The Ultimate Camera Housing
To Capture Video Of A Tornado From The Inside !
was designed to be placed in front of a
Tornado and get the ultimate video of a tornado up close and
personal. The scenes of whole trees getting ripped out of the
ground "roots still attached" will be breath taking and will
show the raw power of a Tornado! The window that the camera will
video through is thick Lexan (bullet-proof glass). We have
installed a high quality professional Sony 3-chip video camera
as a sacrifice camera to put inside the housing. When sealed up
it's completely water-proof and the entire unit weighs 90
pounds. The TD is equipped with a GPS tracker so we can recover
the housing after we get it inside a tornado. If it takes a
direct hit from a powerful tornado it could end up miles away
from the original deployment location.
This will take allot of skill and some luck too.
are currently looking for corporate sponsors to help fund some
exciting new ideas that are currently in the planning stages.
The Theiss-Device appeared
on National Geographic's "Tornado Hunters" program in 2005.
First Tornado Attempt:
Tornado Dissipated before it reached the Theiss-Device
provided by Jim Leonard
May 7 2002: Mike Theiss deploys the Theiss-Device and the Dillo-Cam
in the path of a 1/2 mile wide Tornado in Kansas. But, the
tornado missed the probes as it passed just to the south and dissipated.
Hurricane Katrina's record setting storm surge as it happened.