Time-lapse aerial shot

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  1. alex ryan

    alex ryan Member

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    So I've got a job coming up in a couple of weeks. we're doing a bunch of aerial stuff and the client asked if it would be possible to do a tracking time-lapse shot from the sky. I thought one way I could do this would be to fly in GPS with the velocity clamp all the way to its lowest position then fly until my batteries are getting low, set a new home point, come back, land, change batteries and then send it back to that new home position and continue the shot, but then I realised you can't set a new home point beyond 20m of the initial home position, so this looks like it won't work.
    Has anyone done a tracking time-lapse shot from the sky before? How did you do it?
    Cheers,
    Alex
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    The ALTA is the wrong platform for this. It's straightforward to do with a system that has waypoints that you can program. I'd look at using something like an Inspire 1. I've seen something like this done with one of those.
     
  3. alex ryan

    alex ryan Member

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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing steve.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    The Inspire 1 is the correct platform. Has the features you need in the app.

    Andy.
     
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