WWKW 2015

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Pressure..too much pressure! World Wide Kite Aerial Photography Week (WWKW) is the all too short week the worldwide KAP community make an effort to fly, mostly for fun. The idea is simple. We submit our photos and we can share … Continue reading

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AutoKAP ‘A5′ rig shakedown

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This is my 3rd one of these, and I have been flying it and tweaking it for a while now. It is built to fit in an A5 box for transport. The pan gear uses recycled printer cartridge parts driven … Continue reading

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Bft 5 fly off.

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The beefy westerlies have kept up this week so I have been able to to to grips with Bft 5  (19-24mph) and see how 2 ‘high speed’ KAP contenders fare. To get an idea of the comparative performance of the … Continue reading

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KAP in Bft 5

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One look at the forecast today was enough…Gale force is not KAP force at all! Opinion on the Trooper confirms it needs a tail when flown in turbulent (squirelly) flow, and is tricky to handle on a short line. The … Continue reading

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Learning the ways of the Trooper

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I had the good fortune to win one of Dan Leighs deltas at auction. The Trooper is a high speed wind kite and took a bit of getting used to. There, in sharpie, is the signature of the legendary Kensington … Continue reading

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Pan gear details

This is a simple or even a silly question, but still I want to know. How do you attach your a custom made Pan Gear to the Centre Shaft that carries the Rig and the Shaft to the Picavet. I … Continue reading

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Apple blossom time…

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Surely the flower display would be a wonder to see from above… The weight reduction continues..I swapped the pendulum for a Picavet when I found the rig wouldn’t fit in its A5 box with a new tilt servo. I can’t … Continue reading

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What makes a good KAP spot?

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This question has been troubling me since the Easter break. Folks want to know where to KAP. They see the pictures,  they ask me. What should I say? This struck me as an odd question: surely if you are a … Continue reading

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Mini USB connector for CHDK

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There is plenty out there on this but Tom Benedict asked for info on how the wiring works on this so here is how I did one. The advantage of this method is the size and weight reduction over the … Continue reading

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The Fens by John Clare

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Wandering by the river’s edge, I love to rustle through the sedge And through the woods of reed to tear Almost as high as bushes are. Yet, turning quick with shudder chill, As danger ever does from ill, Fear’s moment … Continue reading

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