GoPro Producing Drones

Company plans to start production of multirotor helicopters for consumers in 2015.

GoPro Inc is beginning production of its own drones after financial success this year when sales increased $130 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The drone is an unmanned aircraft in a light helicopter equipped with GoPro-cameras and controlled from a tablet computer or smartphone with a help of an app. To expand the area of usage of their multirotor helicopters (currently U.S. regulators allow non-commercial use), the company joined Small UAV Coalition, which fights against limitation on aerial photography.

It is expected that the drones will cost between $500 and $1,000, other products that are lower in price than the multirotors are DJI, Parrot and 3D Robotics, which use GoPro’s features as fitting elements.

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