[Lab] aerial photography

Tom Burns tom.i.burns at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 11:24:43 EDT 2011

I believe there is a cheap project for sale on the make store for an
autonomous blimp including camera.  You'd have to google to find the name.
 Not as versatile as a helicopter but way simpler.

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

> I want to take pictures of Squirrel model airplanes while they are flying
> but from above. Also some dolly shots from behind the plane while it's
> flying.
> Anybody have a helicopter that can carry a camera? If not, I'm game to make
> a helicopter. If I do this, I'd like to make it autonomous. Perhaps to
> follow a beacon mounted on the plane. I guess, I'd need to be able to tell
> the copter to return if it follows the Squirrel into trouble. I suppose a
> second beacon could be used (or the machine could remember it's starting
> point).
> I think this would be a good project to get into this sort of robotics.
> Any ideas where to start?
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