After a great deal of experimentation and a lot of trial and error, I’ve finally figured out how to do aerial photography from a kite!
Yesterday, M. and I went to Fort DeSoto Park, and tried a test-flight of a radio-operated kite-mounted camera. The camera is a cheap $19 Vivitar 35mm automatic point-n-shoot; it was mounted to a double-delta kite with tape, and a small servo from my radio-controlled plane was used to trigger the shutter.
Ft. DeSoto is an old Civil-War era fortress used to defend the western coast of Florida from navel attack. In these pics, you can see the canon that would fire on incoming navies:
The southern side of the fort:
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do this for a VERY long time…