Hanging a Nokia Cameraphone from a kite in Blackheath

Last weekend, we tied an old mobile phone to a kite, and flew it on Blackheath!  Have a look at the youtube video above!

Hanging a Nokia mobile phone from a kite in Blackheath

This is something that I’ve wanted to try for about 10 years, but never had a camera that should shoot video, could take photos on a timer, or one that I wasn’t scared about dropping from a great height.

The results are not that wonderful, and certainly not a patch on this guy’s attempt.  But he had a much fancier cameraphone than mine, and gaffer tape, whilst we had to make do with elastic bands to hold the phone!

I think I need to try making a Picavet Suspension… Then maybe I can take Blackheath’s equivalent of this photo

San Francisco in ruin Kite aerial photo from wikipedia

Without the devastating earthquake beforehand, obviously (photo from 1906 in wikipedia)

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6 responses to “Hanging a Nokia Cameraphone from a kite in Blackheath

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  2. Jeepers! Made me feel incredibly sea sick just watching. Brilliant idea all the same, and I can’t think of a better place to try it out.

  3. Absolutely marvellous!
    I love this kind of thing. I wanted to do something similar but settled on taping a camera to a long pole and waving it about…

    See also Michael Snow’s “Northern Region” all 3 hours of it…

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