Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:18 am

Im looking to at some point buy one to take "stills" of houses from above. I dont know anything about flying these or options to look for but I know id like to see from the ground what im taking a pic of and i need to easiest for a novice to use... if anyone has insight, suggestions, experience, recommendations im ALLLL EARS! :cry:
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:34 am

Doug, the Chinese make really good ones with stolen tech from Sikorsky and NASA. ;)
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:47 am

Doug, I've played with some drone like planes and copters. First question. What's your budget?
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:27 pm

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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:07 pm

Budget is not a lot, im going to be borrowing the money to do this frankly... it would be nice to keep it under $1k total.
Im just trying to learn all i can before doing something stupid (i always wish folks getting into coal learned here first before making rash decisions on SS liners and stoves that simply suck :lol: ) ... just thought incase anyone here had some experience id ask.

Thanks guys
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:09 pm

I was thinking homemade hot air balloon, I just don't know where dc would get the hot air :P , just kidding :lol:

How much will the wireless camera weigh?
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:13 pm

Is it possible you've stumbled onto a couple inspection services for a small fee as well?!!
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:19 pm

If you already know how to fly an radio controlled plane or helicopter it makes things much easier and cheaper. Flying them in a controlled fashion is the hardest part. If you want a gyroscopically stabilized quad copter, the price tag goes up but can be less than a grand as long as you keep the copter line of sight.
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:53 pm

a friend of mine locally here does it with a blimp. drones are cool too.

http://www.amazingaerialphotos.com/

Unrelated to above. just a link. They are fun. Another friend has some of the quad copters, they are very quick and maneuverable.
Heres a drone camera equipped.
http://www.helipal.com/storm-drone-6-gp ... Mgodn2AAYw
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:23 pm

Hmm, I really like the Phantom Vision flyer. I could spy on so many things! :)
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: D-frost On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:24 pm

Doug,
I think 'Google Earth' has a program that does that. I'm sure NSA has one!!!!
Cheers
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:04 pm

Check your state and local laws before spending the money. Be sure to check the latest federal laws also.

Changes to laws governing the use of 'drones' or remote control airplanes/helicopters, especially camera equipped ones are changing on a daily basis.

Too many complaints from people that are being spied upon by their neighbors.
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Re: Experience with Heli/Drones for Photo's?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:32 pm

michaelanthony wrote:I was thinking homemade hot air balloon, I just don't know where dc would get the hot air :P , just kidding :lol:

How much will the wireless camera weigh?



You beat me to it. A balloon on a line would be a lot cheaper than a drone and would serve the purpose. However it's wiz bang factor is low.
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