S90 Simple KAP Rig in action

Very simple and light weight near ortho KAP rig and easy to fly low wind kite. For the rig, jJust tape a CHDK compliant camera to a Gent-X picavet. The Fled kite requires little tuning and will lift a camera in 3mph winds. This configuration of camera, rig, and kite works well for capturing images to process with structure from motion photogrammetry. The fled can fly near vertical, this can be quite useful when working in confined spaces. The image on the right shows the kite flying overhead.


Click here to see an example that illustrates the 3D model that was generated from this KAP session.

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Taken on April 6, 2011