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Kite aerial photography is used in many fields as there are surveys, forests, topological maps, archaeology, increasing agricultural produce and of course freetime and hobby.
People used planes and helis till now. They have high fuel consumption and produce noise and exhaust with all the negative consequences. They need technique, staff, airfields, hangars and huge costs.
These disadvantages and environment problems can be reduced by KAP. A kite offers cheap aerial pictures in may fields without negative consequences. IR-film helps farmers to use fertilizer in the right way. A video camera helps to watch nature without disturbing.
We found a way to use a “one-way-camera” (10 Euro) again and again. You get it for nothing in some shops. So costs and risk aren’t high in case the kite camera crashes. You can use wooden or metal waste parts for the rig and accessories. We use metal from a wind-screen wiper for clips and karabiners.
We’ve learned a special kind of free time learning about the problem of throwing away used things, recycling and rubbish storage. We had a lot of fun building the rig. Triggering and pointing the camera can be improved or radio controlled. There no limits for creativity. The fun carries on launching the kite or taking the pictures.