SKYSHOT HELIKITE AEROSTATS
Skyshot Helikites are specifically designed to carry small point and shoot digital cameras to enable the easiest aerial photography possible. Skyshot Helikites fly themselves and the camera high into the sky automatically taking photographs in all directions. It is impossible not to get great aerial shots with a SkyShot Helikite.
For detailed capabilities and prices please visit our dedicated website EasyAerialPhotography.com
The Skyshot Standard comes equipped with a single monopod underneath for mounting one photo camera.
The Skyshot Action Cam comes equipped with soft mounts for inserting GoPro Video Cameras.
The Skyshot Hybrid comes equipped with a single monopod underneath for mounting one photo camera, as well as soft mounts for GoPro Video Cameras. Combinations vary depending on the size of Helikite. Please contact us for more information.
# This Helikite can be modified to carry multiple cameras of the customer's choice. The price includes customised Velcro fittings for the cameras.
Note 1. All figures are for performance are for Imperial Standard Temperature & Pressure.
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Note 2. Extra heat, humidity, and height reduce lift. So does simply being nearer the equator. This can be reasonably reliably calculated for the particular environmental conditions of a particular region. If in doubt, choose a Helikite with a little extra helium lift.
Note 3. These figures are based on dry Helikites. Rain, snow, dew and mist all add the weight of significantly dense water over the entire surface of a Helikite. Small Helikites may lose over 50% of their net lift. The largest Helikites may only lose 20% of their net lift due to their better surface-area-to-volume-ratio.
Note 4. These lift figures do not take into account the weight of flying line. Obviously this will be greater for longer flying lines than shorter ones, however modern Dyneema flying line is 10 times lighter than steel cable of the same strength, so flying line weight normally only becomes a significant issue for altitudes over 500ft.
Note 5. Figures with an asterisk next to them are calculated estimates. We have never gone over 6000ft because nobody has ever asked us to, however due to the unique aerodynamic design of Helikites, it is relatively simple to reliably calculate their maximum potential altitudes.