This nadir shot was taken as the kite over flew its own line….
- Camera flight time 15mins
- 236 exposures captured.
- Shot interval :5s
- Path: clickPanPro ‘A’
- Canon S95
- Exposure: CHDK KAP UAV 3.5
- Shutter release: USB one shot
- Tgt Tv: 1/1000
- Min ISO: 100
- Max ISO: 800
- Wind-speed: 2-3mph.
- Lifter: Jones Airfoils 8’Rokkaku.
380g, Filalu rig with auto control by clickPanPro, power is by 3.6V LiIon mobile ‘phone battery (NP BN1) exposure control by Walter Wing: KAP UAV.lua CHDK script:
This was never going to be a directed camera shoot. I was amazed I manged to loft a camera at all: the kite needed nearly 300m of line to reach a stable flow at around 50m AGL and adding the camera almost killed the lift, the rig never rose much more than 20m and I got some gut churning surprises from thermals and decided to recover the camera after the big Rok topped me and looped …I had to spool huge amounts of line to keep control. I wasn’t expecting much…