by FliteTest | February 4, 2013 | (23) Posted in Projects

The Diana F+ is a lo-fi film camera that shoots on 120 film.  When equipped with an Instant Back the camera can shoot on Fuji Instax Mini film.  

We have a bunch more photos available in our forum post!  
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 to take a look at the other Lomo photos! 

 Now, attach this Lomo camera to a Tricopter and you get... a Lomo-Copter! 

The Diana F+ with the Instant Back and loaded with film weighs about 500grams, but that's not a problem for our tricopter which is setup with NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30A 750kv / 140w motors!

Mounted to the front of our multirotor, David also attached a FPV camera to the Diana F+ viewfinder to allow for the photographer to see what he will be capturing.

Our Tricopter is equipped with a Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board which will help keep the multi-rotor stable, especially on a windy day like today!

The Instant Back has a push button that releases the exposed Fuji Instant Film. We've equipped a servo switch that can be activated by the photographer so they can eject exposed photos and continue to take pictures while the Tricopter is in the air!

The FPV camera is mounted to the Diana F+ camera viewfinder with a custom made camera mount.  The mount is made from InstaMorph moldable plastic.  

Check out this video of Chad using InstaMorph to make a replacement mount for the Twin Star II.

In the digital age that we live in, we thought it'd be fun to mount this Diana F+ lomography camera setup with the Instant Back and capture one-of-a-kind instant film aerial photos.

Josh will be snapping and ejecting the Instant Film photos with a seperate radio.  He'll be seeing what the camera sees with his Fat Shark FPV Goggles.

This is the view that Josh will have as the "Lomogracopter" is in the air.

As David flies the Tricopter into place, Josh sees the shot he'd like to take and then snaps the photo by throttling up on his radio.  He ejects the photo with a switch which will activate the on-board servo.

 After a few minutes to develop, the instant film shows the photo that Josh snapped!

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Equipment mentioned in this episode:

Diana F+ lomography camera

Instant Back (Instant Film camera add-on)

Fatshark AttitudeSD FPV Goggles - with Built in Headtracker 

Tricopter Motors
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30A 750kv / 140w motors

KK2.0 Control Board


liveyourdreamsRC on February 4, 2013
Interesting, so lomography is the two man arial photography? Cool shots though and with the wind and all the weight great flying Dave!
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Dodge on February 5, 2013

Done a similar job with my old K100 SLR =]
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Carmatious on February 4, 2013
I'am chatting this up on this forum. Wait Flitetest has a forum? hmmmm Learn something new with every comment.
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Adib Vahedi on February 6, 2013
Great flying guys you have great skills, That camera looks awesome and great pics Josh Scott!

Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Benn Gunn on February 7, 2013
good to see you Josh Scott ...don't be a strannger your cool....
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Atarix777 on February 26, 2013
Totally Awesome :D
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jamiedco on February 28, 2013
why did you use cppm on the kk2.0.
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