Date:15 October 2012
A bird’s eye view with a difference has aerial photography specialists all of a flutter. Working out of his Germiston-based home workshop, Xtreme Multicopters’ Greg Raymond designs and custom-manufactures his own brand of exquisitely engineered multicopters, each one capable of taking your camera for a ride in the sky.
Raymond’s multicopters are relatively easy to fly, can carry a quality stills or video camera, and don’t cost the earth. In short, they are ideal options for moviemaking, farmers interested in counting game, or the justifiably paranoid who feel compelled to conduct regular perimeter surveillance checks. In fact, the potential uses for these impressive flyers are almost limitless.
Watch a test flight of one of Raymond’s multicopters…
Related article: SA’s Greg Raymond custom-builds exquisite multicopters (November 2013 issue of Popular Mechanics).