This beautiful winter real estate
photo was shot in mid-January in 20°
This helicopter gimbal is made to carry larger cinema-style cameras.
equipment comes with increased reliability and safety.
At FLYSAFE, pilots are taught to put red lights on
the back of their aircraft and white or blue lights on the
front. You want to be able to easily decipher your model’s
direction and orientation when you fly.
Failsafe should be set up because it is an important
function in RC aerial photography. You want the added
layer of safety in case your radio cuts out or you lose your
downlink signal. Failsafe should be set up in your receiver
and your flight controller.
Fly Line of Sight
If you invest in quality equipment, flying FPV can be fun,
but it’s not 100% reliable. In the event of a signal loss, you
could be in trouble. Always fly line of sight and only use
your downlink as a reference. A spotter should also be used.
Accidents can happen and you don’t want to end up on
the news, so never fly over people. The truth is, no matter
how great of a pilot you are or how good your equipment is,
things go wrong. Don’t fly over people and you won’t crash
Be a safe pilot and teach others to be safe. The more you
advocate for the safe operation of RC aerial photography,
Time Your Flights and Monitor Voltage
It’s a good idea to set up a timer on your transmitter so
you can time every flight down to the second. Always land
36 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2013