[Lab] aerial photography
darcy at siteware.com
Thu Jun 2 12:59:46 EDT 2011
Kites are another cool idea!
But Squirrel planes fly best in little or no wind. In fact, I think I'll be
able to get the best videos in those conditions.
On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at tricolour.net>wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 11:19:59AM -0400, Darcy Whyte 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
> > 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
> > 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?
> The obvious one to me only because I've been exposed to a couple of
> "practitioners" is Kite Aerial Photography. There are several I can
> think of in the city...
> My friend Christian:
> Local photographer Rob Huntley:
> And another friend Eric Brackenbury, a jeweller who I know through the
> local Linux community who does photography and kite-surfing.
> Combine it with robotics if you like to get more predictable results...
> slainte mhath, RGB
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