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The flight of the Hexacopter. A new look at the Brindabellas.

By johnboy - 29 August 2011 36

AP_OZ has been out in the Brindabellas shooting dazzling video with his shiny new Scarab Hexacopter.

Just stunning.

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The flight of the Hexacopter. A new look at the Brindabellas.
Disinformation 4:19 pm 29 Aug 11

It’s actually already being done. Quite a few even more serious octacopters have been lugging full frame 1080p DSLR’s over surfing competitions, swimsuit shoots and incidental oportunities in various hotspots in the middle east (Although you might not find them on youtube just yet). They’re being flown with increasingly impressive autonomous software and when dynamically controlled, can accomplish interesting manouvers like flying through small gaps sideways. Multi bladed helicopters are one of the forefronts of multi use cheap, effective remote control platforms. They’re much more efficient for inspections of things like high voltage wiring than 5 guys operating a lift truck. I can’t wait to see what else people put them to. They’ll only get cheaper and better..

Jivrashia 4:03 pm 29 Aug 11

I’ve always thought that the typical helicopter flyover shots were a bit rough in documentaries.

Once the documentary producers around the world get wind of Hexacopter we are going to get some excellent documentaries with great flyovers for minimum budget.

Mr Gillespie 3:55 pm 29 Aug 11

Deref: Here here

Deref 3:04 pm 29 Aug 11

If you mute the horrible soundtrack it’s an awesome video.

dvaey 2:44 pm 29 Aug 11

trevar said :

I want a picture of the hexacopter!

Try http://www.hexacopter.com

trevar 2:39 pm 29 Aug 11

I want a picture of the hexacopter!

AP_OZ 1:23 pm 29 Aug 11

Thanks. I have quite a few different cameras & lenses. For this video I used the following;

1. Canon 600D with a EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens.
2. Go-Pro hero 1080P.
3. Sony PM5K (mainly as a backup)

Gungahlin Al 1:19 pm 29 Aug 11

Nice.

Disinformation 1:17 pm 29 Aug 11

Looks like a Go Pro HD.
Nice work AP_Oz.
When technology eliminates the rolling shutter effect, they’ll be outstanding. Keep it up! (Specially when flying over roads)

Okwhatever 1:10 pm 29 Aug 11

nexus6 said :

very cool, what sort of camera do you use?

That looks like a GoPro Hero HD if I’m not mistaken.

nexus6 1:10 pm 29 Aug 11

right i should have watched the end titles

nexus6 12:58 pm 29 Aug 11

very cool, what sort of camera do you use?

AP_OZ 12:31 pm 29 Aug 11

basketcase said :

Brilliant, but I have trouble getting my head round the “775 kva” motors, that’s like 600hp

Anyway, it flies, love it

Sorry that’s a typo – it should ready 775kv which is an indication of RPM per volt.

basketcase 12:00 pm 29 Aug 11

Brilliant, but I have trouble getting my head round the “775 kva” motors, that’s like 600hp

Anyway, it flies, love it

Snarky 11:27 am 29 Aug 11

Damn – I so badly want one of those things!

Brilliant video!

🙂

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