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Professional UAV services

for Shropshire and beyond

Hopton Castle – an aerial video.

To the West of Craven Arms in South Shropshire, are the ruins of Hopton Castle. Subject to a siege in 1644, and left in a state of ruin from at least the 18th century. In 2007, work was started to consolidate the site and provide access, eventually opening the site for the public in 2011.

Details of the Hopton Castle Preservation Trust can be found here.

Video and  mapping.

The Trust kindly gave us permission to fly in the castle environs, and produce a short aerial video. We also took the time to test out some mapping software to produce a small ‘map’ of the immediate surroundings of the castle.

 

 

Hopton Castle aerial video from Clear sky imaging on Vimeo.

 

 

Drone map example of Hopton Castle

A stitched image of the area of the whole flight, converted to a colourised DEM image displaying the respective heights of the area.

 

A video of Flounders Folly

A short video we produced from one of our drones, featuring Flounders Folly, a 19th century folly overlooking Corvedale.

 

On top of Callow Hill, in South Shropshire, just to the East of Craven arms, stands Flounders Folly. Built in 1838, it was restored in 2004. At 16 feet square, and 80 feet high, it is a landmark for miles around.

After gaining permission from the Founders Folly Trust, I took the opportunity of a break in the freezing January weather to ascend to the summit of Callow Hill complete with the drone.

Although the sun was very bright, and low in the late afternoon, I did manage to take a few raw video streams, to produce this short video:

 


And several photos:

 

The top of Flounders Folly from a drone

The top of the Folly

Flounders Folly from one of clearskyimaging's drones

Flounders Folly from the South

 

I hope to be able to revisit soon, when the sun is not quite so low, and the foliage in the surrounding area has made things look slightly less wintery!

 

We are available to undertake aerial imaging,  photography,  video,, or a combination, throughout the Midlands and Mid Wales for a variety of needs.

If you have a requirement for any drone (UAV) aerial imaging, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

 

Drone mapping of abandoned quarry workings

On Titterstone Clee Hill, just outside of Ludlow in Shropshire, there are some old, long abandoned quarry workings, ripe for an example of drone mapping.

Using a Mavic pro drone, and Maps Made Easy, a pre-planned UAV flight was designed and flown. In all, 80 photos were taken and stitched together.

The resulting images, once submitted to Maps Made Easy, were then used to generate a small 3D model of the area.

 

The resulting images that were stitched together, are displayed here, superimposed on google maps satellite view. (You may have to zoom out a couple of times)

 

 

After running through the service, the following visualisation of the area was produced:

 

These images and models can be used in a variety of industries, such as construction, farming, architecture and archaeology.

If you have an application that may benefit from similar imaging, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and we will be pleased to discuss how we can help with your needs.