Monthly Archives: March 2011

Terry Ball RA

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I heard the news far too late to get to the funeral. I was doing one of things I love best: teaching practical survey and I was too far from Suffolk to get there in time. I owe Terry a … Continue reading

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Documentation practice at Uni Illi

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Over a coffee at U Penn back in November 2010 Paul Hardin Kapp and I agree to have the Laing Memorial Lecture act as a starting point for introducing real-time CAD into architectural survey for student project work at the … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of my grandfather..back to the Ferry

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Felixstowe was a big part of our lives as a children and it still is; Allan, Gwynn & Hubert Jobson lie in Old Felixstowe chruchyard now and I remember them as I pass by. One of our regular walks in … Continue reading

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Traversing with Historic Scotland

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Historic Scotland are investing in survey! As part of their development of a minimum site record we do a training exercise in travserse control. I am asked to trouble-shoot their field kit, update to TheoLtr8.1.6 and take 3 teams through … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman

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05.45 07.00  ….. …..£285.00!

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In the wake of the ship: KAP at Ely

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At only 30m above the ground Ely Cathedral looks imposing with the windblown fen in the distance. I have long wanted to fly here but always found excuse not to. Today broke bright and blowy and before the trees are … Continue reading

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Brought by March Winds

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One of the 14 American Battle Monuments Commission sites,  the Cambridge Cemetery was established in 1943. It was designed by Perry Shaw Hepburn & Dean of Boston and landscaped by Olmstead bros of Brookline Mass. 3m Rokakku kite flown by … Continue reading

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DSLR KAP..how hard?

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Ramon spotted a major flaw in the DSLR lashup straight away. I thank him for pointing this out,  for I could have got in deep trouble flying my D70 on an unmodified Brooxes ‘Basic’ rig. After some initial success with … Continue reading

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DSLR KAP..take a deep breath..

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A series of quick mods to the Brooxes ‘basic’ rig and the D70 is committed to an AutoKAP flight. The all up weight with a stock 28mm lens came in at 1.1kg when everything but the basics is stripped off … Continue reading

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