Good stuff. The octo's are pretty stable but if you get the new Cineron head for your octo it will be even more stable with perfect horizons.
Here is some footage they shot with a RC helicopter and both a Sony FS100 and Epic although it can also be handheld or mounted on just about anything.
RCAPA ARC Inclusion Campaign Goes Viral
LAPD Warning Against Hiring Unmanned Aircraft Operators for Aerial Photography
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Los Angeles authorities have asked C.A.R. to communicate this warning to REALTORS® who hire unmanned aircraft operators to take aerial photographs for marketing high-end properties. Using these devices (also known as drones) for flight in the air with no onboard pilot may violate, among other things, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) policy on unmanned aircrafts, and Los Angeles’s local ordinance requiring permits for filming commercial motion pictures and still photographs.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) investigation has apparently revealed that aerial photos where unmanned aircraft were observed have appeared on certain real estate sales websites. According to FilmL.A., the LAPD Air Division has issued this warning as it intends to prosecute violators in the near future. FilmL.A. is a public benefit company created by the City and County of Los Angeles to manage film permit activity and related issues.
Under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s current policy, no one can operate an unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System without specific authority. Operators who wish to fly an unmanned aircraft for civil use must obtain an FAA experimental airworthiness certificate, which will not be issued to an unmanned aircraft used for compensation or hire. Although the FAA allows hobbyists to fly model airplanes for recreational purposes under specific guidelines, that authority does not extend to operators flying unmanned aircraft for business purposes. More information is available from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Notice on Unmanned Aircraft Operations and the FAA’s policy.
That's such a bummer you guys in the US can't fly these
unbelievable tools anymore!
Hope for you, that there is a gap in the laws somewhere
and you find out soon.
There are no legal grounds for such a ban. From the beginning there was discussion about forcing the issue in the courts. Since such legal action is always so protracted, many felt it would be best just to wait and see if the proposed rules were reasonable, considering the relative time frame (proposed rules being published well before the case would be in courts). I see many similarities to back in the days of prohibition, if you catch my drift. The FAA found themselves in the unenviable position of being ill-prepared in resources to accommodate commercial activities and so took the easy way out.
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