I may get lucky and get some footage like this amazing still photo from a kite-mounted camera taken by Dave Sheridan of him kiting over a whale! [link]
I have had the camera for a while and have been "too busy" to set it up. But a light wind day at Gnotuk Ave was a good opportunity to rig it.
After a bit of research on the Internet, it seems the best place for the camera is mounted on the main central spar. This puts it out of harms way and points it at the rider.
I also rigged up a nylon safety line to secure the camera in case the main mount system fails.
Camera mounting detail, note safety line to kite securing loop (used while inflating)
Now I just need another windy outing to shoot some footage. The camera will only be "right way up" for one tack - for the other one it will be upside down.
- Kiteboarder sails over whale - Telegraph
- CamRig - KiteCam
- Kitesurfing caloundra passage with kite camera, YouTube
- Oregon Scientific ATC2K (ATC-2000) Helmet Camera | Helmet Camera Centra