You can get a live feed using many of the standard HD transmitters out there. Granted, it won't be an integrated "DJI" solution anymore, but at least you can get a video feed.
The M600 after batteries, gimbals and accessories you may be looking north of $7k, for a system that can be found elsewhere cheaper, and with better customer support. With as many features as this one. We offer Gryphon Dynamics X8 octocopters, which are more redundant thanks to 8 motors, are also capable of lifting up to 20lbs of camera equipment vs 13lbs from this M600, and can be configured to go with a DJI gimbal for under $7k, including batteries that are not tied to a proprietary brand, and are more economical.
Exactly. Even a hexacopter using good quality 15kW motors can basically fly a lightweight person. These are the same motors used in the hoverboard videos on youtube with the guy flying a hexa copter board above the water! An octocopter, using these motors would literally fly a person, and their luggage!
And, it can actually be done for under $14k for a hexacopter setup according to our research. We have been working on a unit for mass production. The trick is in the motors, regular multicopter motors such as those from T-motor or others, which are aimed at "heavy lifting" applications can't really compete with a well built, 200CC 8-15kW dedicated brushless motor spinning 36"+ props! These are the motors used in some full scale glider applications for electric self-launch.
Bottom line is, super heavy lifters can be built economical with good quality parts.
The one on the canyon reminded me of those old Nat. Geographic films shot back in the 80-90s, by the looks of the film. This would be a good camera for documentary or aerial cinematography with a proper multirotor setup.
Always good to see economical alternatives to the RED/Canon line of cams.
Unfortunately I don't believe this will solve much, it's only burdensome for law abiding hobbyists.
For commercial use, you still need an exemption so this won't affect you much, only having to add yet another step to the whole process.
You still need to go through a 333 exemption if you want to do commercial flights. You need a pilots license if, in addition to this, you want to fly your own ships. But, you don't need a pilots license to file for a exemption, your company can get an exemption without one, but you do need a pilots license if you want to fly your own ships without hiring a licensed pilot.
If anybody needs advice getting their exemption let me know and I'll direct you.
Nice, I like the new bitrate option for when playing with slower connections/computers.