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AerialPan Imaging – 360VR And Video From RC Helicopter

December 1st, 2007


Back in the spring of 2006 I did a post on the Aerial photography work that Tabb Firchau does. I also did a post on one of the first 360VR shots that Tabb had done from his RC Helicopter. Well Tabb has taken his aerial 360VR to the next level. His business is now called AerialPan Imaging and his site has some very cool aerial 360VR, video and still shots. He has some awesome 360VR shots over the Seattle waterfront, Puerto Vallarta, New York, Waikiki and Maroon Lake near Aspen. I love these unique images!

Tabb makes this all look easy but it’s not. Back in the spring of 2006 Tabb told me he had around $15,000 invested in his electric RC chopper that carries a Canon 5D with 15mm lens mounted on the bottom. I see from his site he’s added a video camera. Be sure to see his video trailer here. Wow, what fun! I want a RC chopper!

This is the kind of aerial photography that is totally unique. I came very close to hiring Tabb a year or so ago for a Lake Washington waterfront listing we were competing for. I wanted to get shots of the front of the home coming in off the water. We didn’t get the listing.

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5 Responses to “AerialPan Imaging – 360VR And Video From RC Helicopter”

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  • Those are some really cool aerial shots. I think most people don’t realize how hard it it so fly a RC helicopter and then you mix in photography with it as well and there is nothing easy about that.
    I also have seen this web site and know these guys are using Electric and Gas powered helicopters along with pole cams to get their aerial shots.
    http://www.aerialspins.com/

  • Yeah Tabb’s panoramic photographs are simply awesome. We’ve begun using the Flashpanoramas player to display our aerial panoramics. As an example, here’s a three image aerial virtual tour around downtown Dallas Texas we recently did, which uses the Flashpanoramas player.
    http://www.hawkeyemedia.com/panos/Dallas.htm

  • those are really cool pages…I have been doing them for a little bit now and have gotten some good ones with my pole and with an rc heli.
    http://WWW.THREESIXZEROPHOTO.COM

  • Thinking about starting in the business. How do you handle the FAA grounding of all commercial rc flights?

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