Pole aerial photography has now become part of my repertoire. There are times when kite aerial photography is impractical due to weather or location, and unnecessary if the camera just needs to be paint-pole height. I have purchased an extension pole (6-18 feet) and adapted parts from a kite aerial photography equipment supplier to make my pole rig.
Set up with tilt servo platform (brooxes.com) and dunecam (dunehaven.com) aerial controller (behind camera). Using CHDK and video downlink.
Camera platform can be swivelled 90 degrees for verticals. It is secured with a wing nut at the back.
3/4 inch hole drilled through the centre of the brooxes main frame to permit the threads of the the paint pole to pass through. No-one sells a nut with threads to go on a paint pole, so I cut the bottom inch off an old paint roller to use as a securing nut. Two large washers were needed to take up the slack so the rig doesn't wobble.