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Quad copter for hire this weekend?

By RSPCA_Comms - 14 May 2013 12

Hi all,

We have not had much luck locating a quad copter/hexacopter type machine (and pilot) to take some footage at Million Paws Walk this Sunday 19 May – any suggestions from Rioters?

We would like to obtain about an hours worth of footage of the crowd at Stage 88 and the immediate surrounds, as well as some footage of the walk itself around the lake after it begins.

Ideally we are looking for an experienced pilot to minimise the risk of a crash-landing on someone’s head.

We’re expecting 10K+ attendees with 4000 dogs and we would like to record this event given the centenary. Apparently the Skywhale is not available…

TIA

RSPCA ACT

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Quad copter for hire this weekend?
Masquara 9:06 pm 15 May 13

If you can’t get a quadcopter, a camera affixed to a lightpole near the end of King’s Avenue Bridge would get footage of the entire walk! I’m sure you could get permission. Good luck with it.

NellyBean 2:37 pm 15 May 13

Swaggie said :

I’ll be rethinking my donation next time I see a collection for the RSPCA if you’re wasting money on gimmicky videos – just get a guy with a iphone on the bridges if you want a high shot or up a ladder any where for that matter.

wowser

Swaggie 11:17 am 15 May 13

I’ll be rethinking my donation next time I see a collection for the RSPCA if you’re wasting money on gimmicky videos – just get a guy with a iphone on the bridges if you want a high shot or up a ladder any where for that matter.

EvanJames 10:38 am 15 May 13

tuco said :

Sounds like a job for Skywhale!

Going by the last line of the RSPCA article above, they already tried that.

tuco 6:10 pm 14 May 13

Sounds like a job for Skywhale!

Pork Hunt 5:47 pm 14 May 13

Holden Caulfield said :

RSPCA_Comms said :

Thankfully, almost everyone does the right thing. As for the rest, the Poop Police will have their eyes peeled.

That’s good to hear.

It could have been worse for the Poop Police I guess, you could be asking them to keep their noses to the ground.

I just hope the poop doesn’t hit the fan…

Holden Caulfield 5:13 pm 14 May 13

RSPCA_Comms said :

Thankfully, almost everyone does the right thing. As for the rest, the Poop Police will have their eyes peeled.

That’s good to hear.

It could have been worse for the Poop Police I guess, you could be asking them to keep their noses to the ground.

RSPCA_Comms 4:05 pm 14 May 13

Holden Caulfield said :

“…4000 dogs…”

That’s a lot of crap that some owners won’t be picking up!

Thankfully, almost everyone does the right thing. As for the rest, the Poop Police will have their eyes peeled.

Thank you for the responses above, some interesting information.

Holden Caulfield 3:55 pm 14 May 13

“…4000 dogs…”

That’s a lot of crap that some owners won’t be picking up!

sien 3:31 pm 14 May 13

The guys at RC fiends fly around Canberra.

You could try and get in touch with them:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYBTVZmBH4bV5Ytman2fpMg

StrangeAttractor 3:16 pm 14 May 13

That’s probably because there’s varying interpretations on the legality of using quadcopters for profit.

The main interpretation is that if you are not using them for recreational or hobby purposes, then you must obtain a full pilot and helicopter license to legally fly a quatcopter, there are I think 2 operators around Canberra that fulfill these requirements, and they are quite expensive.

And there’s not a lot of clarity around flying them in First Person View even for recreational ues.

dazzab 3:13 pm 14 May 13

Here’s a list of companies certified to do aerial photography using UAVs.
http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_100959

Odds are CASA would consider this a commercial activity and therefore only a certified operator can legally do this. It’s very unlikely that any of them would accept the job though as it’s very dangerous, and against regulations, to fly over crowds. There are some exceptions but that requires special permission from CASA which is long drawn out process.

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