Engineering and Design
Helicopter FilmWorks Inc. designs and fabricates frameworks for mounting specialized camera equipment to helicopters. We have experience in design, engineering and fabrication. We also have experience in the STC (certification process) of these systems for TC, FAA and EASA. Current STC’s for the Astar/Twinstar and TC and FAA with EASA in process. The MD500 series of aircraft with TC STC and FAA now in process and the EC130 mount just starting TC approval.
Our current systems are designed to be modular or plug & play so that part of our system can be flown on both the Astar/Twinstar and the MD500 series of aircraft and now the EC130. Different sizes of trusses can be used for different applications. All systems can be used as single pole systems, dual pole systems or attach the horseshoe at the front and carry large gimbal systems. We can carry GSS, Shotover, Cineflex, Wescam, PV-Labs. Or approve any other payload on our mounts
Our goal was to limit the amount of parts to make the mounts break down for shipping. We had to control weight by using basic hardware and attempted to make the installation as simple as possible. These mounts are now available for purchase and we will expand this area with more detailed specifications.
Should you need something designed, built and certified for your specific application, or have something you would like carried by one of our mounts but need specific hardware designed to make that work, feel free to contact us and we can help make that happen.