What Is His Job In The Open Water?

What Is His Job In The Open Water?

Andrew Martens of RC Helicam brings aerial images to the spectators at the aQuellé Midmar Mile and highlight reels to the media via his custom-built, market-leading quadcopter.

Martens has been leading the revolution of aerial imagery in the open water world with his RC Helicam quadcopter for years now. Every year, for two straight days at the Midmar Mile, he provides imagery of over 15,000 swimmers from morning to mid-afternoon under all kinds of conditions.

For outstanding high-definition aerial footage of a mass participation race like the Midmar Mile, there is no more convenient, lower cost, technologically advanced means to showcase the sport of open water swimmer and its participants from the air,” describes Steven Munatones. “What Andrew has created is portable, light, compact and very importantly brings the sport closer to the media and public. He added a 3-axis gimbal this year that adds another level of stability when the winds and weather turn south.

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