The gear we packed into our payload Gopro hero5 black
GoPro’s latest action camera offers a full-colour LCD touch screen, voice activation, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, plus video stabilisation, all in a sealed unit, waterproof to 33 feet (10m). It shoots 4K video at 30fps, captures 1080p slomo at 120fps, and it takes 12MP stills.
Kaiser Baas X4
The new Kaiser Baas camera offers 4K 30fps video, 1080p 120fps slo-mo and 12MP stills. It also features electronic video stabilisation, plus Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control. The unit comes with a separate case that’s waterproof to 131 feet (40m).
SpyTec STI GL 300
This real-time GPS tracker is a quadband GSM device with a two-week battery life that provides a track of its own location accurate to 15 feet (4.6m). It operates via the SpyTec GPS Tracking website, and you’ll need to sign up to a tracking plan for $24.95 (around £19) per month.
ext ernal Batt ery Packs
To keep our cameras shooting for the duration of the flight, we used two external battery packs: a Kodak Portable Charger Power Bank (£12.99 from Maplin) and a GP FN02M PowerBank (£4.50 from Maplin). Both units are rated at 2600mAh capacity, and add little weight to the payload.