Monthly Archives: March 2016

New lamps for old.

I’m not sure how old the retired lamp was but it’s been our friend since we moved here some 16 years past. The new lamp is brighter and draws less power. Got bored waiting for the old column to be … Continue reading

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3 axis KAP gimbal progress

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The 5 control wires for the video relay and shutter release require cable fine enough to pass through the 3 hollow core motors to reach the RC receiver and video transmitter. They have to be flexible and strong enough to … Continue reading

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Community KAP workshop Nr2

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If the weather permits a walk along the bank of the Great Ouse should furnish some intresting views. A downwind walk anlong the riverside is a pleasure, with a kite aloft the aerial view can be captured… As far as … Continue reading

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32bit gimbal: good chart…

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It’s not every day I get excited about a graph. This is an X Y Z trace from the Ricoh GR  gimbal rig. After a lot of fiddle getting the balance and discovering 12c errors along the way, breaking tiny … Continue reading

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On the Washes: the water margin

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The kink in the Western bank between Earith and Sutton Gault is the ‘Gullet’ it’s a feature I can’t fly directly over, unless its blowing a gale, as it forms one corner of the approach to Meadowlands aerodrome. The Gullet … Continue reading

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3 axis 32bit gyre and gimbal KAPrig

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For KAP a gimbal offers great potential, viable video should be possible, slow exposures in low light and smooth camera movements should be possible with 3 axis active stabilisation. Gimbal technology has come on leaps and bounds as the drone … Continue reading

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