Wingtip Camera
Looking for a different perspective from which to take aerial photos?  Here is a method
to accomplish that goal which will take a few evenings of tinkering, some camera
supplies and a little inguenity.  Look at what I have done with a $20 camera then adapt
the method to suit your needs.  It is fun to build and the results are astounding!
This is the perspective I am talking about, pretty neat
eh?
Point 'N Shoot self-winding camera permits
multiple pictures, a real convenience over manual
film advance.
Camera is "trapped" in a .016" thick
T-aluminum  holder with a wood base.  Holes in
the holder permit camera operations.  A custom
made holder secures the air-powered trigger
mechanism in place
Holder that traps the camera is
screwed to the wood base
containing the mounting screw.
This was necessary because there
was no threaded tripod mounting
hole. The camera is padded with
foam insulation weatherstripping.

The shutter button had no means
for attaching a remote cable
release, hence the little mounting
bracket directly above the shutter
button.
Exploded photo showing adjustable
mounting brackets, hardware and
assembled camera unit.  The
adjustment permits mounting the
camera in either of two wing "hard
points" (nutplates) at the end of each
spar.

.032 aluminum was used to make the
brackets.  This is not critical, use
whatever you have.  All metal parts
were cut with aviation tin snips, hack
saw and jig saw.
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