Ever the one to try something new, I’ve recently become intrigued with marrying up my drone with my 360 camera. Some folks on youtube are having some success with this, so I thought I would also give it a shot!
Don’t forget to look up to see the Phantom!
Using a carbon-fibre base-plate between the legs of my DJI Phantom 3 standard, I then simply used a 30cm long bit of bungee cord attached to the Ricoh Theta and off I went
The Theta has a time lapse mode that takes an image every 6-8 seconds until it runs out of battery or memory. This is very useful as the Theta’s wifi range is pretty poor, no more than 6 or 7m.
Being on the end of a bit of bungee meant there was a lot swinging around going on, but after some careful flying this can be managed, and hovering long enough in one position ensures a few usable image are taken at each location.
These images are of Hopes Nose in Torquay, south Devon. More fun to be had for sure with this setup!