October 07, 2010

DSLR video + RC helicopter = awesome

Man, is it a great time to be alive or what? I can’t tell you how badly I wanted a radio-controlled helicopter as a kid. I think I would have sold myself into slavery to get something like this rig:

Check out HeliVideo.com for more details. [Via]

Posted by John Nack at 7:58 AM on October 07, 2010

Comments

  • Christian Westphalen — 9:13 AM on October 07, 2010

    here is a nice sample of what you can do with a combination like this:

    http://vimeo.com/12281806

  • Clarence Johnson — 9:30 AM on October 07, 2010

    Santa Claus would make my year by dropping one of these off on Christmas Day!

  • Gareth Jones — 10:38 AM on October 07, 2010

    I wish they’d had RC helicopters when I was a kid !

  • Rick — 11:51 AM on October 07, 2010

    Small world! Trent, the pilot of the video in the previous comment. flies for HeliVideo.com!

  • J. Peterson — 12:53 PM on October 07, 2010

    For the really exciting footage, we need to get the Canon 5D strapped to one of those UPenn QuadCopters

    It’s amazing is a computer stabilized, electric helicopter is a $50 toy at the mall now. We had to make do with the Vertibird

  • Glyn Dewis — 4:08 PM on October 07, 2010

    That is just so darned good!!!!

  • Amit — 9:25 PM on October 07, 2010

    Now we’re talking and John I so had that on my wishlist growing up :) and having bought the Canon 5D Mk II last month… oh its crazy good.

  • Jeff — 8:54 AM on October 08, 2010

    This video has been out for at least a year now… Yaaaawn.

    [Get your own blog and keep it interesting every day, genius, instead of criticizing me. --J.]

  • peter — 9:19 AM on October 08, 2010

    into slavery he?

    tell that your black colleagues at work…. du***ck.

    [Whatever. --J.]

  • Dave Story — 11:02 AM on October 08, 2010

    Sweet! My childhood dreams are flashing before my eyes…. How much does that rig cost? Good excuse to upgrade my camera, too. :)

  • Nick — 6:28 PM on October 12, 2010

    “Man, is it a great time to be alive or what?”

    couldn’t agree more with that statement, with such software tools as garageband, amplitube and some incredible r/c vehicles (i have 2 emaxx trucks) in every shape and form, it is a great time..all i have to do is find time for all of them…

  • Chris — 2:15 PM on October 16, 2010

    That is really some amazing footage!! I am just a mewb RC heli fan but i also love to make videos. I cannot wait to i am able to shoot and edit my own!

  • Josh — 11:18 AM on August 18, 2011

    These things are so cool. I wish they were around when I was a kid. I will have to wait till I have a son so I can get him one of these.

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