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Plane Aerial Photography

A GWS Slow Stick (electric radio-controller park flyer) is used to take aerial pictures. See details of my first experiments here.

A Canon SD200 digital camera (115 grams empty) is tied to the plane at its center of gravity using several rubber bands.

I thought it might be useful to be able to push the shutter using the transmitter, so I made a wooden frame to hold a servo:

This works, but the SD200 offers continuous shooting mode. Holding the shutter button down with rubber band and plastic tubing is more practical.

Click on the thumbnails below to see all aerial photos on this site in order, from the first.photo to the latest. Some photos are links to videos, as noted.

July 14, 2005

July 19, 2005

July 20, 2005

July 21, 2005

July 23, 2005

July 23, 2005

July 24, 2005

July 24, 2005

August 3, 2005

August 19, 2005

August 27, 2005

August 27, 2005

August 28, 2005

October 1, 2005

November 6, 2005

November 16, 2005

November 16, 2005

November 16, 2005

November 26, 2005

November 26, 2005

Crash! December 24, 2005

wmv video, 2.8 MB

April 19, 2006

April 19, 2006

April 19, 2006

April 19, 2006

November 6, 2006

wmv video, 3.1 MB