Essex Ham Quadcopter Camera

Essex Ham has recently started making use of a quadcopter fitted with an HD camera for taking overhead images and video from field events. We’ve had some interest from many of you asking for more information.

The drone we’re using is surprisingly low-cost – priced at under £40, and for the price, takes some decent shots. The model is a Syma X5C

Syma X5C Quadcopter
Syma X5C Quadcopter

This is a 4 channel, 6 axis gyro quadcopter, with the following spec:

  • Radio Frequency: 2.4G
  • Camera: 2 million pixels
  • Supplied with a 2G micro SD card
  • Battery for Quadcopter: 3.7V 500mAh Li-poly
  • Charging Time: About 90 mins
  • Flying time: About 7 minutes
  • Controlling Distance: About 50 meters
  • Aircraft Dimensions: 380 x 380 x 80mm
  • Aircraft Weight: 104g with battery
Syma X5C Availability – Approx £40 – See Syma X5C Quadcopter at Amazon
Pete M0PSX flying the Essex Ham Quadcopter
Pete M0PSX flying the Essex Ham Quadcopter (Pic courtesy of Charlie M0PZT)

Aerial Images from the Quad

Aerial view of GB1STG, Galleywood Common - April 2015
Aerial view of GB1STG, Galleywood Common – April 2015
Aerial view of GB1STG, Galleywood Common - April 2015
Aerial view of GB1STG, Galleywood Common – April 2015
Aerial view of Maldon Park Field Day - April 2015
Aerial view of Maldon Park Field Day – April 2015

Aerial Video from the Quad

Featured in our video montage from GB1STG St George’s Day 2015:

Further pics and video clips will appear here shortly.

2 Comments

  1. Avatar Rob Montier 29 November 2016 Reply
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