RunRyder RC
 1 page 669 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterAerial Photography and Video › recommend airframe for video transmission
04-24-2013 08:04 PM  5 years agoPost 1



My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm considering putting together a helicopter to demonstrate overhead video transmission of APBA Inboard hydroplane racing. basically the heli could hover in the center of the course which is generally either 1 mile or 1 1/4 miles. The overhead perspective is a great angle to view these races. What would be a good helicopter for this sort of use? I have a 500mW transmitter on 900Mhz and do hold a radio license. This system has worked great when tested in an electric glider at ranges beyond what we'd be using for boat racing.

So I'm looking for input on an airframe and power source. Would I presume gas since we'd probably want up to 30 minute flight time? What about a GPS or other type of navigation equipment to hold it in position is 3 dimensions? Finally, what is a good tilt/pan system that won;t break the bank. This will not be a money making project so it's all out of my pocket.

05-01-2013 01:22 AM  5 years agoPost 2


Wolcott, Colorado

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Be prepared to spend some money!

05-01-2013 03:56 PM  5 years agoPost 3


Arlington, VA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

So the platform I fly looks like it has the requirements you want. Bergen Observer gasser with DJI Naza H GPS. The Naza handles the heavy Bergen well and keeps it in a meter square and is sub $500. The standard camera gimbal is only 2 axis, but for static shots is fine, even for moving shots 2 axis is acceptable. I know Chris has worked with clients to mount a PhotoshipOne 3 axis gimbal (that is for sale in Hawaii I believe) The gimbal will handle 8 pounds but the heli will lift 12 if I recall. I burn about an oz of gas per minute in a hover.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
 1 page 669 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterAerial Photography and Video › recommend airframe for video transmission
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 2  Topic Subscribe

Tuesday, December 11 - 11:36 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

The RC discussion world needs to consolidate. RR is now one choice for that. Its software is cutting edge. It hosts on-topic advertising. Help RR increase traffic buy making suggestions, posting in RR's new areas (sites) and by spreading the word.

The RunRyder Difference

• Category system to allow Rep/Vendor postings.
• Classifieds with sold (hidden) category.
• Classifieds with separate view new.
• Answer PMs offsite via email reply.
• Member gallery photos with advanced scripting.
• Gallery photo viewer integrated into postings.
• Highly refined search with advanced back end.
• Hosts its own high end fast response servers.
• Hosts thousands of HD event coverage videos.
• Rewrote entire code base with latest technology.
• No off-topic (annoying) click bait advertising.
Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online