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Some of the newer DLSR cameras will shoot surprisingly good HD video. Put one on a RC helicopter and you’ve got one exciting toy that can that can take a professional quality shot at a fraction of the cost. Texas-based videographer, maker, and RC pilot Eric Austin has done just that by rigging a Canon 7D to a hobbyist RC helicopter. The resulting shots are amazing. [via DIYPhotography]

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  1. RocketGuy on said:

    I met one of the SF Bay Area pioneers of this general concept, his website is appropriately

    Travis was also into flying wing drones, which is how I came to meet him.

    Hmm… I should hire him for pictures of my house renovation…

  2. Anonymous on said:

    Awesome!I like it

    This is a remote control helicopter supplier, I often contact them!
    rc helicopter

  3. Rc helicopter are the funniest rc toy i tried, can really recommend to try, or not, because if you try, you are hooked, and then you want to buy one…

  4. Awesome love it

    radiostyrda helikoptrarare fantastic for kids to enjoy their childhood. . .

  5. As a photographer, the idea scares me more than putting myself in a real helicopter, regardless of cost, because every time that camera leaves my hands my heart feels like it stops…

    Yet, as a photographer, I have to try it to see what photos are possible!


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