New Camera Payloads Guide from Extreme Rocketry September 13, 2005 Web posted at: 1:40 PM EDT
(ROL Newswire) -- Extreme Rocketry is pleased to announce the releaseof "A Guide To Camera Payloads," by Ray Dunakin. This 40-page booklet is a detailed guide to designing and building all types of photographic payloads, including 35mm sequence cameras, Super 8 movie cameras, video and digital cameras. The author, whose aerial photos and articles have graced the pages of Extreme Rocketry and High Power Rocketry magazines, has well over 20 years experience in rocket aerial photography. The booklet features 55 photos and 17 drawings to guide the reader through the process of choosing a camera, modifying it for flight, and constructing a payload using a variety of techniques. Also detailed are both mechanical and electronic timing devices to activate the camera, as well as ways to fit a camera into a tight space. Dimensions of specific payloads are included for those who don't wish to design from scratch. The pros and cons of each method and payload type are discussed, to aid in determining which approach best suits the reader's needs. The text explains not only "how to do it" but also why. In addition, there are helpful tips distilled from the knowledge gained in making hundreds of camera payload flights. Available from select hobby shops and rocket vendors (dealer inquiries welcome), the new book is also available immediately in the educational books section of the Extreme Rocketry webstore located at www.extremerocketry.com.
(ROL Newswire) -- Extreme Rocketry is pleased to announce the release