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« on: November 22, 2009, 08:30 AM »

I have been planning to build a new KAP rig for some time now and I finally got around to it last week.
Decided taking pictures was not enough so I added a detachable para-critter dropper.
I took it out for a test run yesterday and sure enough, no wind. Cry
Gonna try again today.

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 09:23 AM »

Like the passenger.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 01:09 PM »

you mean 'the photographer'? Wink

looks pretty dang sweet. my knowledge of KAP only consists of enjoying the results. would you enlighten me on the pulley system you have going there? does it stabilize, make things hang level, or make it easy to attach? call me curious. does the top servo have issue with load bearing the rest of the rig on it's horn?

is this your own construction, or was it a kit?
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 01:17 PM »

does the top servo have issue with load bearing the rest of the rig on it's horn?

I can't answer for the rest, but it appears that the top servo does not support the rig. It is driving a gear that looks like it would pan the camera.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 02:08 PM »

That's right, the pan servo only drives the gear on the shaft that supports the rig.
It is also set up for continuous rotation at a slow-smooth rate. Makes it easier to aim in the direction you want.
As for the pullys, that set-up is a picivet. A picivet is a self leveling device used on kite lifted cameras for almost a hundred years. Of course once I add my gorilla pal the rig goes off center and all of the pictures will have a bit of a tilt on the horizon. That is until the little guy is dropped.
When the dropper is not attached the rig stays pretty level.
Did not get to use it today, too much wind.
Hope to have an update soon.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 07:39 PM »

very cool. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 04:11 PM »

Got plans/links/info on the picivet?  I'd like to build myself a KAP rig.

Post some photos once the wind picks up for you!  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 04:39 PM »

Got plans/links/info on the picivet?  I'd like to build myself a KAP rig.


http://www.brooxes.com/newsite/Downloads/Picavet.pdf

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 05:50 PM »

Got plans/links/info on the picivet?  I'd like to build myself a KAP rig.

Post some photos once the wind picks up for you!  Wink Smiley


You may have already found this site. if not I think its full of tips and info that may help you
http://www.arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/
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