Simple and sophisticated is what the 3DR Solo Drone ($1000+) promises. This aerial photography solution is very capable but can be controlled by novices right out of the box. Using GoPro, it’s the first drone in the world to give you complete in-flight control of its action cam and it delivers live-streaming HD video right to your mobile device through its controller. The controller houses one of two 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9-powered computers. The other computer is right in the aircraft. Due to a 3-axis gimbal, advanced flight features that are GPD-guided, and intuitive, smart software, you can capture professional-looking, steady footage, even when you are a brand new pilot.
We recently did a write-up on the Hubsan X4 FPV Quadcopter ($39-$195), a great starter quad at a very reasonable price. The DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter ($1200) is the next step up for those looking for more advanced features. These include an HD camera for pictures and video, an autonomous flight system, and extended ...[Read More]