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Will a F550 carry a NEX?

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by Mactab, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Mactab

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    Hi all In my efforts to work out a system for aerial still photography I am getting conflicting answers in regards to the 550.
    Some say its a not possible to use a NEX camera on the 550 due to weight whilst other sites are selling gimbals specifically for the NEX and the 550.
    I need real life users please to say yes or no.
    I would be happy to use a sony RX100 instead btw
    Cheers
     
  2. Uncle Meat

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    What does the Nex + Gimbal + GCU = Weight?

    The max takeoff weight for a STOCK F550 using the original 30A ESC's and 2212 motors is 2400 grams. You can convert a 550 to handle more weight by adding extended arms and different motors. Need to know how much all your camera equipment weights first before making a recommendation.

    U.M.
     
  3. WReimer

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    OK, definitive answer. I have a 550, and I have a NEX 7. With the stock propulsion and NOTHING extra on the 550, it would get airborne on 3S...barely. Much better on 4S, but not much flight time.

    With the E-300 tuned propulsion system and 4S it is significantly better...now it just feels like a flying Winnebago. It WILL fly a NEX...it WON"T fly a NEX well. It's not a big enough airframe to carry it safely. Yes they sell gimbals for it, but it's not their $1000 camera they're hanging from them, you know?

    It depends on your risk tolerance. Mine is not high enough to risk the camera, yours may be.
     
  4. ElGuano

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    Great to know WR. Can you let us know the AUW you're working with running the e300 and 4s?
     
  5. Mactab

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    Thank you for your replies.That has answered my question. Basically a NEX is too heavy for the 550 and adding a gimbal makes it even more so. Really didnt want to step up to an S800 at this time.
    Back to Sony RX100 which is considerably lighter.
    cheers
     
  6. Fink

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    Hey Mactab,

    You should check out the S900 if an S1000 is still out of your price range. I went with the S1000 over the S900 just given how new the S900 is, but the S900 is made for the Z15 and lighter cameras, such as the NEX.

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