Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of cameras do you use for aerial footage?

We are currently flying a GoPro HD Hero 4 Black and a Hero 3+ Black.  1080p, 2.7k and 4k resolution.  We can pull stills out of the video for print use.

What kind of drones do you use?

We fly 3DR Solos and have 1 Phantom 2.  The Solo offers cinema style shots and is a very stable platform.  It has built-in programs making it easy to accomplish very complicated shots.

Does the shoot come with the camera included?

Yes.

How high can the remote helicopter drone fly? How far?

For safety and FAA regulations, we fly at a max altitude of 400 feet and a max horizontal distance of about 3,000 feet. If a chase vehicle is used this distance can be greatly increased to thousands of feet. It is very important the Quadcopter is always within line of sight.

Can the audio be used from the recording?

Not really.  The sound of the drone props is very prevalent on the audio.

What if the weather is bad the day of my shoot?

We will be glad to reschedule your shoot for another day subject to availability.  We will check the weather.

Is the remote helicopter gas or battery powered?

Clean, quiet, electric power. With a full charge, we can fly the drones for about 20 minutes on average. To fly again, battery reload time is about 2 minutes then we’re able to fly again. We have nine batteries.

What do you need to recharge batteries?

Two simple wall outlets 110 volts or a generator. Recharge time average 90 minutes. For large amounts of flying wall outlets are much preferred.

Do you offer in house video and photo editing?

Yes to both. For customers who want a complete aerial video package from A to Z we can handle that as well.

Is the video smooth or bouncy?

Extremely smooth!  Our quadcopter’s have the latest 3D gimbal

Do you have insurance coverage?

Yes. Third party liability personal and property.

Can you fly indoors?

Yes, we can fly indoors provided there is enough room for safe operation.

Can you operate at night?

At this point, no.

How long does it take you to set up at each flight location?

About 30 minutes.

How do you get flight information, GPS?

Our quadcopter is GPS-enabled with position hold. It can be programmed to run specific routes.

How close can you fly to subjects?

We can operate safely within about 10 feet of a subject in optimum location and wind conditions.

How much room do you need to land and take off for the Remote Helicopter?

A 10 foot by 10 foot flat hard surface is best.

Do you provide a live monitor? Can what the camera is shooting be seen in real time?

Yes, we can provide a monitor for you to look at what is being shot.

What is the maximum wind speed you can fly in?

We have operated successfully in 20 MPH winds but that is pushing it to the max. We recommended always filming in less than 10-14 MPH winds.

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