KAP - Kite Aerial Photography
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I got interested in taking pictures from the kites I was building, so I built a KAP rig using aluminum strips, some hobby gears, and old R/C servos:

It hangs from a Picavet suspension.
It has 360º Pan rotation, and 120º tilt of the camera from above the horizon to straight down.

I mounted an Nikon CoolPix 900 in it, trigged by a small servo:


Here are some pics I took with this rig:

That's me in the center with the white hat and red shorts, controling the R/C link to the KAP rig.

Below is a shot of the gang playing volleyball at 4th Ave.
This shot got published in both PC Magazine and PC Online in an article about things to do with your camera.

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