I've been doing PAP (Pole Aerial Photograpy) for several years now...its been my favorite since the high resolution digitals came out.Funny thing is, I got into it from experimenting with KAP (Kite Aerial Photoghy) back before the advent of small high resolution digital cameras. I learned a lot of what I know from my friend Brook Leffler...Mr. KAP...he's the best.
To make a long story short, I designed and built a 55' trailer or truck mounted telescoping PAP rig from EMT...thin-wall electrical conduit...from Home Depot http://www.bird-shots.com/xaping/pap...ics/test-2.jpg
I have all the details needed to build the pole and RC system on my website http://www.bird-shots.com
if anyone is interested.