Brooxes Basic Kite Aerial Photography Kit
Lightweight digital cameras have made Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) a rapidly growing hobby. Designed by KAP pioneer Brooks Leffler, the BBKK is made of aluminum and holds a camera up to 5.5 x 4 x 5.5. It includes a Parallax Continuous rotation servo that rotates the camera 360°. The kit will accommodate radio-control equipment with two to four channels to operate pan, tilt and shutter. Brooks recommends using the Futaba 4-YF 2.4 gHz radio from Tower Hobbies or the Spektrum DX5 radio from Horizon Hobbies. It’s designed to use Futaba S3003/3004 or Tower Hobbies TS-53 servos for tilt and shutter but other standard-size servos should work too. The BBKK can be also used without radio control if your camera has an interval timer called an intervalometer. Weight of the BBKK, less camera and batteries, is 7 to 9 oz (200-250 g). Most finished radio rigs will weigh two pounds or less suitable for use with such kites as the ITW Parafoil 10, a medium-sized Rokkaku or a 9-foot Delta or Delta-Conyne. Larger more powerful kites are neither needed nor recommended. Your camera must have a tripod screw hole on the bottom and a shutter button on top and a maximum weight of 14 oz. Kit includes 70 pieces and a 20-page instruction manual. It assembles in 4 to 6 hours with basic hand tools and an electric drill.