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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 says:

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

    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 says:

    Awesome!I like it

    This is a remote control helicopter supplier, I often contact them!
    rc helicopter
    http://www.remotecontrolhelicopters-rcheli.com/

  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. adam402 says:

    Awesome love it

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

  5. sungod says:

    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!

    =P

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