Get the aerial shot
One of our interview questions for potential photographers and videographers at ThinkGeek should probably be "And how good are you at flying R/C helicopters?" The ThinkGeek merchant who bought the latest R/C thang generally isn't around when we get around to shooting it, so all our creative types have at least a little R/C flying experience now, mostly obtained through on-the-job training.
This Discovery RC Quadcopter with HD Camera is easy to fly, and with the touch of a button you can flip this baby a full 360°. It employs a 6-axis gyro to know up from down and has LED running lights. But, of course, what you're here for is the imaging capability. This quadcopter takes HD movies and photos at a resolution of 1280 x 720 and 30 frames per second. It records on-board to a micro-SD card (included), so if you crash it while recording something awesome, be sure it lands someplace you can retrieve it or you'll never glory in the footage. Well, that's a good tip for all R/C vehicles. No trespassing. You want to play with them where you can fetch them if you like them. And we predict you're going to like this one.
- Discovery RC Quadcopter with HD Camera
4-Channel, 2.4GHz transmitter is ready-to-fly out of the box
2 flight modes for your level of experience: maximum gyro-stability & 3D expert control
Take HD movies and photos from the sky - 1280 x 720p @ 30 fps
Removable micro-SD (TF) card stores enough for several flights
Records in AVI and JPEG
LCD Radio Controller displays full flight status
Remote range: 30m
In-flight trim controls for pitch, roll, and yaw
3 gyroscopes and 3 accelerometers for motionless hovering
Roll Button for instant 360
4 propellers feature integrated safety guards
LED running lights and remote control signal light
Low voltage warning
Batteries: 3.7V rechargeable LiPo (included, provides 7-9 minutes of flight on a single charge) + 4 AA for the controller (not included)
Recharging takes 2 hours (cable and charger included)
Dimensions: 330 mm x 340mm x 60mm tall, main rotor 135mm
Weight: 5 oz. (quadcopter)
Includes quadcopter, controller, 1 battery, USB battery charger, 2GB Micro-SD card, USB data cable, 4 spare propellers, screwdriver, and an instruction manual
WARNING - SMALL PARTS - Not intended for children under 3 years of age.