Horizon Imaging

A sneak peak at Horizon Imaging's latest aerial photography platform, the eight-rotored 'Octocopter'

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’. Click to enlarge. 
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!