Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wear & tear : rig maintenance.

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Shake down. After flying a copy of Tims rig for a few hours most of the snags have been found and fixed. Here is the design in its ‘final’ state: Not much needed attention but the gear guide worked loose … Continue reading

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Hitching a ride on the kite line.

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I have been using a pendulum suspension for a good while now and, although it’s not the lightest method, it has some advantages over the Picavet. robust tangle free no knots to unravel or line to fray less cross line … Continue reading

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USB shutter release under CHDK

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This post is a case of putting the information up here as an aide memoir. I had trouble with this. Not because it’s difficult but because once done it’s easy to forget how you did it months later when a … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful: the Didak Explorer 16 at work.

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I had an hilarious session yesterday. The cloud lifted and I decided to see what I could do with the diminutive Explorer 16 and Tims new rig with the S95 as a trail run for what Kevin Lajolie calls a … Continue reading

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Tim’s ‘fly & forget’ rig

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After a lot of trial and error with a direct to servo mounting I opted for the Brooks method of pan drive for 3 reasons: compact design- the offset allows the pan servo to sit behind the camera landscape aspect … Continue reading

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A rig for Tim

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Tim Carter, an archaeologist working in Suffolk, got in touch and asked about KAP for site recording. After a couple of flights he has arrived at the conclusion this is an aerial platform with potential. After just 2 flights, flying … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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