[Lab] aerial photography
darcy at siteware.com
Thu Jun 2 11:28:34 EDT 2011
Thanks for the note. I may have found it at
http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKBLIMPKIT but it
Interesting. I never thought of a blimp. It might not have as much load
carrying capacity but it might be something to keep my eye on as an idea to
solve this problem.
On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> I think this would be a good project to get into this sort of robotics.
>> Any ideas where to start?
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