Our team at OverHD operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) with experience, expertise and creativity. We have backgrounds in photography, advertising, film, technology and aerospace which we have harnessed to offer a professional and reliable service to our clients. We can provide:
Full Sized Aircraft/Helicopter – Expensive, aviation fuel, aircraft has to travel to location
Full Sized Aircraft/Helicopter – Noisy, obtrusive and causes pollution
Full Sized Aircraft/Helicopter – Must be at least 500 ft. from people, properties
Full Sized Aircraft/Helicopter – Wait until aircraft lands to view footage
Our UAVs can be easily transported to site and access places that jib and cranes can’t reach or go to
What could be more appealing than a professionally produced video showing the area in which the property is situated? more
Before you go too far in your planning stages, contact us first. You may be in a geographical area where it may not be possible to provide our service. We will need some basic details of your requirements so we can carry out an initial survey to see the suitability of your requirement.
With this information, we will be able to work out if we could deploy the UAV, or if we would need to seek extra CAA permission. We will let you know if your requirement is acceptable so you can continue to fine tune your plans.
All unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators should abide by all regulations from such organizations as the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and their own national airspace regulations. OverHD is authorised by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) under the terms of their BNUC-S license to conduct commercial aerial work using our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
The flight time depends on 3 factors:
– Flight task
– Wind velocity
On average we allow for a 15 minute flight time per battery. We have multiple batteries per project and can hot swap batteries and recharge batteries during deployment.
The CAA imposes strict rules to ensure public safety. We are bound by these rules as part of our license conditions. This Permission is granted subject to the following conditions, namely, that the said aircraft shall not be flown:
Although these rules may seem restrictive we can fly closer to people and property if they are under our control in accordance with our operating procedures.
At large events we can apply to the CAA for extra permission, based on a thorough risk assessment site survey, this takes time and would require plenty of notice and planning.
We typically rely on the sensor data fusion of rotational speed-, acceleration-, compass-, barometric pressure- and one GPS sensor. The rotational speed- and acceleration sensors are used to determine the position of the aircraft in an area. A compass sensor is needed in order to correctly convert the GPS position data to capture the “line of vision” of the aircraft. The barometric pressure sensor is needed to accurately position the drone on the Z-axis (Altitude Hold). Using the consolidated position data and the GPS position data the drone can determine and maintain the X- and Y-axis (Position-Hold). In addition to the sensors they also require a number of micro-controllers, up to 10 depending on the drone, with various tasks.
Our systems will currently carry the following cameras:
Panasonic Lumix GH-2
Panasonic Lumix GF-1
Panasonic Lumix GF-2
Ricoh GX 200
Canon 5d Mark II
GoPro Hero 3
Canon 5D MK III
Optris PI400/450 + Panasonic GH3 (simultaneously)
Sony Alpha 7
Sony PJ 780
Of course we will gladly adapt your preferred camera for use with our drones. The camera weight incl. camera mount, however, mustn’t exceed the maximum net load. The interface for remote release (infrared or USB) and, if applicable, analogue video output for the live downlink on the camera to be used are important.
Exceeding the control range of the remote control will trigger ‘Return-to-Home’. The OverHD drone will automatically fly back to its takeoff point and land safely. This emergency landing scenario continues until the radio link is re-established or the drone has landed.
The emission-free and silent electric drives of course also allow our drones to be used indoors. Applications are e.g. demo flights at trade fairs or film shots inside buildings. Due to the typically limited space a suitable launch and landing site not accessible by onlookers must be provided.
In order to increase flight safety and prevent accidental flights in restricted areas, OverHD drones include a No Fly Zone feature.
These zones have been divided into two catogories: A and B. For a full explanation of the difference between the categories and view a full list of places included, please contact us.
We will need some basic details of your requirements so we can carry out an initial survey to see the suitability of your requirement.
3 Gillett St
+44 (0) 208 123 2404