[Lab] aerial photography
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Thu Jun 2 13:13:57 EDT 2011
On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 12:59:46PM -0400, Darcy Whyte wrote:
> 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.
Good point! Hadn't thought of that. :)
> 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
> > 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?
> > 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:
> > http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=8439028@N07&q=kap
> > Local photographer Rob Huntley:
> > http://www.flickr.com/groups/kiteaerialphotography/pool/with/2911311023/
> > http://www.robhuntley.ca/
> > 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
slainte mhath, RGB
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