Monday, October 30, 2006

views from the sky - Seyssins

Long time ago (2000) i built a support for a chromatic trashable camera. The heavy device worker well on my 1.4 m, 1.5kg wide methanol powered plane but was limited to 1 picture a flight because it it not possible to re-arm the camera. i have a nice picture of the fields from the sky but without me on it unfortunately. So i decided to make myself busy with a system where more than one pictures can be taken during a flight.

The second version is an ultra light(15 g) trigger for a digital spycam (40 g). The purpose is to place it on the 290 g electric airplane and take pictures from the sky.
the first problem i faced was the need for power to allow the plane to actually take off with its extra weight on the shoulders and additionnal air flow disturbances close to the wings. So i installed a brushless motor on the plane with a huge propeller. Utch!
now it flies!

thank you Sarah for the nice pictures ;)

Below are the first pictures taken with the fantastic device.

The small grey dot on the left top is me!
Nice views of the swimming pool. (I feel better to fly when it is covered for winter)

The house in Seyssins....... and the cars close to the swimming pool

the trees ...

Some artistic views


Anonymous said...

i like them! you're right, the airplane wing in the picture makes it
more authentic...but then picture space is taken up by the wing, so its
a tossup. it would be funny to have a picture of the house with someone
hanging out a window waving madly :)
(Sarah wrote)

Patricia said...

Waouw max c'est formidable, bravo.
Petite critique (vraiment minuscule): tu ne saurais pas redresser tes photos afin qu'on ne se fasse pas de torticoli trop douloureux.
ta petite soeur.

Sofia said...

The photos look nice... It was a good idea ;) (that is not normal in you heheh - evil). Kiss