The author's Picavet (pronounced pickavay) suspension consists of an aluminum cross-frame
with small pulleys that are attached by a continuous line to pulley-blocks on the kite line.
In this version the frame members are 18 inches long, and the line arrangement is based on the
Rendsburg model (Beutnagel et al. 1995). The Picavet suspension provides a stable,
self-levelling platform that resists twisting and swinging movement of the kite line. This
Picavet setup was built from common parts and materials available at hardware stores.
||Picavet suspension with camera and cradle in action. Photo © J.S. Aber.
Return to KAP cameras.
- Beutnagel, R., Bieck, W. and Böhnke, O. 1995. Picavet--past & present.
The Aerial Eye vol. 1, no. 4, p. 6.