Monthly Archives: February 2012

Swaffham Prior Smock Mill

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The Smock Mill at Swaffham Prior is listed as a residential ‘dummy’. Presumably it’s a reconstruction of the previous structure without the drive, mill stones etc.  There are 2 mills at Swaffham Prior and I have not yet found a … Continue reading

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KAP at Billingford Mill

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Despite a series of conservation efforts from 1956 to 2009 the mill is in a somewhat forlorn state. Norfolk Windmills Trust hope to be painting it this year and Norfolk County Council are looking at making a Listed Building Consent application … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry: getting more out of the 3×3 rules*

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As digital cameras get better (and cheaper) getting metric data from images is ever more accessible. There are lots of whizzy looking models all over the web of everything from your back garden to the pyramids ; so what is the … Continue reading

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KAP image resolution

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What makes a good KAP camera? In the quest for better image resolution for KAP and with my D5100 out of action for its 2nd sensor failure in 5 months (it’s down to Nikon-their fault, not mine!) I’m looking at … Continue reading

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KAP with the Didak Explorer by Ralf Dietrich

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Tom Benedict’s comment that the Explorer needs to be assessed by a KAPer is a good one and I have now stumbled through Ralf’s account of his trip to Sicily with the Explorer 2.7 in 2010. I was disturbed to … Continue reading

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Didak Explorer

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2009 Review of the Didakites Explorer 2.7 lifter kite by Ralf Dietrich translated from German into English. Continue reading

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KAP Pendulum

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Based on an original design by Christian Becot, as used by Christophe Gaston, I have been using this for 4 years now. Over that time I have reduced the size of the pendulum, halved the beam length and used a … Continue reading

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