The ever-popular Flying platforms are proving to have a multitude of applications in leisure, academia and industry. From home hobbyists looking to tinker in their DIY workshop to educational institutions utilising these flying robots as part of their syllabuses. In industry, the flying camera platform is proving extremely useful for a range of aerial cinematography applications including surveying ground from altitude, photography and aerial inspections. Initially spearheaded by the military, the flying camera platform has quickly broken into mainstream robotics and is a product we are proud to offer at Active Robots.
The Quadcopter kit is an affordable solution for those customers who require a means of surveying the landscape from altitude. Prior to the introduction of the flying camera platform the methods for aerial cinematography were prohibitively expensive - requiring chartering of helicopters, jets or utilising equipment such as a balloon - both manned and unmanned - which were often lacking in the stability required to capture the perfect images. With the advent of flying robots, it is now within the reach of the general public to take to the sky. For customers interested in the ELEV-8 kits we have available at Active Robots you will benefit from unrivalled in-flight control and stability meaning that you can focus your attention on achieving the best images during your flights. As there are no fixed wings on the quadcopter flying camera platform, all of the lift is provided by 4 fixed-pitch blades. Once in flight, the platform is controlled by adjusting the relative speed of each rotor thus achieving the desired lift, speed and trajectory in an extremely controlled manner meaning that even a novice to flying robots will be comfortable flying the ELEV-8 after only a short time.