As you probably know by now, flying and maintaining heavy lifter drones out in the field can be a complex and sophisticated job which does require many “drone tools.” Over the years as pro aerial cinematographers, we have accumulated many drone tools and spare parts that helps provide us redundancy for our drones and gimbals […]

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When people ask me what I do for work, I tell them I’m usually working as a Multirotor Safety Officer or a 2nd AC. As you can guess, that typically doesn’t help them much. What in the world is a 2nd AC? What Does 2nd AC Mean? For most people, deconstructing the term “2nd AC” […]

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What is a multi rotor Safety Officer? What do they do? These are the questions I’m answering in my series “The Multi Rotor Safety Officer.” You can read part 1, 2, or 3 if you need to catch up, but otherwise let’s finish up. Charging Batteries Batteries are the lifeblood of a multi rotor. They’re […]

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We’re constantly learning new and innovative ways to optimize our aerial cinematography gear. Just wanted to share a few tips and tricks with you all. Remote Triggering Red Camera First tip, is Red Start/Stop cable for remote recording for the Red Dragon/Epic/Scarlet cameras. Now why is remote start/stop so important in the aerial world? When […]

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We use FreeFly Systems’ gimbals for various reasons as opposed to other gimbals such as Ronin, Gremsey, etc. This doesn’t mean these other gimbals are not worth pursuing, it just means we’ve adapted MoVis to work very well with our workflow. We will be discussing why we use MoVis in depth in another video. Now […]

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What is a multi rotor Safety Officer? What do they do? These are the questions I’m answering in my series “The Multi Rotor Safety Officer.” You can read part 1 or part 2 if you need to catch up, but otherwise let’s start with… Maintaining the Ship Ship maintenance is foremost the Pilot’s job, but […]

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When I started in the film industry over 15 years ago, I was taught this phrase, “If you take care of your gear, it’ll take care of you.” How true! Those of you who are in the film industry should know by now, always… always… always take care of your gear. Well in the aerial […]

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What is a multi rotor Safety Officer? What do they do? These are the questions I’m answering in my series “The Multi Rotor Safety Officer.” You can read part 1 if you need to catch up, or just jump in! Today’s post is about… Assessing the Location Upon arrival at a new location, a good […]

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“Having the right tool for the job,” are certainly seven words of wisdom in any field of work. When it comes to building drones, using the essential soldering tools is key. Some folks may think, all you need is a good soldering iron… well, think again. There are several essential soldering tools, seven to be […]

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