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.
Buy KLETT Nylon Hinges RK-9
A KLETT RK-9 Nylon Hinge is specified in our plans for the KAP Camera Project above. It has come to our attention that this particular item is no longer available from the manufacturer (KLETT Plastics, Fort Worth, TX). Therefore, we are offering a small packet of 5 hinges for $5.00 postage paid with worldwide delivery by Postal Mail. Simply order using the Paypal link below. Also, you can change the order quantity at checkout if you should happen to want more than one packet (5 hinges)