ABOUT OUR BIRDS
All the birds that we put in the air are custom built RC multirotor camera platforms built and piloted by Maxwell Tubman in the Steam Machine shop. They are built for specific payload requirements and environmental factors and are rigorously tested to make sure they deliver the highest performance possible.
At the head of our fleet we have an X8 configuration built for heavy lifting with a wide performance envelope. Our X8 is mostly used to carry a Freefly M15 gimbal with a 10-14 pound camera package. The M15 gives the camera operator full 3-axis control and allows us to offer lens control as well as HD video downlink. Our X8 is not only capable of achieving “high wides” from an elevated vantage but also designed to move quickly at a low altitude or climb at an impressive rate. The X8 can also be configured for lite weight gimbals and camera packages.
For special application such as use as an on-screen prop, special f/x, or flying in situations where space is limited we are able to build together custom UAVs to suit the needs of the work at hand.