RPI in the snow

by Philip
(Troy, NY, USA)

RPI in the snow

RPI in the snow

This picture was taken by a small canon running SDM (alternate firmware with a built in intervalometer). It was suspended by a pendulum, with a cradle made of 3 L brackets bolted together to allow me to adjust it in the pan and tilt axes. It isn't automated, and cost me about $5 minus the camera. The kite used for this was a ITW levitation, but I've flown it from a homemade hexagon in the past.

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Feb 23, 2014
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Snow shot
by: Tim Parish

Thanks for contributing Philip - the first snow shot to grace this site. At least in the KAP department. There must be a million different ways to make a cheap rig these days. Thanks for sharing your particular method!

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