Welcome to Stately Drones
Our aerial images, both photos and videos, are just the visible components of our extensive drone services.

 

Homebush Bay, Sydney

Stately Drones delights in capturing unique perspectives of Stately Homes for you and your clients.

 

Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney

A newly-commissioned solar park for an innovative clean-energy client:

Mugga Lane Solar Park, ACT

 

Our extensive drone fleet includes the latest, most advanced civilian drone quadcopters available.

 

 
 
 

Stately Drones has a deep understanding of drone technology and how to operate them safely, efficiently and creatively.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
— Arthur C. Clarke

Allow us to share some of the drone magic!

About Us

 

Creative aerial camera action

Stately Drones offers a full spectrum of services ranging from raw aerial footage to fully-edited and potentially viral videos.

We work across a range of industries from Property to Tourism to Agriculture. We'll happily take direction from clients (ranging from DMOs to Marketing Directors to Creative Directors) but are equally comfortable taking the lead for turnkey marketing and sales campaigns.

We are registered with CASA (the Civil Aviation Safety Authority) to operate across Australia. The 29th of September 2016 saw exciting change to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations that are (quoting CASA):

"Cutting red tape for remotely piloted aircraft"

We'd be delighted to explain, through a cost-free quotation process, how we could help your business.

 

The Stately Drones Photo and Video Collection

 

Our work is on show throughout our website. We'd suggest that videos are watched on a desktop computer at 1080p HD (mobile devices are usually presented with a lower-bandwidth video).

 

 
Snapper Island, Sydney Harbour. Fun Fact: It was deliberately modified (1931-1932) by and for sea cadets, to resemble a ship with a pointed 'bow' (left) and flat 'stern' (right)  

Snapper Island, Sydney Harbour. Fun Fact: It was deliberately modified (1931-1932) by and for sea cadets, to resemble a ship with a pointed 'bow' (left) and flat 'stern' (right)

 

The SS Ayrfield, an abandoned collier, Homebush Bay, Sydney Harbour  

The SS Ayrfield, an abandoned collier, Homebush Bay, Sydney Harbour

 

Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point at Sunset  

Rushcutters Bay and Darling Point at Sunset

 

Ballast Point Park, a former fuel depot, Birchgrove, Sydney Harbour  

Ballast Point Park, a former fuel depot, Birchgrove, Sydney Harbour

 

Brickpit Ring Walk, Sydney Olympic Park  

Brickpit Ring Walk, Sydney Olympic Park

 

We use the latest technology. Our drones are - to put it simply - the best flying cameras in their weight class in the world.

 

Stately Drones - DJI Phantom 4
Stately Drones - DJI Phantom 4
Stately Drones - DJI Phantom 4

The performance of our drones is limited only by safety considerations, Australian legislation and common sense.

Flight Operations

  • Our drones can operate at night but we're generally limited to operating between dawn and dusk (CASA rules).
  • The drone pictured can fly at 74 km/h but for stability and safety reasons, flying while filming is usually done at slower speeds.
  • Our drones can take off or land in winds gusting up to 25 km/h but we're patient and prefer to wait for calmer conditions.
  • A single battery can power the drone for up to 28 minutes, but we fly conservatively and plan flights of no more than 20 minutes. A battery can be swapped out in minutes.

camera and sensor specifications

  • The 1/2.3” (CMOS) sensor has 12.4 million effective pixels.
  • This means images up to 4000×3000 and video up to 4K UHD ie 4096×2160 at 24p or 25p (frames per second).
  • At 1920×1080 FHD the camera can operate at 60p or even 120p which is great for slow-motion playbacks.
  • Practically we can produce gigabytes of imagery per flight but aim to generate imagery which 'just' meets client specifications. For example 4K UHD video is a 'waste' if the ultimate destination is a social video channel such as Vimeo and YouTube. These platforms don't generally accept such high-bandwidth video which means more post-processing. In many cases less is more.
 

Other products for which our drones are suited include 360° panoramic photos (also know as spherical photos, virtual reality panoramas or VR photos) which work well with many apps and platforms such as Google Maps. The drone is programmed to hover and then rotate to pre-determined compass directions. This can be done again with the camera tilted down say 45 degrees from horizontal. The resulting 8 or 16 (say) photos are then stitched together (at a post-processing stage) to create the 360° panorama.

 
Stately Drones - Rotating DJI Phantom 4

Tim Deyzel
Founder & Chief Remote Pilot

 
Stately Drones - Tim Deyzel - Drone Selfie
 
 

Tim has been flying drones since 2010, and has held a private pilot's licence since the '80s. Holding a Masters in Robotics, he is fascinated by the potential of these highly-intelligent 'Unmanned Aerial Systems' to assist many industries.

As a generalist with a strong MBA he is able to apply his digital marketing, operations and management consulting skills to a range of diverse clients.