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« on: May 27, 2010, 10:06 PM »

Driving home from work I saw some nice clouds and wind, so I though about getting a better shot of my rok, which for some reason got me thinking about a quick cheap KAP attempt too. 

I wanted to keep the rig light, so I settled on two paint stirring sticks, a screw, some bridle line and two mini carabineers.  Oh, and some duct tape of course.

Here is the rig:

Here is the kite:

And, here is my first stab at KAP:

I would walk down the kite line just below the camera rig, adjust the camera angle, press the shutter button and let the kite pull the camera up as I waited for the 10 second shutter delay.

I thought my wife knew what I was doing when I borrowed her little point and shoot.  I had some explaining to do when she wondered out loud how I was in the photo (above) and it dawned on her that the camera must have been up with the kite.

Next time I will have to set the camera for action shots, since several of the shots were blurred by camera motion.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 10:19 PM »

Very nice first shot!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 10:39 PM »

two great pictures. keep at it please, and share with us your experiences.

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 05:51 AM »

Hey MB...
Nice ! My first KAP rig was very similar, and I found that there was a setting on the camera to make it take 10 pictures, and wait a few secoonds in between each shot. I used that for a while until I noticed this old remote control truck in my basement that was no longer driveable. It did have good servos and radio, though, so I cut it up to make it just press the trigger on the camera. So, I still KAP for free, just the cost of batteries !

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