WLToys V262 Cyclone Quadcopter: Abandoned Gold Mine
High performance ready to fly quadcopter $90 ($80 for US customers, click on US warehouse to get price ). Great with GoPro Hero 3 or Mobius Action Camera. WLToys V262 Cyclone http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-V262-Cyclone-2_4G-4CH-6-Axis-RC-Quadcopter-With-Camera-RTF-p-77720.html?p=RB0922217402201307U3
Can lift a GoPro Hero 3, but I like aerial video with my lightweight Mobius HD Action Cam. http://www.banggood.com/Mobius-Full-HD-Sports-Camera-1080P-30FPS-720P-60FPS-For-Multirotor-p-90648.html?p=RB0922217402201307U3
The Nadeau-Magnolia Mining Camp is located near the top of Indian Wells Canyon, located near Inyokern, CA. Long since abandoned, it is currently maintained by the California Bureau of Land Management as a recreational area. It is a great place to visit for hiking, camping, and just outright exploring. And here is the exact location of this flight: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-117.9655517,85m/data=!3m1!1e3
As I always recommend, beginners please consider this cheaper option to learn to fly on before purchasing an expensive high-end quadcopter such as DJI Phantom or even AR Parrot. Keep in mind that crashing is inevitable for all RC beginners (it’s a right of passage). The V262 is somewhat durable, as is the Phantom. But stuff happens. It also takes time learning to maintain orientation on a quadcopter. Losing orientation in flight can lead to bad results. Would you like to risk a $100 or a $1000 quadcopter while learning to fly? Once you’re comfortable flying, then consider the higher-end models (that is if you’re still interested).
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