Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
Franklin Veaux
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Woohoo! Found my old kite aerial photography pics!

In the archive of images I found that I thought I'd lost forever, I discovered the scans of my first and only foray into kite aerial photography.

This was done before I had a digital camera, so I bought a cheap film camera, taped it to the center of a large kite, and rigged up a servo and radio from a model RC airplane to it. The whole shebang was appallingly primitive, but I still got some pretty neat shots of Ft. Desoto in Florida from it.

You can see the newly restored post on the experiment here.

I also found some pics of the rig itself, which will show you how truly awful it was (dedicated kite photographers use much more sophisticated setups):



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