Monthly Archives: May 2015

Photoscale and ground cover

If you need to know what the ground cover for a given camera at a given height will be the photoscale formula will do this for a true nadir shot of a level surface. Photoscale=f/h where f= focal length of … Continue reading

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WWKW 2015

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Pressure..too much pressure! World Wide Kite Aerial Photography Week (WWKW) is the all too short week the worldwide KAP community make an effort to fly, mostly for fun. The idea is simple. We submit our photos and we can share … Continue reading

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AutoKAP ‘A5’ rig shakedown

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This is my 3rd one of these, and I have been flying it and tweaking it for a while now. It is built to fit in an A5 box for transport. The pan gear uses recycled printer cartridge parts driven … Continue reading

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Bft 5 fly off.

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The beefy westerlies have kept up this week so I have been able to to to grips with Bft 5  (19-24mph) and see how 2 ‘high speed’ KAP contenders fare. To get an idea of the comparative performance of the … Continue reading

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KAP in Bft 5

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One look at the forecast today was enough…Gale force is not KAP force at all! Opinion on the Trooper confirms it needs a tail when flown in turbulent (squirelly) flow, and is tricky to handle on a short line. The … Continue reading

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Learning the ways of the Trooper

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I had the good fortune to win one of Dan Leighs deltas at auction. The Trooper is a high speed wind kite and took a bit of getting used to. There, in sharpie, is the signature of the legendary Kensington … Continue reading

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