Aerial Video with a Keychain Camera and Hubsan X4 Quadcopter

keychain camera hubsan X4 Quadcopter

If you want to take aerial video with your GoPro camera, the DJI Phantom quadcopter, which we’ve featured here, might come to mind.  If you don’t have $500 to spend (or more if you don’t own a GoPro), you might be looking for another cheaper option.

Fortuantely, 501Stratos has found an interesting solution by hooking a sub-$10 keychain camera to the bottom of his little Hubsan X4 warbird quadcopter.  The outer case is stripped off to save weight.

Update 4/22/2014: After a helpful conversation on G+ with Trevor, I realize this camera may actually be the more expensive (around $60) 808 #16 V3 camera (Amazon) with a wide angle “D” lens.  Or maybe another 808 camera with a “D” lens.  For more (much, much more) info on the versions of this keychain camera, check out this article by Chuck Lohr.  Thanks Trevor!

The video, as seen after the “read more,” from this camera is actually pretty good considering the source, but it’s really no competition for a proper aerial filming platform. Continue reading

Hubsan X4 H107L Quadcopter Giveaway

For November, DIYTripods.com is giving away a Hubsan X4 H107L quadcopter here.  The page about it has been up for a day or two, but I’m officially announcing it here to subscribers. Please note that this is the upgraded version with LED lights so you can operate at night, or even make light graffiti with it.

quadcopter givaway - Hubsan X4 H107L

Full details are found on this page where you can enter by subscribing to this blog and commenting there.