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Old Dec 29, 2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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as it says i got my kit now for the radio control of my cameras

so ill be able to fire shutter on either my kite of my pole, the pole is easiest to get up and running where as the kite involves me making a rig to hold cam and servos to adjust the tilt and pan

so watch out for some low (and not so low) level photographs on here real soon




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Old Dec 30, 2005, 8:00 PM   #2
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Have you looked at Brooks Leffer's Camera mount? It includes tilt and zoom.
http://www.brooxes.com/newsite/BBKK/index.html
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Old Jan 1, 2006, 6:03 AM   #3
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just a few probs with that kit mate,

1 its in america im in england

2 its not that dissimilar to what i intend to make......u still need to add servos receiver etc

thanks for the link though as its very close to what i had come up with in my head, i notice that the side to side movement is gained via mounting the rig on a servo then attaching that to the picavant to hang off the kite line........not the most secure way of doing it as it basicly held by a screw into plastic !!!
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 2:11 PM   #4
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had my rig design plasma cut out of thin sheet alluminium today so am a step closer, will take it to work tomorrow and bend it to size and work out balance and pivot points.

will install the servo for tilt first as im still unsure of the best way for pan servo to work
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 7:06 PM   #5
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Great. Let's see some pix when it's done.
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 3:26 PM   #6
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my rig so far



as i built it i realised that a screw into the servo is very strong, so i opted for the pan servo mounting system, figured i could try break it to strength test it .........and yup it pretty damn strong, screw should be fast in as well as its cutting into nylon

am using a 6 chanel futaba transmitter and got it rigged to trigger camera via landing gear...so gear down piccy taken gear up shutter off

i do have a micro spy cam what im looking into mounting too so see what camera sees



if u dont or cant build one the brooxes kit would save u some time and effort



rest of cost deepend where u get radio gear

my spending

transmitter........£33 of ebay ic p+p bargain!!!

servos acomX4 £11 of ebay inc p+p

gentled £16 ish

6 channel micro receiver £20

crystal for receiver £5

kite and 150pound line £40



am just in need of 4 little pulleys and need to make thingys that clip on the kite line

my rig will also fit straight onto my telescopic mast too when i have modified my mount....thought that would be handy as all radio gear is now fastened to it
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Old Jan 6, 2006, 9:57 AM   #7
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on good avice i have just made amodification to the pan servo, its now 360 degrees and bolted from the inside with a nut making final connection so its much more secure

looking forward to getting some shots from it
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