All in one KAP control: the Wheeler/Mitchell Arduino project (pt 2)

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See previous installment here A gusty Bft 5 is not a happy place for a kite: the lull to gust power variation is tough to manage and the KAPfoil swung around in the shifting flow. In these conditions autoKAP wins … Continue reading

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D3aBT..back from the dead!

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It’s not often obsolete devices come back from the dead but this has happened for the Disto3aBT. Leica have released a new version of their DistoTransfer software that gets it working with Windows 10. Microsoft killed my Disto. It’s been … Continue reading

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a KAP win, in print at last

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It’s been a while since I swung the camera at the Bottisham Lode on a blustery early October evening in 2014. It was taken in 2 frames from the Sony Rx1 camera lifted by a 9′ Levitation delta.  A year … Continue reading

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On Crosby Sands

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Crosby Sands is where the Gormleys stand.
They stare out to sea slowly covered by the rising tides
encrusted  and rusted they mark no channel
but iron-magnet draw people to them.
tide wide and mud footed they stand apart
drown’d on evry moon rise and it’s echo
who’s vanity is multiplied here?
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Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:
The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an…

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The Wheeler- Mitchell Arduino project

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Hard to imagine but these 2 components constitute a 2.4GHz RC transmitter. Missing are the controls, power supply and antenna but the guts of the thing is smaller than a credit card. All that’s required is some patient soldering and … Continue reading

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Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an outdoor activity that brings together people … Continue reading

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GTeng T909

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GTeng T909 is small self powered video receiver that matches Immersion RC frequencies. The antenna is built in, its battery charges over a micro USB cable and runs for about an hour. With a bit of fiddling  I can get … Continue reading

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Unlearning line: what is LOD 500?

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Can a survey scale relate to a BIM* LOD? “LOD 500: The Model Element is a field verified representation in terms of size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation. Non-graphic information may also be attached to the Model Elements.” Ref AIA, … Continue reading

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ArchDoc 2016 un-learning ‘line’?

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Learning by doing. Archdoc is a practical element in the post graduate course in conservation at RLICC, Leuven. One out come is experience in ‘reading a building’. On the right a photo-reconstruction of a Southern Flemish ‘cross’ window of the … Continue reading

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