A: Maximum flying altitude is about 120 meters (360 feet) and a range of 250 meters (750 feet) in diameter from the pilot’s position. We can fly up to 3500 meters (10500 feet) above sea level.
Q: What cameras can be operated with AeroCamera gimbal?
A: We use DV and HD video cameras with wide angle adaptors if needed. For still photography we use digital and 35mm cameras. For motion film we have chose adequate 16mm cameras using 30 meters daylight film spools.
Q: Is it possible to monitor what camera is shooting during flight?
A: AeroCamera is equipped with wireless video-assists. The video signal is monitored in real time by the cameraman and the director.
Q: Can AeroCamera fly in interiors?
A: Yes, the location must have enough room for maneuvers.
Q: Can AeroCamera fly during nighttime?
A: Yes, it will soon be possible.
Q: What is the flying autonomy?
A: Average flying time is about 15-20 minutes. Refueling takes only two minutes.
Q: Can AeroCamera fly during rain or snow?
A: Flying is not possible in the rain but it is possible in dry snow. Foggy days only if visual contact is maintained.
Q: What is the maximum wind speed for secure flying?
A: Flying is possible up to 20 knots (approx. 30km/h.). Gusty winds produce unstable shots.
Q: Does AeroCamera have a zoom control?
A: Fixed focal distances are better; we normally use normal and wide angle lenses. For closer shots we fly near to the subject.
Q: : What about flying over crowded areas?
A: Flying over crowded areas is potentially dangerous; we avoid these kinds of maneuvers for safety reasons, except in already prepared scenes.
Q: How do you prepare for chase shots?
A: We use a moving car where the AeroCamera´s pilot controls the flying path following the subject.
Q: What permits are required for flying the AeroCamera?