Monthly Archives: May 2011

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

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Ansel Adams said as much and I choose to stand above the landscape wherever my kite will let me. Photography is a search for revelation of the sense of place. It is not simply about the technical qualities of the … Continue reading

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The birds eye view

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Just what is so absorbing about the aerial view? Since childhood the world as depicted on a map has held a fascination for me and for many others. On a map we see the world as an ideal where the … Continue reading

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System ‘integration’ 2

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This is my current ground station set up. It’s a complete replacement after my 1st one was jumped on by an over-enthusiastic young dog. The blameless animal rushed me as I was hauling line, I had put the controller on … Continue reading

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Didak flowform: more tweaks

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The next step is opening up the outer shroud lines. I did the leading pair 1st: The impact the new shroud tension has on the wing chord is clearly visible in this shot. This was pretty disruptive to the kite’s … Continue reading

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the modded Didak Flow form 4

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And there it is! Still weaving about a bit too much to get close to in 7-8mph wind speed but stable enough to KAP from a Sutton ff30. Following Christian Becot’s modifications to the ff30 the last thing to do … Continue reading

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badform to flowform 5

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Replicating the hole pattern from the HQ flowform 2.0 and a small adjustment to the AoA and the Didak Flow Form 4 is stable..at last! Flying the kite with an incomplete set of holes was the wrong thing to do:  … Continue reading

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badform to flowform 4

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So now for the holes. Since the plan of the Didak Flow Form 4 kite is almost identical to the Harald Prinzler design used by HQ  I took the hole positions from the HQ flowform 2.0 and scaled them up … Continue reading

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Elevation views in AutoCAD

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One of the most frequently asked questions by TheoLt users is: ‘How do I get an elevation view of the building I’m measuring?’ TheoLt sends 3D data to AutoCAD which is plotted in the lines and layers of your choice. … Continue reading

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badform to flowform 3

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Adding the mesh panels to fill the holes I’d cut into the side keels proved to be a right fiddle and reminded me of how long ago I last used a sewing machine. Not easy to see in this shot … Continue reading

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badform to flowform 2

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The next action to stabilise the Didakites ff4 is to cut out the side keel panels ready for the mesh. It was a bit risky to fly it in this state but I wanted to check the effect of this … Continue reading

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