Over the past few years Taiwanese manufacture DJI have made a name for themselves as the company to go to for easy to fly, powerful quadcopters. There success though has drawn in rival firms, and with quads like the Wltoys V303 Seeker, DJI have some worthy competition.
For the past few years DJI were the company to look for if you wanted a powerful quadcopter for a spot of ammeter aerial photography. Their Phantom quadcopter is now often used by professional photographers and even movie makers, and action sports are often filmed with DJI quads.
A quadcopter offers a stable platform to mount an action style camera, such as a GoPro, and allows anyone to make amazing aerial footage that would once require $10,000’s, a movie camera and full size helicopter.
Quadcopters are really taking off (pardon the pun) and with the success of DJI, Chinese manufactures are moving in to take their cut of the pie.
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Wltoys have been manufacturing radio control cars, planes and helicopters for years, and now have gone in to the ready to fly quad market, one of their 2014 GoPro ready models is the Wltoys V303 Seeker quadcopter.
The design and specification of the Wltoys V303 seeker are very close to the DJI Phantom. Powerful motors enable the V303 to stay stable in most conditions with a camera mounted beneath. A range of 500m means you can get some great shots from some serious altitude, and you don’t need to worry about loosing a signal as a built-in GPS will ensure the V303 will fly back to base if the connection is lost.
Watch the Wltoys V303 Seeker in action
Where as the DJI options cost from $500 to over $1000 the Wltoys V303 Seeker is available for just $340, making it the perfect entry quadcopter model for enthusiasts or even pros.
Are there any budding aerial photographers out there who have tried the Wltoys V303 Seeker quadcopter for themselves? We would love to hear just how easy it is to fly as we will soon be reviewing (and possibly crashing) one.