Light Support

My first flight had a miniature Buzz Lightyear “Commander” on board. Now I’m going to step that up and fly a much larger Buzz within view of one of the onboard cameras to photograph Buzz “flying” in space.

To do this I needed to make a lightweight yet rigid support for him, which I did from carbon fibre rods. These a both light and strong. The main mast back to the payload will probably be made of balsa wood though, so it snaps on landing if it hits something hard. Here’s the support that holds Buzz …

… by his backpack …

And here’s Buzz as he’ll appear in the photos. No doubt there’ll be extra cable ties etc to stop him escaping, but nothing too visible.

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