Monthly Archives: April 2016

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OWLP KAP workshop nr2

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I had grand plans for the Denver KAP exercise. With the wind in the right quarter there is a very nice kite walk possible. The river bank from Denver to Downham is a rare space where a kite can be … Continue reading

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KAV beginings

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At last a break in the monotonous cloud cover, a light breeze and it’s time to see what the gimbal can do. The bench testing is over and suspension from a kite line beckons. Despite the all too rare sunlight … Continue reading

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3axis KAP Gimbal part 3

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Voltage regulation. Oh boy, this is fun. Having got the balance happy, the PID settings clean and video relay done I find myself stymied by failure of the RC control aspect. I can have the gimbal powered happily on a … Continue reading

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Testing times

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Peter Blackmore and I are looking at the ‘soft’ kite options including modification of existing designs. There are occasions when soft kites have a clear advantage in deployment, they pack small and are not fragile in the way sparred kites … Continue reading

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