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#41 Wayne

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:04 AM

Laura,

I was under the impression that one of the videos Steve showed us at the Wet & Wildwood cookout was taken from a Rev kite. I have no idea of the origin of that video or the hardware used, but it was an interesting view of the other team kites. I would imagine it would be much easier to mount a camera system under a single line kite, but it would be much cooler to have it on a steerable kite. It would probably have to be a very small camera to avoid destroying the control of the Rev.

Interesting challenge to ponder. It reminded me of the video shot by an R/C airplane at the Black Forest Star Party in 2005, viewable in low or high resolution from
http://www.bfsp.org/...FTOKEN=15624422
Several of my fellow stargazers were there when the pilot launched his electric plane and videoed the campground and telescopes below. I have been contemplating trying the same thing eventually with one of my R/C planes. Doing it from a controllable kite might also be interesting.


Hi Wayne...
Thank you.
The KAP rig was sent up on a SLK. I will figure out the best way to do shots from the Rev. I do have a few ideas, but until I work the bugs out, that's all they are.
It was definitely too windy for a standard sail!
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:01 AM

That must have been a cool plane to not have to be powered at all times love the foldback props.

Almost got into r/c planes a few times but thats a hobby that would have me living in a box.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:15 AM

Laura,

I was under the impression that one of the videos Steve showed us at the Wet & Wildwood cookout was taken from a Rev kite. I have no idea of the origin of that video or the hardware used, but it was an interesting view of the other team kites. I would imagine it would be much easier to mount a camera system under a single line kite, but it would be much cooler to have it on a steerable kite. It would probably have to be a very small camera to avoid destroying the control of the Rev.

Interesting challenge to ponder. It reminded me of the video shot by an R/C airplane at the Black Forest Star Party in 2005, viewable in low or high resolution from
http://www.bfsp.org/...FTOKEN=15624422
Several of my fellow stargazers were there when the pilot launched his electric plane and videoed the campground and telescopes below. I have been contemplating trying the same thing eventually with one of my R/C planes. Doing it from a controllable kite might also be interesting.

Hey Wayne...
Yes, you're right he did show us a video from a Rev. That was extremely cool. Small is key, although if the winds are really howling, I'm sure there would be much more latitude on the size. I've seen a few tiny video cameras out there and I'm pretty sure I can get it to work/fly off a Rev. I'll let you know when that happens.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:23 AM

Hey Wayne...
Yes, you're right he did show us a video from a Rev. That was extremely cool. Small is key, although if the winds are really howling, I'm sure there would be much more latitude on the size. I've seen a few tiny video cameras out there and I'm pretty sure I can get it to work/fly off a Rev. I'll let you know when that happens.


The vid you mentione Wayne might have been the Tulip festival vid that John did with iQuad, there is a link to it on the video page.
Laura, the video camera's dont have to be so small, we (Rob, Mr Skunk on here) have lifted several cameras now with the Rev 1 and if the wind is fair a 1.5 can lift a reasonable weight.
Some vid here where we were testing a quad lifter.


http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=4dlYB_i2w9c

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:13 AM

The vid you mentione Wayne might have been the Tulip festival vid that John did with iQuad, there is a link to it on the video page.
Laura, the video camera's dont have to be so small, we (Rob, Mr Sunk on here) have lifted several cameras now with the Rev 1 and if the wind is fair a 1.5 can lift a reasonable weight.
Some vid here where we were testing a quad lifter.


http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=4dlYB_i2w9c

Thank you, that was very cool. I'm looking to do still photos as well. How big of a camera did you use? How are you suspending it from the Rev? Is there a way that it can be turned from one side to the other; so that if you're following as in team flying, you can see the kites in front of you (like the video Wayne was referring to).
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 12:18 PM

Harrier,

Yes, you are right about the iQuad Tulip Festival video. Yours at the link is amazingly sharp and steady. You must have had smooth breezes and good control. Is there a place where your techniques and equipment are documented?

Thanks for sharing this.

The vid you mentione Wayne might have been the Tulip festival vid that John did with iQuad, there is a link to it on the video page.
Laura, the video camera's dont have to be so small, we (Rob, Mr Sunk on here) have lifted several cameras now with the Rev 1 and if the wind is fair a 1.5 can lift a reasonable weight.
Some vid here where we were testing a quad lifter.


http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=4dlYB_i2w9c


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Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:14 PM

Wayne, that video you are referring to is off of the iQuad Dvd. I think it was shot at Huntington Beach, CA this past January. That clip isn't on Youtube. The camera was attached to a rev, you can see it's shadow on the water at some point.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 07:34 AM

Thank you, that was very cool. I'm looking to do still photos as well. How big of a camera did you use? How are you suspending it from the Rev? Is there a way that it can be turned from one side to the other; so that if you're following as in team flying, you can see the kites in front of you (like the video Wayne was referring to).



The mounts we use allow for tilt through near 180 degrees so forward and reverse shots are possible.
Here is a link to a flickr image showing the mount fitted to a 1.5, we used a similar mount on the Rev 1's, the heaviest camera we have lifted with the Rev weighed 405 grammes.
http://www.flickr.co...2kap/454366941/
Nothing documented Wayne but there are more images in the same flickr stream giving some idea of what we were playing around at.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:11 AM

What do you use to trigger the shutter on the camera?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:38 PM

The mounts we use allow for tilt through near 180 degrees so forward and reverse shots are possible.
Here is a link to a flickr image showing the mount fitted to a 1.5, we used a similar mount on the Rev 1's, the heaviest camera we have lifted with the Rev weighed 405 grammes.
http://www.flickr.co...2kap/454366941/
Nothing documented Wayne but there are more images in the same flickr stream giving some idea of what we were playing around at.

That's really cool, thanks. I'd imagine you can add a small servo to that to automaticlly trigger photos if you like.
Excellent!!!!
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:43 PM

What do you use to trigger the shutter on the camera?

-Alden


Hi Alden...
If you're doing a video, you just turn it on and fly. That would be an educated guess. As far as photos, I'm sure a small servo wouldn't cause any issues. It would be just like the one on my KAP rig.
The control of a RAP (Rev Aerial Photography :kid_smartass: :kid_devlish: ) rig is a sweeeeeet deal over KAP with an SLK...although I love KAP and it's possibilities, too!
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:35 AM

What do you use to trigger the shutter on the camera?

-Alden


The camera's I use for KAP are capable of infra red triggering and I use a Gentled Auto intervalometer which is visible in the linked pic mounted directly onto the camera, the device is adjustable and normally I set for 6 second intervals.
My r/c setup for single line KAP can use either an i/r auto trigger or i/r shutter operation via the r/c unit.
Details here.
http://www.gentles.l...ions.htm#IRauto

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:05 AM

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Celebrated the first day of Daylight Savings Time yesterday with a quick fly. I wish I was better at one-handed flying so I could get a decent picture.

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btw, now I can axel and toss/catch at about 70% reliability with this set-up. woo-hoo.

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