Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ruggedised transmitter for remote camera control: part 3

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A setback. With a working set of components I began testing the control system. Hooked up to a rig with video relay the ergonomics of this become apparent. The 3 controls on one thumbstick is HORRIBLE. I thought this might … Continue reading

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Ruggedised transmitter for remote camera control: part 2

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Wiring in the joystick. The thumb joystick and its break out board arrived and a process of substitution from the potentiometer wires made the pan and tilt connections. The shutter release is wired to the ‘gear’ channel: I hate soldering … Continue reading

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Ruggedised transmitter for remote camera control: part 1

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KAP really puts kit through it. I had a transmitter smashed by a dog jumping on it, I have trodden on the thing whilst hauling line…and to cap it all on my last outing it smacked me in the face … Continue reading

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2 kites, 2 cameras and a windpump

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The rain radar showed a clear spot half an hour from where I was working, I watched the met data update and clipped off work as quick as I could to try and catch the light over the marshes. All … Continue reading

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Progress of flight 1910

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A  fragment from the Flight Magazine October 1910: I’d love to know what sky hook Gamage’s supplied for the scientific flight at Wimbledon. They were exporting kites by Brookite, Skylark and ‘Finbat’ War kites (a keeled diamond with slit vents..nothing … Continue reading

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Royston 2015. Hitching a ride

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It took us an age to organise our antenna but by 13.00 we were live and catching signals from Europe. The wind was an on and off affair with the wire dropping at irregular intervals, even though the kite was … Continue reading

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