What type of person is the CinéStar Go meant for?
-Someone who has experience with DJI Drones but doesn’t have weeks or the tools to invest in building and troubleshooting the drone for him or herself.
-If you can your DJI drone using your device video screen then you can easily learn to fly the CineStar Go drone
-It can also be good for complete beginners because of its durability being able to with stand dozens of crashes without breaking. We recommend you remove the GoPro camera until you have learned to pilot the drone using the FPV First Person Video systems. Training videos will be available and free technical and piloting training is available upon request.
Why Decase A GoPro Hero 6 or Hero 8 camera?
-The weight savings is substantial and the drone will become lighter and much more agile
-The Center of Gravity of an old heavy GoPro camera on the top of the drone frame will make it difficult to yaw, roll, twist, flip or even do gradual flight maneuvers.
-Drone flight times are substantially decreased due to the heavier weight of the full size GoPros
-The heavier the camera the harder the drone falls, flips and becomes damaged during crashes
Why Build a Sub 250 gram drone?
-Sub 250 gram drones do NOT have to be registered with the FAA
-Sub 250g naked GoPro drones all smaller and less pesky to bestanders and are usually less likely to be noticed by people since they have the same specs as toy drones
-The Sub-250 gram drones don’t have GPS flight restrictions or Geo-Fencing
-These drones also don’t have to conform to potential new rules of Remote ID
-Commercial pilots flying sub 250gram drones are allowed to Fly Over People
-Commercial pilots flying sub 250g deceased GoPro drones can also Fly At Night
-The benefits of Sub 250g drones make them the most popular new drone in the world
Why use the Hero 8 vs Hero 6 Camera for a naked cinewhoop drone build?
-The Hero 8 is superior in every way except price, however this lends us to understand that you get what you pay for
-First the Hero 8 camera is a decent amount lighter than the GPH6 and in terms of the naked GoPro design it goes from 126 grams to just 14.8 grams or 15g. The GoPro Hero 6 starts out at 117grams to about 17 grams. So the All Up Weight difference after decasing is a respectable 2.2 grams and when the AUW of the hovers around 235-250 even just 2-3 grams can allow you to run bigger batteries etc. It all counts. Even the lens on the GPH8 is shorter allowing for less over the nose weight on the front of the bird which helps center a gravity immensely
-There is a big improvement under the hood: the HERO8 Black shoots 4K/30/60 footage at BITRATE of 114Mbps and 1080p/30 at 65Mbps. The maximum video bitrate on the HERO7 and HERO6 Black was only 78 Mbps. The higher bitrates put the HERO8 on a same level as a high-end ENG camera or above a Sony RX0. The high bitrate has a clearly visible effect on an output with more detail and just better quality overall
-The Hero 6 cannot film “stabilized” film at 4K at 60 frames per second (4K @60fps), the GoPro Hero 8 does very well
-The GoPro Hero 8 bit rate of 100mb/s is FAR superior to the Hero 6’s
-The GPH8 also has better lens, it is shorter too making it more compact which helps CG and the lens is also GoPro Hero 8 digital lens which is used for cropping
-A new LiveBurst which is great for high elevation drone photography and a zoomed in effect
-The Hero 6 in 4K mode only offered Wide at 60fps and Wide and Superview at 30fps, the Hero8 offers Wide (16-34mm) and Linear (19-39mm) at 60fps and SuperView (16mm), Wide and Linear at 30fps. Starting at 2.7K/60, you also get a new Narrow (27mm) angle.
-The GoPro Hero 8 camera has Hypersmooth and Hypersmooth 2.0 is far greater than the GoPro Hero 7 Hypersmooth
-Those who do not have time to edit Decased GoPro footage using Reel Steady and still get phenomenal results from Hypersmooth 2.0
-The GPH8 also offers many automated ground features such as TimeWarp 2.0 to stop and start time lapse videos
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Do you recommend building a Naked GoPro drone?
-Not unless you are a serious electrical soldering DIY guy with lots of experience. The average person with this level of experience takes them 1-2 weeks to complete the build if they work on it daily in their spare time. Total build time ranges from 4 - 10 hours depending on experience and tools. You will need professional soldering experience for the ultra thin 18-24 AWG wiring onto the smallest new AIO (All In One) flight controllers. Just doing the research to get the parts takes time and not all builds are meant for beginners so selecting the correct Naked GoPro build platform in crucial. For example the inverted frame and motors of the Umma95 design does not allow you to tilt the naked GoPro camera and has a camera sensor cable that is very susceptible to breaking connectors rendering the entire camera motherboard useless. Be very wearing of 30 minute build videos on the internet. Please note: that if the average build from an experienced drone builder is 1-2 weeks then you can see how it could take a full month for a complete newbie to undertake this endeavor on his own. The CinéStar build is perfect for those that love flying first and foremost to the rather frustrating task of building drones. According to a recent 2019 pole, it reports that of the total current population of drone-only hobbyists (DJI & FPV), only 2% of them are proficient with soldering and building
- Sensor: JAE WP27D-P040VA3-R15000
- USB: JAE WP25D-P028VA1-R8000
- REC button / GPS: JAE WP21-S020VA1-R8000
- MODE button / touchscreen: JAE WP21-S030VA1-R8000
- Font LCD: Hirose BM20B(0.6)-10DS-0.4V
- Battery: Hirose DF57H-4P-1.2V
- Microphones: JAE WP21-S010VA1-R8000