The Camera and Cradle
The Cradle is made from sheets of aluminum and aluminum tubing.
The cradle can rotate 360 degrees around and 90 degrees up and down.
All of these controls are done using servos from a remote controlled
airplane. The servos turn the gears which in turn moves the cradle
in any direction. One of the servos is used for the shutter. The
control stick on the radio can be moved to take the photo.
The camera I use most often is a Sony DSC-P72 digital, shown in
lower picture. The other camera is a Pantex 35mm. I don't like using
it as much as the cost of developing can get expensive. Both cameras
however are extremely light weight, making it easier for the kite
to lift them.