GoPro KARMA Drone Tutorial: How To Get Started

Unboxing, Setting Up and Getting Started with Your GoPro Karma Drone.
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This video shows you how to set up and start using your GoPro Karma drone with a HERO 7 BLACK, HERO 6, HERO 5, or HERO 4 camera so you can get out there and start flying!

This video includes:
0:37 Unboxing the GoPro Karma
1:38 Setting Up The Drone
1:40 Charging the Batteries
3:55 Attaching the Propellers
5:21 Removing camera from the Stabilizer/Harness
6:15 Removing the Stabilizer from the Drone
7:06 Setting up the Karma Controller
8:25 Updating Firmware
10:23 Using the Flight Simulator
11:03 Packing Up
11:56 Your First Flight

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Jordan Hetrick

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43 Replies to “GoPro KARMA Drone Tutorial: How To Get Started”

  1. hammer slammer

    I received one of these as a gift for Christmas. Finally had a nice day to try it out. Had some supervision from a friend that is obsessed with these kind of things. We went around the yard a few times was kind of thinking maybe these things are all they are cracked up to be.
    On the third auto land about 6ft from the spot it just took off and ran into a shed about 100ft away! It's about 26ft tall and it hit right on the peak. Hit the ground in pieces… kinda scary and glad it didn't hit anyone!
    Has anybody ever heard of this happening? I dont have anyway of proving it and dont know if should complain to the company or if this is just a one of those lesson learned things…

  2. Jeff O

    Great video, thank you for making this. I'm new to the Drone world but bought the Karma as my first and love it! I'd like to know how to change the date and also wondering, when you play the video
    captured, thru the "Quik" software, you can add Gauges to the screen and it shows "FT" and "Elevation Gain". Is the "FT" based on the altitude from sea level and the elevation gain is the altitude from where the drone took off".

  3. 2bsure

    Just back in after first flight with the Karma. I have had it a few weeks after getting it for an offer I could not refuse but with work shifts did not have time to use it. I took it out today with my DJI Spark. Did a flight with Sparky which was as always then fired up the Karma. Awesome flight, it was off like a rocket and flew so smooth. I was gonna sell it and get a Mavic but after that few minutes flight I think I will keep it.

  4. Meat Grinder

    I know this was some time ago but im looking to buy one, i heard the karma has been known to just fly away, is that true? Also if there was multiple people flying drones in same area would their controller take over mine by mistake? I know dji is better i hear but i also am buying the gopro 6 so it only makes sense to buy karma. I just want to make sure i dont lose it

  5. Zarah

    Bought your books on Hero6 and the Karma Drone since I got the bundle. Really enjoy your clear and simple explanation videos. This is my first Drone and GoPro or POV for that matter. Thank you for making things so much easier and fun for us newbs. 🙂
    Come to think of it, your vids is what allowed me to feel comfortable in jumping into the bundle.

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