In this article you can watch two videos taken many months apart but showing how the same quadcopter records video using the Gopro with and without a gimbal
Below is one of my first F450 quadcopter videos with the Gopro Hero3+ mounted directly on the bottom plate using the adhesive mount.
This flight demonstrates well how well the onboard autopilot (APM2.6 in this instance) handles the windy conditions keeping the quadcopter very stable with no tuning whatsoever.
It’s worth noting that the flight mode used was Loiter for any part of the video that you see the copter hovering.
The below video has been filmed many months later with the quadcopter now being equiped with the FYG3 Ultra gimbal and gopro hero3+ black edition.
It was a gusty day with the wind being around 12-14mph according to BBC weather reports.
The actual footage is not that interesting as due to the public in the park I couldn’t do my planned flight. I hoped that on a cold Xmas Eve most people will be indoors.