Sunday, June 23, 2013

MAXrotor - Excused Absence

Hi everybody! I haven't posted to my blog here at UtahAerials in quite a while. Sorry about that! My friend Scott once said to me that if he hadn't heard from me in a while, he'd get excited because he knew I was building something cool. I hope you'll agree.

This is the MAXrotor. It's been close to a year in the making, but I think it's been worth it. It combines all I've learned into one aircraft. It's primary aim is to be durable, easy to build, fly, repair, and upgrade.

I'll be posting more details soon. For now, to get the details check out my Kickstarter campaign. Thanks for your patience!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Utah's White Palace: The Legacy of Hotel Utah and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building



A quick edit of my filming from that shoot

Not long ago I was asked to do some aerial video for a documentary on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. This was my first flight with one of my newest helicopters and I am pretty happy with it's performance.

Well the documentary is now complete! It will air on KBYU 11 at 7:00 PM on Monday, November 21st, and again at the same time on 26th. I hope you enjoy the documentary and I hope you like my contribution. It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quadcopter films actual location of "127 Hours" the Movie

A few months ago we went to Canyonlands and Blue John Canyon to find the rock that Aron Ralston was trapped by for 127 hours.  It was a great hike, and equipment worked well.  Check out video below.

These quadcopters carried a GoPro HD and we shot at both 720p at 60 frames per second and 1080p at 30.  We had very little room to work with, but thanks to Michael's mad piloting skills and our gyro-stabilized KK Multicopter brain on the quadcopter, no harm or accident happened to our little ship.

We've recently been happy to see quite a bit of interest in our aircraft. We have decided to start building these little guys for anybody wanting to try to do some crazy stuff.  Next month we will have a new model that should change the way we film from the air.  Please stay tuned, and email us if you have any requests for aerial video or aerial photography needs, or if you have great ideas of what we should film next.  Thanks!