KAP


Kite Aerial Photography

 

Proof of Concept Rig

 

After finishing my 5m^2 lifter kite, it was time to put its payload to the test.

 

Blue tarp 5m^2 lifter kite at altitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple first concept: $5 Camera taped to stabalization stick, actuated via 100' fishing line

 

Concept 2

 

 

Aerial view of local middleschool from 200ft. Bay visible on the horizon.

 

 

 

 

Second concept: $5 camera taped to stabilization stick, actuated via cordless phone

 
Shortly after taking the last image from 200ft, the main kite line broke sending the camera and cordless phone plumetting. 
After reattaching components jettisoned upon impact, everything worked fine.
 
 

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