Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the cost?
Every job is unique and prices do fluctuate based on the project requirements.
This includes:

  • Pilot and camera operator/secondary pilot fees
  • Xerofly aerial camera platform
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What sort of weather conditions you fly?
The two main limiting factors for the Xerofly are wind and precipitation. At the time of this writing, we follow these guidelines.
First, for safety reasons we do not fly our system in winds exceeding 20km/h. (UPDATE: We are currently experimenting with different propeller configurations and are starting to get good results in winds as high as 25-30km/h. However, this is still in the experimentation stages). For smoother shots we generally recommend flying in winds of 8 to 10 km/h or less.
Second, we currently cannot fly in precipitation Our onboard sensors are designed to be extremely sensitive in order to measure an array of flight factors with great precision. As a result they are extremely susceptible to moisture, and cannot simply be sealed without airflow considerations.
Thirdly never on traffic or public areas..

How fast and how long can you fly?
Our systems are electric with typical flight times of 7 to 12 minutes, depending upon payload and weather conditions. When the battery pack is almost exhausted, we simply land the Xerofly system and replace the exhausted battery pack with a fully charged one. We limit out height at 100 to 200 ft and 30 Kmh

How does a typical shoot work?
Our team travels to your location with all the necessary equipment. Once at location, we unload, set-up, and do all safety checks. If all systems are good to go, then we can be ready for our first flights in approximately 45 minutes.
Our team consists of two key members: a primary pilot, and a remote camera operator/secondary pilot. We typically ask our clients to provide one individual to act as a spotter during the shoot. While the camera is airborne, a live video feed is sent to our ground-station. From here, the camera operator, as well as the DOP, can see everything from the camera’s perspective. Together, along-side the pilot, the group can easily communicate to one another in order to ensure the desired images are captured.
For flights requiring repeatable flight paths, or when an exact flight path is in mind, our ground-station is equipped with a state-of-the-art autopilot system. Using our touch-screen computer, and a satellite map of the area, a flight path can be pre-planned in 3D space, and executed automatically. Helicam Rental Chennai,Hyderabad,Mumbai and India with 5D Mark iii,GH4,Black Magic