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R12NDS
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:34 pm
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Any recommendations for the best way / available options & locations for fitting the GoPro Hero3 to your Blade for aerial photography?

Also, if putting the GoPro under the chassis, has anyone had any good ideas for raising the skids, except for using training gear?
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:04 pm
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When I first started fly my B400 - to get more ground clearance I put 550 size skids on it. I got them from Xheli.com here in the states. It did raise the helicopter up.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:32 am
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pjdog wrote:
When I first started fly my B400 - to get more ground clearance I put 550 size skids on it. I got them from Xheli.com here in the states. It did raise the helicopter up.

jack


Great idea...that may just be enough room. Did the 550 skids fit the 450 screw holes?
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:46 pm
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R12NDS:

No - I had to drill new holes but that was not a problem. The skids are wider and give the helicopter allot more stability on the ground. At that time I was very new to RC helicopters and was having problems with ground effects just before leaving the ground.

You mite want to conceder even large skids. Like maybe 600 skids sense your trying to fit a camera under the copter. As I recall I bought several sets of skids from Xheli and tried them all until I was happy. I ended up with 550 skids on the B400. I still have them in my junk box. The B400 is a great helicopter plus the DX6I is super good transmitter also.

Meets all my needs.

Jack
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R12NDS
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:47 am
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I will certainly have a look and get some wider ones. I am very much a learner and any additional stability is always appreciated!

Currently battling with getting my Blade SR working right and the rear motor on my MCPx seems to have burnt out...again!...but I love this hobby!
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