31 Oct '15, 6pm

The Insider’s Guide to Drone Videography - IEEE Spectrum via @IEEESpectrum

Having chosen a camera and gimbal combination, you’ll be set to go shopping for a multicopter. For the GoPro and Zenmuse H4-3D, the DJI Phantom 2 is a natural—and much nicer than the earlier-designed Phantom 1. The newer version has a better battery, providing up to 25 minutes of flight time (almost twice that of the original Phantom), and it’s also a lot easier to swap in and out. The Phantom 2’s props are larger and provide greater lift and efficiency compared with those of its predecessor. The flight controller has been updated and now interfaces with a Mac. The Phantom 2 also comes prewired for a Zenmuse gimbal. These improvements in flight time, user friendliness, and Mac support all make it worth getting the second version of this very capable little multicopter.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/the-insiders-...

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