Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
Franklin Veaux
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Success!

After a great deal of experimentation and a lot of trial and error, I've finally figured out how to do aerial photography from a kite!

Yesterday, M. and I went to Fort DeSoto Park, and tried a test-flight of a radio-operated kite-mounted camera. The camera is a cheap $19 Vivitar 35mm automatic point-n-shoot; it was mounted to a double-delta kite with tape, and a small servo from my radio-controlled plane was used to trigger the shutter.

Result:



Ft. DeSoto is an old Civil-War era fortress used to defend the western coast of Florida from navel attack. In these pics, you can see the canon that would fire on incoming navies:



The southern side of the fort:



Florida beaches:





I've been trying to figure out a way to do this for a VERY long time...
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