Instax Drone

Photo credit: Trent Siggard via Peta Pixel

Fujifilm’s Instax camera lineup is great for casual use, but what if you strapped one onto a drone? Photographer and drone specialist Trent Siggard did just that, and the result is a portable flying machine that can take beautiful aerial instant photos. “I had an extra 500mm quadcopter frame collecting dust and knew it was the perfect platform for this project. I used some spare parts from Open Grove Raceway including a DJI Naza V2 flight controller and some old UBAD 20a ESC’s to get it flying. After a successful test flight, I had to mount the instant camera,” said Trent. Continue reading for some of the photos he took.

Instax Drone
Instax Drone
Instax Drone
Instax Drone
Instax Drone
Instax Drone
Instax Drone

“To have a reference of what the camera was seeing I used a standard FPV camera attached the side of the Instax with dual lock so I could have a reference monitor on the ground and to have a rough idea of what my camera framing was like. To trigger the camera I glued a Futaba S3003 Standard Servo to the camera, plugged it into the flight controller, mapped the servo channel to a spring-loaded switch on the controller so it would only be at its limit as long as I held it there, and limited its travel in my remote,” said Trent to Peta Pixel.