Camera System: FlyCam
The FlyCam is a closed loop, stabilized tracking camera system. The camera
system is driven by a motor/pulley combination. The drive motor and video
receiver RF or Fiber are mounted at one end of the run. Video is installed
at this end for ease of setup and operation. At the opposite end of the
run is a guiding relay pulley. The camera and its functions are powered
by Lithium Ion batteries, while the motor that drives the FlyCam requires
208 Three Phase 30 Amp power.
RF - The data commands that control pan, tilt, and paint functions are
sent to the camera via RF link. In this configuration, we are able to
reach speeds of 100 mph and to date have reached a distance of 3827 ft.
Fiber Optic - FlyCam is also capable of transmitting via specially designed
fiber optic cable. In this configuration, we are able to reach speeds
of 55mph and limited to a distance of 1000 ft.
Mounting the pulley and motor/receiver can take place on pop-up towers,
truss (supported via guy wires) and/or existing structures on site (eg.
Catwalks, I-beams, Ski Lift Tower, Cranes, Concrete Columns).
Loading & Specifications
- Camera weight 38 lbs - 17.23Kg
- Synthetic cable rope (per 1000 ft) - 14 lbs (6.35 Kg)
- Tension of camera support cable is typically
400 lbs to 800 lbs (181.4 Kg – 362.8Kg)
- Break strength of support cable greater than 12,000 lbs (5443.1
- Outer diameter of the support cables are 1/4 inch (6.35mm)
- FlyCam yields safety ratios that typically exceeds 15:1
- 0 – 60 mph (0 – 96.5 kh) in