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A new type of suspension
I am new to this forum, having only been involved with KAP for the past year or so. My interests are combining images from KAP with ground-based geophysical survey to evaluate archaeological sites, as well as having fun! I enjoy designing and making equipment for KAP using engineering design software, 3D printing and electronics. Along the way I have developed a new type of suspension which is simpler than the classical Picavet: it incorporates only two bearings, is lightweight and folds up small, with no lines to tangle. This suspension maintains a constant angle of the camera with respect to the taut kite line. It incorporates two adapters: a tapered jamming socket at the top where I currently fit an altimeter, and another adapter flange at the bottom for attaching a camera or a panning camera unit.
I have just launched a website with descriptions of these gadgets and my first modest attempts at aerial photography and aerial video:
Go to www.aeronaut.org.uk