Sample Aerial Videos by Aerobot Services

  1. This video is used on Aerobot Services's website at aerobotservices.com. It is "framed in" as a "media mash-up" to showcase "videography" capabilities. It attempts to portray our service and skill accomplishments to date. ABS's core competencies target aerial video/imaging, aerial surveying, and virtual tour creations. We operate small UAV's with varying sensors to capture aerial media.

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  2. In the heart of Horse Country...
    * Five 4-board double fenced paddocks and Run-Ins
    * 9 stall barn with apartment above
    * Oversized 3 car garage, workshop and kennels
    * Main Residence with 4 bedrooms and 3+ baths
    * Guest/Caretaker Cottage

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  3. To support a growing local interest in radio tower and other types of aerial inspections using our drones, we conducted several flight test on a 200 foot radio tower. We wanted to find out and document whether or not we could use our drones and expertise to safely produce high quality image captures of aerial targets. The tower in this video is conveniently located on a private 300 acre plot of farm land on which we access and have been working with the farm owner over the past year conducting aerial mapping flights and producing NDVI imagery for his 2015 wheat and tobacco crop seasons. We have learned a lot about crops and farming and in working with the farm owner, he has learned a lot about how this new technology might be of future benefit.

    The video is a mix of the edited low-resolution flight camera footage with some actual HD snapshots taken during the flight. The full sized image files are a little crisper than those displayed in the video. Also, now that we feel somewhat comfortable with maintaining control while maneuvering an operational tower, we can produce higher quality captures (if required) with full-zoom captures and maneuvering closer to the targets. We will also test captures with our much larger sensor (and more expensive) camera's.

    Technical Details:
    For this demo we used a custom built 3DR y6, APM FC, gimbal mounted HD camera with pitch, shutter and zoom control while downlinking its real-time video. Once the UAV is positioned to begin image captures, the pilot can maneuver around the target while framing, zooming, and snapping pictures. He can also toggle between the FPV camera to monitor telemetry and the HD camera for precise framing.

    A second pilot (and VO (visual observer) monitors the mission on the laptop, checks flight health stats and uses binoculars for visual observation during close-up maneuvering around the tower.

    To adequately rely on a "failsafe" or manually activated RTL (return to home) execution (because of a frequency collisions with the tower's various transmitters), we set the RTL altitude well above the height of the tower. This will force the UAV to rise above the tower before returning to home (just in case the UAV is blocked by the tower during a malfunction or failsafe event). Fortunately we have not experienced any frequency issues so far, but have already worked through our SOP's for each anticipated malfunction.

    We also are cautious not to fly directly and close above the tower cage. For "down captures" we stay at an oblique angle, in case a malfunction cause a loss of altitude and the UAV gets stuck on the top of the tower. Such a recovery could be very costly and might inflict damage to the tower's operations. Not good!

    Well, we hope that this has been a useful video for those who either are interested in developing or perfecting their drone services or for those who might be interested in testing the viability of this type of "drone inspection" service.

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Sample Aerial Videos by Aerobot Services

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Here are a few select aerial videos that we have produced over the last few years.
Hope you enjoy and please drop us a line if you have any questions or may be interested in one or more of our aerial services.

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