Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:06PM
Hello guys, wanted to share with you some of the work i've been doing with a Helicam we built with a friend and partner, hope you like them.
Posted Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:29PM
Posted Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:44PM
Yup, it has quite his range, my friend the pilot he is also very good at driving that thing... hehe we have had quite the scares, but always cool.
Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:02AM
That is seriously cool. The drones are starting to pop up everywhere. I'm curious as to the camera you used and the total cost of your setup?
Are there restrictions in your country for flying such a device?
I have seen a good number of the helicam's ranging from low end to quite robust. This month's Popular Photography magazine featured a centerfold showing the drone copters. Beginner unit was $300. Intermediate $700. And highly advanced ranged from $9,000 - $25,000!
This is definitely something I want to do in the not too distant future. We had quite a good number of radio controlled craft flying on a nearby beach embankment but this was stopped due to inherent dangers to the general public. I had read somewhere that operating such a craft required a $1,000,000 insurance policy.
So this is likely something I would not do in a very public place but the perspective is amazing.
Love the 2nd video you produced. Great shots and vibe.
Would love to hear more about any problems you might have faced. Crashes, damages, unforeseen encounters or expense?
Looking forward to more video from your craft! The night shots are super cool. I loved how the helicopter is lit in the bright LEDs. I'm curious to hear what people's reactions are when they see it flying in the sky.
Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:17PM
Yes man, some crashes were involved in the process, but we learned from them, my friend and partner has over 10+ years of experience in flying RC so its something that it is definetly not easy, specially whe you have a single rotor, multi rotors are different, but tricky as well. Basicaly it's just not the equipment but a series of combined efforts into a shot. I would like to grow into an international aerial production company, do you know how is the best way to do this in the Americas.