As part of Horizon Imaging's commitment to only using the best technology for capturing our aerial photographs, we have recently invested in a brand new aerial photography platform, the 'Octocopter'. Compared to our current 'Hexacopter', this platform will: 
As part of Horizon Imaging's commitment to only using the best technology for capturing our aerial photographs, we have recently invested in a brand new aerial photography platform, the 'Octocopter'. Compared to our current 'Hexacopter', this platform will: 
 
 
Be able to fly for 50% longer on a single battery 
Be more resistant to windy conditions 
Be even safer to fly – with motor redundancy on every motor arm 
Carry a 3-axis stabilised gimbal (roll, pan and tilt), allowing the capture of High-Definition rock-steady aerial video, and 360 degree aerial panoramas 
Have retractable undercarriage for obstruction-free aerial video and panoramas 
Open the door to two-person operation, where one person flies the drone, and another controls the camera – ideal for complex aerial video assignments 
 
The 'Octocopter' is currently undergoing flight testing, and is scheduled to be fully operational later this year or early in 2015. Watch this space! 
A first look at Horizon Imaging's latest aerial photography platform, the eight-rotored 'Octocopter'.
A first look at Horizon Imaging's latest aerial photography platform, the eight-rotored 'Octocopter'. Click to enlarge. 
A first look at Horizon Imaging's latest aerial photography platform, the eight-rotored 'Octocopter'.
A first look at Horizon Imaging's latest aerial photography platform, the eight-rotored 'Octocopter'. Click to enlarge.. 
The 'Octocopter' is currently undergoing flight testing, and is scheduled to be fully operational later this year or early in 2015. Watch this space! 
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