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Helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft - aerial photography of a stable platform?
Fixed wing aircraft
More economical lower running costs.
Plenty of space for equipment.
Wing tip or strut can get in the way.
Can be difficult to position.
Can hover remain stationary in the air.
Can operate very low to the ground.
Greater maneuverability on the spot.
Easy to get into the right position for the required shot.
High cost per hour.
Smaller lower cost helicopters have greater vibration.
Lower cost helicopters such as the R22 have very little room for equipment.
It is clear that both Rotary and Fixed wing aircraft have their advantages and disadvantages and although small rotary aircraft can have comparable running costs they also have reduced cruised speed. Therefore it would take longer to get from site to site which is where economies of scale can be obtained. Therefore if the company has a planned route where there are many sites far apart a more economically cruising aircraft such as a Cessna 172 may be the best option. This type of planning is often the case where Oblique Aerial Photography is required for the commercial property market and large companies will have many sites far apart.
Survey Photography is often undertaken using fixed wing aircraft with a vertical camera. This is because most surveys are required along a fixed route such as a pipe line or a road network and require vertical photography through the bottom of the fuselage of the aircraft.
Event Aerial Photography often benefits from using a rotary aircraft as the ability to remain relatively stationary over the ground allows continuous coverage of one spot. This also allows the aircraft to land nearby in a temporary airfield to refuel before continuing coverage.
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