Monthly Archives: April 2014

What is the best kite for KAP?

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Originally posted on Billboyheritagesurvey's Blog:
If I had to choose one kite above any other that I’ve flown as a camera lifter it would be this one: the Into The Wind Levitation 9′ Delta. It needs one simple modification…

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Ouse Washes Community KAP walk: proof of concept.

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In looking at aerial photography as a group activity the ‘KAP walk’ is an option that brings participants into the landscape and develops a topographic record that is both repeatable and revealing, it gives an opportunity to get large scale … Continue reading

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What is Community KAP?

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This is an activity, open to all ages and abilities (subject to appropriate supervision) that is relaxing, fun and places one in the landscape in a unique way. What is it? KAP stands for Kite Aerial Photography and was invented … Continue reading

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DSBV 3rd mod: the tracking bridle

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Following Mike LeDuc’s advice I fitted a tracking bridle:   This centres the sleeve perfectly. Does a much better job than the tension balancing clip. There are some friction losses to see to, the trusty rubber-bands rub in places and … Continue reading

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DSBV next mods

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Learning from Mike LeDuc’s experience the balance of the spar and the elastic force is the next problem to solve. Mike’s solution is a ‘tracking bridle’ which feeds the displacement from one end of the spar to the other. This … Continue reading

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Dynamic Spar: the mods begin

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In no time after the last post I managed to upset the balance of the spar by a gentle side slip into a waiting tree. I tugged the kite free but the force was enough to stress the fragile duct … Continue reading

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Dynamic spar bodge

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Mike LeDuc came up with a brilliant mod for the ITW Levitation delta. He spotted the tendency for the spreader spar to snap under excess load and instead of the obvious ‘replace with a stronger spar’ solution developed an elastic … Continue reading

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