I was wondering what could be a great post for the site this week and suddenly a guest post offer arrived with a fresh and great idea about RC helicopters and videography, my friend Jake from Media Spider wrote this amazing post for RC Hobbies on Air and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did when I first read it. Jake’s thoughts are that many people buy RC helicopters for recreation, and why not? They are amazing fun, and the possibilities of movement and freedom created by getting to grips with these amazing machines are astonishing. But RC helis these days are super stable gadgets, especially the coaxial ones; this has been exposed with the last posts here on RC Hobbies on Air; and there are some creative uses for these toys that will definitely add fun to the equation, and if you want to go the extra mile with your RC copter I recommend you to keep reading and enjoy the ride.
The journey that some RC helicopters can take is impressive and I have been wondering about it as many of my friends have been helicopter enthusiasts for some time now. One day I was thinking about the speeds and the height and decided to mix it with one of my own passions, which is videography. Why couldn’t a camera be attached? Well for a while I couldn’t see how a video camera could be mounted but since I thought that the idea was great I had to make it happen.
Mounting a Camera to an RC Helicopter
Maybe you are thinking it cannot be done, maybe you have tried. Well, below are the 6 steps to doing just that, I am embedding a video here so you can have a clearer picture of what I mean with each step.
6 Steps to mount the camera:
- Buy a 50mm aluminium T joint/ or cut to create a T joint of metal
- Attach the Go Pro mount
- Mount the go pro by sliding into the aluminium
- Slide the mounted Go Pro into the helicopter
- Tie in using Nitro-methane fuel hose strap or duct tape/gaffer tape.
- Cut into the canopy to give the Go Pro room to film (see below)
The possibilities with this are incredible. Filming events, documentaries, action sports…
Indeed, take a look at this quadcopter, mounted with a GoPro camera:
All I wanted from this article was to show that these machines can be used for other creative uses. How about ditching the SMS but instead sending an air message via your own private copter? Or how about revolutionizing the tourist industry? Forget walking tours – how about a speaker mounted to an RC heli or quad copter that leads you on a walking tour?
These are just ideas, but they show you that these machines have so much more to offer, it just takes some thought and experimentation. Personally I love to experiment with new equipment and new ideas and have found that occasionally I come across something great.
About the author:
This article was written by Jake Welford who is the Creative Director at Media Spide. Media Spider is a creative digital marketing company. If you would like to collaborate with Jake or anyone at MediaSpider- please sent an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Media Spider is a creative digital marketing company. For more ideas follow @themediaspider or see our videos on YouTube.