Redstone Rig Kit 2.0
Starting at $45
The new Redstone Rig Kit 2.0 is a complete redesign of the very first KAPtery product. It includes all the pieces to build a ready-to-fly rig for holding a small point & shoot or mirrorless camera. This includes five 3D printed parts and the hardware to hold them together. The articulated camera tray allows vertical shooting for mapping and also oblique photography with the rig balanced at all tilt angles. The camera (not included) is attached with a thumb screw (included) into the tripod socket so it stays securely pointed in the same direction. The camera controls and LCD screen are always accessible. Protective legs and bumpers (included) can be quickly configured in various ways for different needs. The rig can be easily suspended from the flying line using either a Picavet or pendulum system and requires one or the other for optimal operation.
New with version 2.0 of the Redstone Rig is the slotted camera tray which allows any small camera to be well balanced both front-to-back and side-to-side. No drilling or gluing is required to assemble the rig which takes about an hour.
Typical flying Weight: 190 grams
Weight with no legs or bumpers: 145 grams
Assembly time: 1 hour
Unless you plan on building your own suspension, we strongly advise ordering a suspension kit as well. The rig can be easily suspended using either a Picavet or pendulum system, both of which prevent spinning and tend to keep the rig level. The Picavet is recommended for kite flights, and the pendulum is better for ballooning.
A 3D printed Picavet cross and all the hardware needed to construct a working Picavet suspension — a self-leveling, damped suspension system. The assembled Picavet attaches easily to the Redstone rig. Best for kite photography.
Suspend your camera rig from the flying line with a simple rigid shaft. The pendulum attaches easily to the Redstone rig. Best for balloon photography.
(Suspension kits are not designed to easily fit with any other mounting rig setups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase only a suspension kit separately.)
The Redstone Rig is designed and developed by Public Lab contributor Chris Fastie and is completely open source. Downloadable instructions for 3d printing your own Redstone Rig and Picavet suspension mounts are available on Thingiverse. Instructions for building and assembling are available as a pdf.