Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member donheff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tricross Comp
    Posts
    1,230
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Biking video from a servo controlled plane

    Cool video of a kid tracking his dad on a mountain bike through a servo controlled camera on a remote controlled model plane:

    http://vimeo.com/28556591
    Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson

  2. #2
    I need speed AzTallRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
    Posts
    5,445
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here is another approach: a camera equipped Hexacopter in "follow-me" mode, automatically tracking a cyclist and then a jogger. I won't be surprised if we start seeing coverage of pro races using Hexacopters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pLuZzNYdRg
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

  3. #3
    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
    Posts
    6,931
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Here is another approach: a camera equipped Hexacopter in "follow-me" mode, automatically tracking a cyclist and then a jogger. I won't be surprised if we start seeing coverage of pro races using Hexacopters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pLuZzNYdRg
    It's a heck of a lot safer then some idiot in a car or on a motorcycle running down the riders, because he thought the shot was more important then the actual race.

    For commercial use though, I see a few issues:

    1) the cameras are a lot bigger and heavier, so the aircraft would need to be as well, but then they probably have a lot longer zoom range, so it may not be a big issue....
    2) You need an aircraft operator and a camera operator and they both need to be remote and you need to be able to get "live" video, which needs a lot of bandwidth.
    3) With heavier cameras and cameras that suck a lot of power, you need a lot of battery power and batteries add weight.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Rochester NY
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Here is another approach: a camera equipped Hexacopter in "follow-me" mode, automatically tracking a cyclist and then a jogger. I won't be surprised if we start seeing coverage of pro races using Hexacopters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pLuZzNYdRg
    I may be wrong, but I'm sure I saw remote size choppers in view during parts of last years Euro races. I remember my wife thinking the same thing at the time. Can't say for sure which races I saw them in. The Giro comes to mind for some reason.

    Other than the TDF I've yet to watch this year's stuff. I save them for winter trainer rides.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •