Topcon GPT 3000N settings for TheoLt

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  I have never been a fan of these, preferring the Wild stable but there is no denying Topcon GPT instruments are a popular choice in archaeology, especially the N versions which have a reflectorless capability. I had the good … Continue reading

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KAPfoil 1.6 in Bft3

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I have been kindly lent an HQ example of Ralf Beutnagel‘s KAPfoil1.6 by Peter Blackmore and flew it today in a light South Easterly. For comparison I flew it alongside the Becotised Ultrafoil 15, this would be well short of … Continue reading

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Your 2016 KAP calendar

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My print run didn’t go as far as I’d hoped this year- the calendars proved too popular. As far as I know they adorn the walls of farm houses, offices and kitchens from Athens to Ottawa. For those who need … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Becotised ITW Ultrafoil 15: Summary

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ITW Ultafoil 15:  summary of modifications for improved Bft 5 stability Bridle length increased to 3.8m Centre bridle line reduced by 1cm Tail increased to 8.5m Vent through put increased by 200% Keel vents added The modifications of the kite … Continue reading

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Surprise rig

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‘AutoKAP gives me a buzz… it’s the hunt and excitement… as l walk the kite and camera over the target trying to get every thing lined up, l have this feeling l can see in my mind’s eye that image… … Continue reading

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Stock /Becotised ITW Ultrafoil 15 fly off

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I have the loan of an un-modified ‘stock’ Ufoil15. Here it is flying alongside the Becotised version. The lateral movement of the stock kite is clearly visible as is the effect of the modified kite. Lighting conditions were poor but … Continue reading

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Becotised Ultrafoil 15. Good kite, happy man.

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The last one of these I did was for the HQ Flowform2.0 which uses a much heavier grade of fabric. For the Ufoil which I think is 31g/m Icarex I used a No.60 needle and a fine  polyester thread. Tulle … Continue reading

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Ultrafoil 15 mods for stability part 3

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Into the Wind, suppliers of the Ultrafoil describe the kite thus: “ITW UltraFoil 15 Kite Ray and Jeanne Merry update the Flowform With its uniquely vented design, the UltraFoil 15 has a very wide wind range. In light winds, its … Continue reading

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