MTM Scientific, Inc... The KAP Camera: Free Plans
Aerial Photography using a Kite and Single-Use Camera!
Kite Aerial Photography is KAP! Here are free plans for a KAP Camera Rig, capable of snapping aerial photographs using a disposable camera and your kite. Here's how it works: Your kite lifts the 10 ounce rig to altitude, then a melting "ice cube timer" trips the shutter... simply reel the kite back-in to reload, and go again. The KAP rig is designed to use a disposable camera, such as the 27 shot Kodak Funsaver Camera. This project is really a lot of fun, especially taking photos at the beach, on vacation or around home...try it once and you'll be hooked on KAP. We suggest using a large payload-lifting classic box kite for launching the KAP rig, although any large kite is suitable. We previously offered the KAP Project as a kit, but are now publishing the free detailed plans here as a PDF file.