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New at the forum. Also new at drones. I have a GoPro hero 5 and I would like to get a drone that will except it. Are there any out there yet?


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New at the forum. Also new at drones. I have a GoPro hero 5 and I would like to get a drone that will except it. Are there any out there yet?


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Welcome to the forum!

Phantoms and DJI in general offer complete solutions. In other words, they have the camera built-in. The provide the entire package and they work extremely well as a result.

If you need to use your GoPro you should look at GoPro's drone, but it had a massive recall and the future is uncertain. The same goes for 3DR's Solo project (discontinued). There are probably other lesser-known drones that can accommodate a GoPro.
 
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GoPro changed the size and weight of their camera with this new model. It may not fit or balance well in gimbals designed for the earlier models. I have considered getting the GoPro 5 or GoPro Session 5 for my waterproof quads since these GoPro models are waterproof without a housing. So far I have only found two gimbals to fit the Session.
The GoPro 5 does have image stabilization so it might give acceptable video in some cases without a gimbal. It could be mounted on an older Phantom 1 or 2.
The other option is to build your own quad. There are lots of kits available.
 
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Long story short, it could be WAY more trouble than it's worth, and also very expensive, to find a solution just to make your GoPro work.

But if you simply have a desire to make really great aerial videos, I highly recommend instead just getting a Phantom 3 Standard for $399 or even a Phantom 3 Advanced or Pro if you need better range and quality. You'll get out-of-the-box-ready, soup-to-nuts solutions that work great. The only thing you need additionally is a smartphone or tablet.
 
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Phantom 3 standard you can get it tin it fairly inexpensive as far as drones go I mean let's face it drones are expensive right now. I have a standard and added a little modification to my antenna I get awesome photos and great video.


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I didnt even know that was a Hero 5.

Im out of touch.

I would definately echo what everyone on here has had to say; the camera on the Phantom 3 gives a Hero4 a run for its money and one could argue the Phantom 4 is better.

Pick up a Phantom 3 for $400 and get flyin!
 
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New at the forum. Also new at drones. I have a GoPro hero 5 and I would like to get a drone that will except it. Are there any out there yet?


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Get a used P2.
Get the GoPro Grip ($460 USD).
http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/stabilization?utm_campaign=ET_Product_Launch_Karma-Grip;APAC;All;All;All;All_12152016&utm_medium=email&ExactTarget=true&utm_source=Product&utm_content=http://shop.gopro.com/stabilization
Get some cable ties.
Hit record and fly!!!

But I agree with everyone else...
Drones are cheaper now.
Get a dedicated aerial machine like a P3Adv.
And leave the GoPro for grounded/underwater shots.
 
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Get a used P2.
Get the GoPro Grip ($460 USD).
http://shop.gopro.com/APAC/stabilization?utm_campaign=ET_Product_Launch_Karma-Grip;APAC;All;All;All;All_12152016&utm_medium=email&ExactTarget=true&utm_source=Product&utm_content=http://shop.gopro.com/stabilization
Get some cable ties.
Hit record and fly!!!

But I agree with everyone else...
Drones are cheaper now.
Get a dedicated aerial machine like a P3Adv.
And leave the GoPro for grounded/underwater shots.
Far to much added weight for a P2 and the hero 5 isn't worth the money.
 
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