Do you own a GoPro camera and want to know what quadcopters will go with it? If so, this article is for you. I created this guide because a lot of people are searching for the best GoPro quadcopters.
Today, most RC drones come with cameras already attached (like the X5C or Phantom 4). However, some, like the Solo Smart Drone, do not. Below, I’ll show you all the quadcopter models that can have a GoPro camera attached to them. Let’s get started!
3DR Solo Smart Drone
If you have a GoPro and need something to fly it with, the 3DR Solo Smart Drone is my first choice. It’s surprisingly cheap for value it offers. There’s a reason they call it a “smart drone”. It has the capability of following you autonomously. You can also program the drone to fly a specific route and capture aerial footage at the same time.
This ability to program the 3DR Solo Smart Drone makes it unique and valuable. There’s also “Selfie Mode” in which the drone will take the perfect aerial selfie of you! There’s a gimbal attached to the bottom of the drone.
This is where the GoPro sits. The drone is relatively stable in the air, offers 20+ minutes of flight time, and doesn’t take long to charge. It’s one of the GoPro drones on the market today.
Next on our list is the Ionic Stratus. With a “return-to-home” feature, headless mode, and more, it’s one of the best choices for GoPro flyers. The quadcopter is built with a sophisticated 6-axis gyro system. Basically, this means that the drone is capable of being quite stable in the air.
The Stratus is capable of single-button flips. If you’re a beginner flyer, this can make you look like a pro, even if you’re not that experienced yet.
The best quadcopter for GoPro should have an attachment for the camera itself, which is exactly what the Ionic Stratus offers. While it’s not invincible, this model is durable. Overall, I think most flyers will be satisfied with it.
One feature that makes the Syma X8G stand out from the rest is its Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) System. What does this symptom do? In a nutshell, it makes the drone much easier to fly out of the box. Without this feature, newbie flyers might find it difficult to maneuver the drone. This GoPro quadcopter has a 6-axis gryo, 3D lock, and more.
There’s even a feature that allows you to perform 360-degree flips at the push of a button! Unlike the other models on this list, the Syma X8G does come with a camera.
However, you can quickly and easily replace it with your GoPro. Finally, the props are covered by blade protector that will help keep them intact in case you crash. This will save you money on propellers, which is an indirect benefit of buying this drone.
The MJX X102H comes with colorful flashing lights which, while cool and attractive, serve a secondary purpose of allowing you to fly at night. So, even if you’re flying your drone from a long distance away, you should still be able to see it.
As one of the best GoPro drones out there, the X102H has strong motors that deliver superior force. You can easily attach your GoPro to the quadcopter via the specialized gimbal that’s attached underneath. Once attached, you can fly in one of two flight modes: high speed and low speed.
The low-speed setting is designed for beginners, while the high-speed setting is designed for experienced flyers who want to push the limits of their drone. If you’re looking for a quality quadcopter for your GoPro that doesn’t break the bank, then the MJX X102H is the model to for you.
Dracon Blue Bugs Brushless Drone
The Dracon Blue Bugs Brushless Drone is an impressive model for its price range. First off, it has a flight time of about 18 minutes, which is amazing. That’s on par with some of the higher-end drones on the market. Secondly, it has a range of about 500 meters, which should be more than enough for the average flyer.
As with all the models on this list, there’s a slot for your GoPro camera. Just attach the GoPro to the drone’s gimbal and you’re ready to go.
Perhaps the drone’s best feature is its Smart Remote Control Alarm Function. What does it do? Basically, the transmitter will “buzz” whenever the drone is getting low on battery. This will allow you to return your drone back to home base before the battery completely dies.
3DR IRIS+ Quadcopter
Of all the drones on this list, the 3DR Iris+ holds a special place in my heart. That’s because it was the first GoPro drone I ever owned. Granted, I owned many other drones before this one, but this was the first that came with GoPro support.
It has a flight time of about 20 minutes. This can be slightly more or less depending on where you’re flying. The drone’s payload capability is about 400 grams, which is enough for an action camera. The bright LED lights on all sides of the drone make it easy to fly at night or from far distances.
This is an RTF drone, meaning, it comes “ready-to-fly” straight out the box. The design isn’t anything special, which is fine for some people. I really enjoy the drone’s “Follow Me” mode which allows the drone to autonomously follow you without you having to control it via the transmitter.
Dayan Anser High-Speed Brushless Quadcopter
The final GoPro quadcopter that we’re going to talk about is the Dayan Anser High-Speed Brushless Quadcopter. The “brushless” in its name comes from the fact that it’s equipped with brushless motors.
For anyone who doesn’t know, there are two types of RC motors: brushes and brushless. Brushless motors are better since they last longer. Another reason why I like this GoPro-compatible model is that it offers an impressive 19 minutes of flying time.
That’s made possible by the drone’s 7.4V 1800mAh Li-Po battery. With a flight control distance of 500 meters, responsive controls, and a nice design, it’s a solid pick in my opinion.
Note, it supports all types of sports cameras- not just GoPro cameras. So, if you’ve got a Xiamoi or Xiaoyi action camera (which aren’t included by the way), then you can use these on your drone as well.
I’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible. If/when new GoPro drones come out on the market, I’ll be sure to add them to this list (if they’re actually good). With that said, is there anything I missed? If so, I’d love to know (just leave a comment below). As always, good luck and fly safe.