I started in the RC hobby in April 2010 when I bought for the first time a coaxial helicopter, an Ansmann airwolf. This poor machine had so much crashes that I had stopped to count them. The cost of these crashes exceeded by far the cost of a good RC flight simulator such as Phoenix. I recommend anybody new in the hobby to start with a flight simulator! After some trials with a T-Rex 450, I realized that CP Helicopters are quite dangerous for FPV and decided to switch to multirotors for FPV. While learning to fly FPV, I also discovered that FPV is a great tool for artistic creation by doing beautifull videos and photos.
Two month after, I started with a fixed picht helicopter, the Honey Bee FP v2 and in September 2010, I got my first CP helicopter, the T-Rex 250SE. At that time, I discovered that some people flew in First Person View (FPV) and decided I had to do it. I did two videos with the Honey Bee here and here, funny to see the progress I made since then!
After some trials with a T-Rex 450, I realized that CP Helicopters are quite dangerous for FPV and decided to switch to multirotors for FPV. While learning to fly FPV, I also discovered that FPV is a great tool for artistic creation by doing beautifull videos and photos.
I started with multicopters with the Gaui 300X when it was released. After a few months, I decided to move to more serious equipment and I found the Carbon Scarabs from multiwiicopter.com. These Scarabs are semi-pro type of aerial photography platforms. In April 2011, one year after I had touch my first heli, I came in touch with Quinton Marais, the owner at multiwiicopter who helped me and pushed me to improve my skills since then.
Today, I also continue to fly CP Helicopters but I decided to keep only one, the T-Rex 550. This is an amazing machine and it provides a very different pleasure and sensation compared to multirotors. From time to time I go out for some gentle 3D sessions, to let steam off. See here some T-Rex Flying filmed by Scarab...
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator, orpilot (in military UAVs called a Combat Systems Officer on UCAVs) on the ground or in another vehicle.
Aerial photography or videography is the taking of photographs or videos of the ground from an elevated position. The term usually refers to images in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Cameras may be hand held or mounted, and photographs may be taken by a photographer, triggered remotely or triggered automatically. Platforms for aerial photography include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, multirotor Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, poles,parachutes, and vehicle mounted poles. Aerial photography should not be confused with Air-to-Air Photography, when aircraft serve both as a photo platform and subject.