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Helipal Storm Drone 4 first test flight

A short test flight with Helipal Storm Drone 4.

This radio controlled quadcopter comes ready to fly. It is a reasonably priced multirotor, very stable and able to lift a GoPro hero camera.

Check it out at Helipal

I choose it as a first quad to learn to fly manually, very happy so far.

For the photos, the GoPro was mounted to the extreme front “nose” of the quad upper platform, balanced by the battery on the other side (back) of the upper platform. You can see the placement of the gopro adaptor in the video if you look carefully. This is different from the placements suggested by Helipal, however I found that this works nicely and allows to minimize the amount of propellers and motors included in the photos/videos. The balancing with the battery should be done carefully though.

I am new to drones and as a photographer I find it invaluable to be be able to freely select my shooting point. This is a revolution in a way. Stay tuned for more vids

– Credits –
Camerawoman: Laura
Camera: iPhone5
On board photos: GoPro Hero3 Black
Editing: iMovie
Quad addict/pilot: Personal Drones (PD)
Soundtrack: Revolution Void – “Biomythos”

Thanks for watching!