kite-aerial-photography
kite-aerial-photography


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tonyc "I wonder how much motion it would get on a simple flight without jostling it at all. This is such a great idea, allowing for chaotic energy to get ..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "Thanks Tony, I like the idea of a universal ball head instead of a hinge. That would make it easier to switch between nadir and oblique when using..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
tonyc "These are both great, and an excellent video summary of the questions you are facing here. My mind goes into a place of splitting the designs into..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
patcoyle "Nice work. Tradeoffs on user's part on complexity will be in order as to which route will make most sense for them. " | Read more » over 8 years ago
tonyc "Awesome ideas, y'all! Mainly I was trying to get the protection centered on the lens, and to get the thing to roll, not resist with rigid protectio..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "McMaster Carr sells aluminum strips 1/16" thick in widths between 1 1/2" and 2" (in various lengths). So a one foot long piece would cost less than..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "I like Pat's idea of bolting through a juice bottle. Removing the neck of the bottle could allow good access to the camera, but the bottle shoul..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
patcoyle "Tony, I looked at the note in email before I saw the comments from Chris. I like the innovative thinking. The drop test is cool I'd second the poi..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "That's an awesome crash test. I think taking advantage of the tripod socket is a really good idea. The little tripod head you use is more than you ..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "For 360° kite panoramas, I let ICE analyze the photos and do the stitching. If the stitching works, ICE usually selects the "spherical" projection ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
dbenjamin "Hey Chris, What is your process for creating panoramas in ICE? Which projection do you use? " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
patcoyle "Nice work. I was able to download your OpenDroneMappoint cloud ply, view it in Meshlab. Cropped snapshot from model is interesting. " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
dbenjamin "We have some photos from May that I'm hoping to compare to. The difference from the ground is just astounding. That was exactly the problem, thank..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
cfastie "What an eerie, apocalyptic place. This is what happens to golf courses when maintenance ceases. I hope someone is documenting the succession. I ha..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
patcoyle "Thanks Chris. The rigs with cameras are very good values. While I tend to go back to the juice-bottle rigs (being Picavet challenged as we all know..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
ecta64 "WOW!! That is very interesting. So the tail is just a long thin line with a streamer close to the tail junction then a number of streamers at the e..." | about 9 years ago
mathew "Here is the Approach Fish TALA in flight in a 7mph breeze. I only had it up in 5-10mph but it was stable the whole time, with that "hunting" motio..." | about 9 years ago
ecta64 " I just thought, the hybrid approach in my last comment mirrors the Dimorphodon I saw in Jurassic World. " | about 9 years ago
ecta64 "Honestly after the first day of testing things have gone a bit downhill. Beyond 20 MPH (still impressive for my small kite) I still get severe loop..." | about 9 years ago
mathew "Its real interesting to study the effects of weight and drag on stability. I just want to link out to some methods used by kite fishers to fly off..." | about 9 years ago
tgran "I think the fact that you're working through GitHub and publishing your scripts and discussions is a big positive step. I'm also glad that David W..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
cfastie "Hi Tgran, I agree that we are probably reinventing the wheel. There seems to be a huge range of comfort with this type of simple electronics, So p..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
tgran "Is there a chance to beta-test the SkyShield out with a custom rig? I'd be happy to do all the soldering if necessary. Or I'll patiently wait for..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
cfastie "Oh, that's what's happening. I wondered how it worked at all in Chrome without Silverlight support. In all other browsers you see overlays of zooma..." | Read more » about 9 years ago