HELICOPTER PHOTOGRAPHY AND MAPPING

IN 1963 PICTORIAL CRAFTS, INC., BEGAN EXPERIMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A VERTICAL CAMERA MOUNT FOR USE IN A HELICOPTER. SOME PROJECTS REQUIRE LARGER-SCALE PHOTOGRAPHY AND MAPPING. PROBLEMS IN USING THE HELICOPTER FOR MAPPING PHOTOGRAPHY INCLUDE: PROVISION OF A CAMERA HATCH, THE X-TIP AND YAW CHARACTERISTICS OF A HELICOPTER, CONTROL OF FLIGHT ALTITUDE, FLIGHT PLANNING TO MINIMIZE HIDDEN AREAS, ETC. THE REQUIREMENT FOR ACCESSABILITY AND UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW FOR THE CAMERA LED TO THE CHOICE OF THE BELL J-2 AND WILD RC-8 COMBINATION COUPLED WITH A VIBRATION DAMPENING MOUNT. TEST PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT 300 FEET ABOVE GROUND PROVED TO BE FREE OF BLURRING DUE TO MOTION OR VIBRATION, AND SUBSEQUENT WORK PERFORMED FOR SEVERAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AT COMPILATION SCALES OF BOTH 1 INCH=10 FEET AND 1 INCH=20 FEET WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 33, No 10, PP 1167-1170, 2 TAB, 3 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Robinson, F B
    • Withem, L I
  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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