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Remote Flight Considerations
Below our chief our chief pilot will touch base on various subjects.
The remote aircraft is relatively small total weight usually averages about 10 lbs and is about an average size of 3 feet across and 2 feet tall. It can be used for all kinds of aerial missions including but not limited to, aerial photography, aerial video, surveillance, search and rescue, thermal imaging, 3D rendering, panoramic aerial photography, 360 degree panoramas, showing the future view of buildings not yet made and more. The drone must always stay within line of sight of the pilot and stay clear of obstacles such as power lines, trees, buildings, radio or high frequency broadcast sites and any other hazards to flight. Typically shots are best accomplished with the pilot standing at a point behind the aircraft with the camera facing the same direction for normal orientation, although any orientation is possible. The aircraft is battery operated and has a 5-10 minute flight time before landing is needed to change batteries and fly again as needed. A clear take off area is required for safety. Live video monitors provide live view for still photos or video while in flight. All media is recorded on board. We don't fly in the rain or heavy snow and cant allow sand or dust to enter the system. Optimum wind conditions are ideal under 10 MPH. We can operate day or night. Can perform basically any aerial related task with mission planning.
The main advantage is a creative and unique one. The close range aerial filming via our radio controlled drone multirotor can access places full sized manned aircraft can not. Producing shots not possible with traditional manned aircraft. The small size and light weight aircraft allows us to fly closer to subjects with a low noise/wind impact in the surrounding environment. Many times our aircraft go unnoticed. Except at night. Can you say UFO? Our aircraft a brightly lit for night ops.
Dusty conditions are active precipitation and or winds in excess are also considerations. Taking off at a dusty work site for example the copter can blow a large amount of dust into the air some can get into the camera and ruin the shot. Sand as well. If your location has any of these hazards please let us know. We will have to make arrangements for a water down of the site and or use of a landing platform or alternate take off area. If your site is dusty or in an active work zone or is for one reason or another un safe to take off and land in then we will try and fly from an adjacent area near by if safety permits.
Urban 360 Panoramic Photos in New York and other cities are often take from the roof top of an existing building on site, or taken from an adjacent roof top if access is granted. If the site is undeveloped then we will consider to take off and land from the site it self, or if there is a hazard adjacent to the site. Again we have seen dusty roof tops that pose potential dust into our camera. Best advice is to inspect the site first and make any needed changes.
Remote Aerial Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do you do this?
Q: What on earth is a multicopter, hexacopter or a drone?
kind of cameras work for aerial media? How much can the helicopter lift?
Supported Cameras For Productions on a 3 axis gyro stabilized dual operator gimbal
Q: Does the shoot come with the camera
Q. Camera pan, tilt and roll. How
is it accomplished? How many operators?
Single operator set up:
Dual operator set up:
Q: How high can the remote helicopter drone fly? How far?
Q: What if the weather is bad the
day of my shoot?
Q: Is the remote helicopter gas or
Q: What do you need to recharge
Q. Do you offer in house video and
Q. Is the camera system smooth
Q Do you have insurance coverage?
Q: How long does it take you to set up
at each flight location?
Q: How do you get flight information,