Titan 2 IR A1400


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This package is fully prepared for flight and configured for dual-camera kite- or balloon photography for infrared plant analysis. It includes everything in the Titan 2 Rig kit and the Picavet or Pendulum Kit (choose suspension above). Also included are two Canon PowerShot A1400 cameras, and a timer to precisely synchronize the shutters of both cameras. The Titan 2 Rig and suspension are configured and prepared so all components can be quickly mounted and connected for your first flight.

One Canon A1400 has had its infrared block filter replaced with a Wratten 87 polyester filter so it captures only pure near-infrared light (see test photo below). The Canon A1400 16MP cameras are factory refurbished -- they were purchased from Canon and arrived in pristine condition. The A1400 uses two AA batteries (not included) so it's easy to always have new or freshly charged batteries.

To precisely synchronize the shutters of the cameras, an external timer is included. This is a modified MK111 timer, a 3D printed timer housing, a battery case (for 4 AAA alkaline batteries, not included), and cables to carry the 5 volt pulse from the timer to the USB ports of both cameras. Each camera includes a 4GB SD card with CHDK installed and configured for synchronous remote shutter release. With the cameras connected and turned on, flip the switch on the battery case and the cameras will start shooting in perfect synchrony every eight seconds (adjustable from 2 to 60 seconds). CHDK runs automatically when the camera is powered on. Instructions are provided for modifying the settings.The SD cards will each hold about 700 full resolution (16MP) photos.

Also included is a single-camera tray which allows either camera to be flown solo in a lightweight rig (no electronics are required, and a CHDK script included on the SD card will trigger the shutter at a regular interval).

Typical flying weight of entire rig and suspension with cameras and batteries: 675 grams.

An infrared photo taken by the modified Canon A1400 included in this package. A Wratten 87 filter replaces the internal IR block filter so only near infrared light reaches the sensor.