Northwest Montana Aerial Photography

Kerr Dam outlet of Flathead Lake
Kerr Dam outlet of Flathead Lake. Click on picture above for large (1024x768) picture.

Parkzone Radian Electric Sailplane
Parkzone Radian Electric Sailplane.

Aluminum camera mount, hot glued to fuselage.
Aluminum camera mount, hot glued to fuselage, after cutting a flat space in the fuselage. I also used small wood screws.
The camera is mounted directly over the CG (center of gravity) of the sailplane. This is important!

Camera mounted to sailplane

Camera (5MP Pentax Optio) mounted to Radian. Remote IR trigger is the blue thing with wires on the left.
I used Monokote trim sheet (self adhesive)  on the bottom of the wings for visibility when WAY up high.

IR trigger for the Optio's remote control shutter.
Prism Remote control shutter release. The IR LED (blue and yel. wires) simulates the little remote control to snap a picture.
The Prism Remote is made by hexpertsystems.com and costs about US$25.00

Camera mounted on Radian
Another shot of the Pentax camera with Prism IR remote mounted to side of Radian EP Sailplane.
Kalispell, MT. Click on pic. above for large (1024x768) picture.
Flathead River, inlet at Flathead Lake. Click on pic. above for large (1024x768) picture.

Downtown Kalispell, Montana

Downtown Kalispell, Montana. Click on pic. above for large (1024x768) picture.

Copyright 2011 - NWMT Aerial Photography. - Greg Douglas
Email gregd@reputable.com