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Aerial Photography Systems

Aerial Solutions has been manufacturing and supplying aerial photographers with reliable, simple aerial photography solutions for more than 10 years.  We can supply a blimp to support any type of Gimbal, Brushless or Servo and Blimp Mounting Points to attach your gimbal to the balloon.

The blimps can take a camera to positions otherwise unobtainable, without considerable expense or effort. While cranes or poles can lift cameras up to 50 feet, helicopters and aircraft are generally limited to fly above 500 feet. The photography blimps can photograph from 8ft to altitudes up to thousands of feet. Blimps are limited however to operate in winds of 30-40km (20-25mph) or less.

Mutlirotors or drones are very well complimented by blimps. When the blimps are tethered, they do not offer the noise of multi-rotors, or limitations of endurance.   It is also significantly safer to operate blimps, as they will not fall out of the sky.

We manufacture solutions to fly SLR cameras via tethered or free-flying blimps. A major benefit of tethered blimp photography is an exemption from licensing by Civil Aviation and Federal Aviation Authorities if you are operating at a distance of 2 Nautical Miles from an aerodrome and under 400ft AGL.

 

Were Airship Solutions differs from most other manufacturs is we operate our products every good weather day (often photographing 10+ jobs per week). We know what works and how to get photographs other people find challenging.

 

The blimps are incredibily safe, and could be likened to a flying beach ball, there is almost no-failure (short of a camera or battery not being secured) that could cause damage to property, person, or other aircraft.

Aerial Solutions has been manufacturing and supplying aerial photographers with reliable, simple aerial photography solutions for more than 10 years.

 

The blimps can take a camera to positions otherwise unobtainable, without considerable expense or effort. While cranes or poles can lift cameras up to 50 feet, helicopters and aircraft are generally limited to fly above 500 feet. The photography blimps can photograph from 8ft to altitudes up to thousands of feet. Blimps are limited however to operate in winds of 30-40km (20-25mph) or less.

 

We manufacture solutions to fly SLR cameras via tethered or free-flying blimps. A major benefit of tethered blimp photography is an exemption from licensing by Civil Aviation and Federal Aviation Authorities if you are operating at a distance of 2 Nautical Miles from an aerodrome and under 400ft AGL.

 

Were Airship Solutions differs from most other manufacturs is we operate our products every good weather day (often photographing 10+ jobs per week). We know what works and how to get photographs other people find challenging.

 

The blimps are incredibily safe, and could be likened to a flying beach ball, there is almost no-failure (short of a camera or battery not being secured) that could cause damage to property, person, or other aircraft.

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AS7 Aerial Photography Blimp with Movi M5 Gimbal and Canon 5D Camera

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Movi M5 Gimbal

The operation of the tethered photography blimps is generally done on light wind days, wind up to 10 knots. Experienced operators can often operate the blimps in winds that exceed 20knts.

 

Airship Solutions has controllable ruder options operators that would like to operate in winds that exceed 20knts.

 

Once the blimps are removed from their trailer, or inflated onsite they are easy to walk around building sites, properties or other to obtain photographs from different angles and altitudes.

 

Airship Solutions manufacture three complete aerial photography solutions these are Small, Standard and Large. The three solutions suit compact Camera’s, light bodied Camera’s and heavy bodied cameras. A compact camera is considered a Non-SLR camera generally weighin less than 1lbs, a light camera is one that’s weighs less than 4lbs (2kg), where a heavy camera system is one that weighs more the 4lbs(2kg).

 

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Standard Gimbal Options are

  • 2.4 or 1.2 GHz Video Sender
  • Switch Mode Power Regulator (takes 6 – 20v batteries)
  • Auto-leveling
  • Motion Dampeners on Standard and Large Gimbals
  • Heavy Duty (unbreakable) Carbon Fiber chassis

 

 

 

Each aerial photography solution has three parts:

 

  • The blimp – used to lift the camera and gimbal
  • The gimbal – A pan/tilt mechanism used to accurately maneuver the camera to take the photograph
  • The ground station – Used to control camera’s gimbal and view the image from the ground

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The camera gimbals frame is made from Carbon Fiber and is gauranteed to last. We use custom microcontrollers to trigger the cameras that work either via the camera’s external trigger port of via infrared. No modifications are required to any camera to operate within our housing.

 

The camera’s pan action is smooth and fast, while the tilt action is incredibly acurate.

PRICING AND OPTIONS FOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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The complete aerial photography solution includes the “aerial photography solution” and a custom trailer.