best shots. Recording in real time is another great feature provided. You can choose to buy this drone model with its own 4K camera or you can buy it with the mount alone.

This drone is very steady and has good flying performance. It can travel around 8200 feet away from the controller and reach a maximum height of 3200 feet.

4. DJI Phantom 2

According to the drone forum, this drone has been designed to be used for both amateur and professional filming. It has a weight of 2.2 pounds and measurements of 17 inches x 12.5 inches x 8.1 inches. The drone is able to can various GoPro cameras, including Go Pro Hero 3 and above. It has around 25 minutes of flying time, provided by its LiPo 5200 mAh battery. The drone features a DJI Standard controller.

Among the special features provided are included the brushless motors, GPS position holding, Return to Home, built-in GoPro mount, APM, one-touch controls, and Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal. If you need taking aerial photos and videos and photos, this is a perfect choice as it provides a steady flight.

As this model comes pre-assembled, all you need is to charge the battery and connect the propellers. This drone is very easy to control, as well. However, you can expect that this high-end product comes also with a premium price.

The drone has a flight range of up to 300 m and features GPS, energy efficient electric motors, self-tightening propellers, and several programmable features. This is also among the lighter drones that can carry a professional camera, being built of plastic lightweight and high-quality aluminum materials. The drone can communicate with an iOS or Android device.

5. Walkera QR x350 Pro

This drone weighs 2 pounds and has a size of 11 inches x 2 inches x 2 inches. It supports an  GoPro / iLook mount camera. The LiPo 5200 mAh battery ensures around 25 minutes of flight time. The drone comes with a DEVO F7 controller type.

Among the special features of this drone are included brushless motors, GPS position holding, Return to Home, APM, one-touch controls and built-in GoPro mount. This is among your best choices if you are shopping for a drone that mostly uses your GoPro camera capabilities and GPS to take the best shots. The DEVO F7 ensures the simple one-touch controls. This makes this drone very easy to use on a range of 1 to 2 kilometers.

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